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ELCS students celebrated their junior prom on Saturday, May 10 in Elizabethtown. This year’s theme? Winter Wonderland. Pictured above is Charlotte Shepard and Noah Farrell. “We would like to thank everyone for supporting our fundraising efforts throughout the year,” said the class in a statement. “And our parents for all of their time, effort, support and love.” Photo by Pete DeMola

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ECH to assume Au Sable Forks practice By Jon Hochshartner jon@denpubs.com

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) has entered into an agreement with Dr. Richard Bremer to assume his medical practice in AuSable Forks upon his retirement this summer. According to Bremer, there were no bids for his practice besides that offered by ECH. ÒN o one else contacted me,Ó Bremer said, adding that he planned to spend his retirement with his family and enjoying the outdoors. ÒI Õ m going to miss the patients and IÕ m going to miss helping people.Ó

Initially, Elizabethtown Community Hospital staff will meet with patients in the same location currently occupied by Bremer. Plans are currently being developed to either renovate an existing structure or build a new health center in the town. Hospital staff will begin seeing patients on July 1, pending state approval. State approval is expected by later this spring. Bremer has made the decision to retire after more than 40 years as a family practice physician. His medical practice has served countless patients and their family members over the years. According to Bremer, his decision to work with the

hospital to facilitate this transition underscores his respect for the organization. ÒM y top priority is to ensure that community members continue to receive quality healthcare services,Ó he said. ÒM any of the people in this community have been my patients for years, so it is vitally important to me that they continue to be well cared-for. Elizabethtown Community HospitalÕ s community-based health centers ensure that people have access to quality care. I am delighted to be able to entrust the hospital and its health center staff with my patientsÕ well-being.Ó CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ On April 30, George Moore went to the Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Ticonderoga and joined the 151 other folks who registered to bid on the 105 parcels that Essex County had seized from delinquent taxpayers and were now auctioning off to the highest bidder. Moore thought the four parcels adjacent to his holdings would make a good addition to his portfolio. When he left the auction that afternoon, he assumed his winning bid of $49,500 sealed the deal. Not so fast. On Monday, May 12, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject MooreÕ s bid and kick the property, which is located at the intersection of Blue Ridge Road and Route 9, over to the town of North Hudson for $60,000. Aside from the town, Moore, an 87-year-old who runs a scrap metal yard in Keeseville, has the most invested in this decision. He owns, and pays taxes on, the so-called A-Frame, a large structure that once anchored Frontier Town, the now-shuttered theme park whose fate county officials have spent much of the year debating. The lot, according to materials provided by the firm that brokered the sale, spans 88 acres and has a market value of $568,900. At the meeting, County Attorney Daniel Manning and other officials were quick to point out that the denial was permissible under the saleÕ s terms and conditions. North Hudson Town Supervisor Ronald Moore, no relation to George, pinned his request to an ongoing issue that is common in the North Country:

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Children’s Development Group opens new site in Keeseville By Kyle Page

denpubs@denpubs.com KEESEVILLE Ñ ChildrenÕ s Development Group has opened a new location in downtown Keeseville. The Group has offered a full range of services since 2009 in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties. The Group celebrated with a two day grand opening Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10 at the 1717 Front Street location. Ò We hope to get a lot of people interested in our program,Ó said Executive Director Margi Carter as numerous parents and children toured the new facility in the former Kingsland Square Bistro site. ChildrenÕ s Development Group has a lot of services to offer the region including Early Intervention, Child Care, Preschool and Tutoring Services. Ò Our mission is to shape a creative and funfilled learning experience, where tolerance and acceptance are valued,Ó explained Carter. Ò We get back into the family.Ó The new location offers room for many family oriented activities. Carter explained how the focus is on traditional play and learning. Ò ItÕ s what we did when I was a kid,Ó Carter said. In a refreshing change from most modern facilities activities with the children do not include technology. Children are asked to turn off their cell phones and other electronic devices and are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity.

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Executive Director Margi Carter, Office Coordinator Alexa Hachigian, Autumn Hamborsky, Ava Hamborsky, Cain Banker and Director of Operations Danielle Godin play at the new CDG site. Photos by Kyle Page This is not to suggest the Group is backwards in any way as they have successfully built up their operation since its beginnings in 2009. The Group now has more than 40 fully licensed and trained staff members in several locations including Au Sable Forks, Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga. To highlight the newest location along with Carter, Director of Operations Danielle Godin, Office Coordinator Alexa Hachigian, and Natalie Sullivan from CornellÕ s Cooperative Extension in Essex were on hand this past weekend showcasing many of the activities and capabilities of the Group. As Carter explains, Ò We have been here since the beginning of March but didnÕ t have every-

thing in place until now.Ó As the location was originally built for a bistro Carter decided it was worth the effort to get the licenses necessary to continue the use of the kitchen facilities. This gives the group the ability to include hands on nutritional activities as well as cooking as part of the program involving the entire family. For the opening day Sullivan was on hand to show participants how to make nutritious smoothies. “We firmly believe parents are the child’s first teacher,Ó Carter added. The Group has an agreement with the New York State Department of Health to provide Early Intervention services including Special Instruction, Speech Therapy, Occupational

Therapy, Physical Therapy, and multidisciplinary evaluations at no cost to the parents. They are able to help parents with questions and concerns regarding the intellectual development of the children and can able to assist with the referral process. At the Keeseville location, parents can find services for their children from preschool to high school many of which can be tailored to the time needs of the families. Tutoring is provided by certified professionals and can be done in groups or one-on-one. Already the Group has put in motion many additions to their program including opening a Kids College in Au Sable Forks in September, a Preschool program in Keeseville also in September, a three hour summer enrichment program starting in July in Keeseville, a Saturday dropin care in Keeseville as well as taking advantage of the area around the Keeseville location. Carter pointed out the back window down to an open grass area between the building and the Ausable River: Ò I saw this and envisioned a natural scape including a sidewalk around the area for a bike path and different natural play areas.Ó Carter is building up a group of volunteers and donations of materials to construct this vision for the benefit of the Group’s clients. Keeseville has a very bright future with the recent addition of the ChildrenÕ s Development Group. Interested parents are encouraged to stop in and visit the facility at 1717 Front Street in Keeseville or visit them at their excellent website childrensdevgroup.com, or facebook at childrensdevgroup or by phone 834-7071.


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Helen DeChant • 873-9279 / time4hfd@yahoo.com

ow that we are finally having some good planting weather, there is still space in the Elizabethtown Community Garden located behind the Hale House near the Senior Housing residence. The garden is open to anyone who is interested in gardening, growing your own fresh vegetables and/ or flowers. There’s no cost for your fenced-in prepared (rototilled) space, tools, water, and some seeds are available. The only items you might have to purchase are specialty seeds or plants of your own choosing or maybe you would like to trade seeds with someone. If you have never gardened before, but would like to learn, Garden Coordinator Ken Robillard is willing to share his many years of experience with you. This is a great opportunity for anyone who lives in an apartment, has no space at their own home or lives in an area without enough sun for plants to grow properly. ItÕ s time to get your cool weather crops in, like salad greens, peas, and onions. Towards Memorial Day it will be time to plant warm weather crops like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. If youÕ re interested contact Ken at 873-6418 or email him at kenken54@yahoo.com. Gardening is very

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he ChildrenÕ s Development Group has opened a new facility at 1717 Front Street offering many great services including tutoring, preschool, educational activities and more to our local families. Be sure to visit them in the old Kingsland Square Bistro location or online at www.childrensdevgroup.com. The first flight of the year is taking off this weekend for our World War II veterans with the North Country Honor Flight. Please get involved either with donations or volunteering time for this very worthy cause. Many more flights are planned for this year, and while the flights are free for the veterans, they do cost quite a bit for the North Country Honor Flight. Visit them online at www. northcountryhonorflight.org or by phone at 834-9901. DonÕ t forget the WIRY radio broadcasts of a different World War II veteranÕ s experiences every Sunday at 12:30. There is plenty to do now in Keeseville as MacÕ s Ice Cream, The Underground Railroad Museum, Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum, and the abovementioned ChildrenÕ s

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his Saturday evening, Sharon Katz and The Peace Train take the stage at the Whallonsburg Grange. This four piece band from South Africa, now based in the U.S., starts their show, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12 at the door. The Essex Community Concert Series has a very full line-up for this summer, and although the first performance isnÕ t for six weeks, you might want to mark your calendars now. On July 4, series regular Carol Williams presents an organ concert. On July 11, folk singer Dan Beggren and photographer Carl Heilman will appear, and on July 25 itÕ s the Bluegrass Gospel Project. Rounding out JulyÕ s shows will be Point Counterpoint with chamber music on the 31st. Concerts are scheduled all through August, but thatÕ s way off in the future. Local gardens and vegetable farms are off to a very slow start this spring. Although the weather hasnÕ t been unpleasant, itÕ s just not warm enough to really get plants growing. We havenÕ t had a frost in several weeks,

rewarding, relaxing and sure does help with the grocery bill. DonÕ t wait, space is limited, itÕ s first come, first served. The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop has announced their next collection day will be on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the United Church of Christ parish hall. As youÕ re getting out those summer clothes and deciding what not to keep, please remember the collection day for those unwanted items. They are also looking for housewares, linens, and craft supplies. Remember all proceeds from our Thrift Shop return directly back into the community through our 4 churches. Volunteers are always needed, even if itÕ s only a few hours a month. Located upstairs at the Deers Head Inn, itÕ s our own little department store. You may call the shop at 873-6518 or email them at etthrift@yahoo.com, you can also check their website at www.etownthrift.org and follow them on Facebook. All registered voters of Elizabethtown-Lewis school district, itÕ s time to vote on the 2014-2015 school budget and two school board positions. Please vote on Tuesday, May 20, from noon until 8 p.m. in the ELCS main lobby.

Kyle Page • kmpage1217@charter.net Development Group facility have all opened. More trails and activities are opening up at Ausable Chasm. Wickham Marsh is coming alive with the return of many of the furry and feathered residents. Last year we got to see many Canadian Geese families with their adorable hatchlings. Champlain Area Trails and the Chesterfield Rod and Gun Club both offer many opportunities for great outdoor activities. I havenÕ t had a chance to check yet but I bet GoffÕ s Flowers will be opening soon as well. While the New York State Burn Ban lifted on Wednesday May 14 remember to use extreme caution when burning as fires can quickly get out of control with devastating results. Make sure to visit www.dec.ny.gov for the many regulations regarding openburning. Also please be mindful of the smoke with regard to neighbors. ItÕ s always better safe than to be sorry. Visit my website at www.kylempage.wordpress.com for more details as well as links to my column here and other writings I have. Have a great week.

Rob Ivy • robhivy@gmail.com but we havenÕ t had many 70 degree days either, and now weÕ re one to two weeks behind where we usually are. A sweet corn grower in relatively balmy Ticonderoga starts planting during the third week of April in most years, but this year he got on the fields in the second week of May. On the other hand, our daffodils are having an excellent year with the cool temperatures, and the lawn could not be happier. ItÕ s a nuisance to keep it mowed, but being able to watch bluebirds from the kitchen window feeding on insects they spot in the grass is a special treat. Speaking of birds, IÕ ve seen many more ospreys around this spring. These large raptors feed almost exclusively on fish and breed near fresh water lakes and rivers. The phone poles with cross bars on top with huge nests set up for them around the Champlain Valley are certainly responsible for some of the population increase of this attractive species. Like ravens and wild turkeys, ospreys were almost unknown in Essex 30 years ago, but now all three are thriving.

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he North Country SPCA would like to remind you about the upcoming adoption event this Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oval in Lake Placid, sponsored in partnership with the Tri-Lakes Humane Society. There will be lots of entertainment, and adoption fees are only $25 per animal. We hope to see you there! Have you checked out our Facebook page lately? You can look us up at: https://www. facebook.com/NorthCountrySPCA where you will find lots of information about the many wonderful dogs and cats looking for their forever homes, heartwarming adoption stories, upcoming events, and posts by our many friends, near and far - such as our big THANK YOU post to the Dollar Tree in Ticonderoga for their recent supply drive, where they collected over 600 items for our animals! It’s definitely worth checking out, and please be sure to Ò likeÓ us if you enjoy the information on our page. Our featured pet this week is Brother, is a big beautiful Domestic Shorthair-mix with a thick Tabby coat who is very sweet and lovable. Brother is 5 years old, gentle in personality, and gets along great with other cats. He would be a low maintenance kind of guy - not at all needy,

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ne of the casualties of the dread polar vortex back in February was a snowed-out lecture at the Wadhams Free Library by muralists Susan Shanley of Saratoga and Lynda Smyth of Port Henry, who led a group of 12 volunteers to a small fishing village in Mexico last spring to create a series of colorful outdoor murals with local children. On Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m., Susan and Lynda, accompanied by volunteers Steven Engelhart and Lemon Healy, will present the illustrated talk about their experience that we missed out on earlier. The group collaborated with 80 villagers of all ages for five days to create the murals, which celebrate regionÕ s rich and diverse marine life. This is the last talk in the Wednesdays in Wadhams spring series, and like all the others itÕ s free and open to the public. On May 19 and May 21 High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care will offer a two-day training for new volunteers for its Essex County area. The sessions will be held at the county office in Mineville at 12 Tom Phelps Way from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

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t was nice to witness how several people honored and celebrated their motherÕ s on their special day. The weather was perfect and this helped us to get out and enjoy the awaking of nature. If we take a close look Willsboro is not a bad place to live and there are many great things to enjoy here. One such joy was to take in the Drama DepartmentÕ s recent performanceof Ò I Remember Momma.Ó The students did an outstanding job performing their roles. We are blessed to be able to offer these additional learning experiences to our students. Reminder that Tuesday, May 20 from noon to 8 p.m. we as a community have the opportunity to show our support by coming out for the election of two new board members and approve the budget, every vote is important. The summer season is starting to take shape, especially this year as we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the battle at the mouth of the Boquet River that saved our community. One of the first events will be a special lecture on Saturday May 24 at 7 p.m. where Sharp Swan

Brother but right there and available when you are craving some loving. If you are seeking a cat of the Ò larger persuasionÓ who will reward you with lots of affection, Brother is the feline for you!

Colin Wells • WestportNYNews@gmail.com If you think you might be interested in volunteering for hospice, contact Cynthia Fairbanks at 942-6513. Westport music educator Rose Chancler never fails to surprise with the outstanding performers she introduces to North Country audiences as part of her Piano by Nature music program. On Saturday, May 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m. Piano by Nature will host Dutch piano virtuoso Annamieke Spoelstra and Vermont master accordionist Jeremiah McClane. The duo will perform works by Piazzola, Dvorak, and Cavalli as well as their own original pieces. Both performances are at the historic Hand House in Elizabethtown. Call 962-2949 for reservations; visit pianobynature. org for more info. And attention golfers: the annual Westport FiremenÕ s Golf Tournament will be held at the Westport Country Club on Saturday, June 21. Twenty teams of four for each start time, beginning at 9 a.m. Hole sponsorships are available and thereÕ s free food and drink along with lots of great items to bid on in the Silent Auction. To sign-up call Jim Forcier at 962-4420 by June 7.

Janice Allen • 963-8912 • allens@willex.com will share a talk titledÓ Between This World and the Next: the story of the Adirondack Regiment in the Civil War.Ó We learn that of the 1,000 men that left their homes in 1862 to serve only around 299 returned home at the end of this war. This is all part of our early history and not many of us know this part of our background; so come join us at the VisitorÕ s Center to get this early background. This is one of the Heritage SocietyÕ s season programs. Then make plans to visit the museum this season to view many of the exhibits as a tribute to our military and those that served in the many wars. Between the town and the society several events are being planned. You the public can help to make this an even better place to live by offering some volunteer time to our many treasures here locally. Happy Birthday to: Jarrid McVicker May 18, Curt Boardman May 19, Benjamine Reynolds May 19, Jacob Reynolds May 19, Dick Brinckmann May 20, Dan Belzile May 20, Emily Wing May 20, Erica Carter May 20, Ryan Pierce May 22, Andrea Robare May 22.


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Continued from page 1 The hospital employs a nurse practitioner and physician who will be meeting with patients and overseeing patient care. Patients in AuSable Forks will have easy access to all hospital services including radiology, lab, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab and chemotherapy. Dr. Rob DeMuro, ECH medical director, explained that patients wonÕ t notice a disruption in care, and may actually notice some enhanced services. Ò We expect a very smooth transition,Ó he said. “Patients will ultimately benefit from the installation of electronic medical record tech-

CV • Valley News - 5 nology, fiber optic connectivity and telemedicine capabilities.Ó The hospital owns a network of communitybased health centers throughout Essex County, believing that it is vitally important to offer healthcare services to residents of, and visitors to, the Essex County region. Ò In many cases, Dr. BremerÕ s patients are also ECH patients,Ó said Hospital CEO Rod Boula. Ò We want people throughout the region to continue receiving quality healthcare close to their home communities; we also want to promote continuity of care for patients among the community-based health centers and the main hospital facility. Our organizations operate with the same basic mission: providing healthcare to the Essex County area. This allows Dr. BremerÕ s mission to continue.Ó

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Continued from page 1 How to grow the economy while simultantiously facing state regulations. Ò Ninety percent of the townÕ s land is owned by the state,Ó he told the board. Ò This is critical to our economic welfare. ItÕ s one of the few properties in town that can be developed.Ó Moore said while he did not speak directly with George Moore, nor did he attend the auction or send a representative to directly bid on the property, his sources indicated the latter would not develop the plot, but would rather flip it, something that the supervisor said he felt would not be in the townÕ s best economic interest. George Moore could not be reached for comment by the time this story went to press. If Ron MooreÕ s request winds its way through the legislative process, the full board will vote on it in early-June. Moore, the town supervisor, said while he envisions large-scale development for the prop-

erty in the future Ñ including possible industrial development, something that is permissible under Adirondack Park Agency regulations because the parcel is located within the hamlet, a land designation that offers the maxium potential for development Ñ for now, he would like to sculpt an area for recreational usage that would capitalize on the townÕ s location as a node for snowmobiling trails that fan out throughout the Adirondacks. Ò IÕ m opposed to the principle of taking it out of the free market and putting it into the governmentÕ s hands,Ó said Minerva Town Supervisor Stephen McNally. Ò But if this is going to better the community, then I fully support it.Ó No other parcels were pulled on Monday. But upon Schroon Lake Town Supervisor Mike MarnellÕ s request, a lot in his town was set aside, not fully rejected, so that the parties could hash out easement rights for snowmobiling access, the burgeoning industry that advocates say would offer a lifeline to the regionÕ s ailing economy. In total, $146,379.88 in back taxes are owed to the county on the property.

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fter decades of dormancy, the labor movement seems to be finally stirring. And yet sadly this political awakening seems not to have yet reached the workers of the North Country. Just in the past year, the Washington city of SeaTac raised itÕ s minimum wage to $15 an hour, and other locales are considering similar measures. Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant, running as an open opponent of capitalism, won a city-wide election to join the Seattle City Council. Fast food strikes planned across the country and the world for May 15, by which time we will have gone to press, are expected to be the largest in history. But where is this newfound class-consciousness in upstate New York? ItÕ s not as if weÕ re lacking the requisite ingredients. We can see cavernous wealth disparity all around us. Nearby Franklin is the second poorest county in New York state. In Lake Placid, a supposed winter wonderland, the Cascade Acres trailer park is situated just a few minutes drive from the lavish Mirror Lake Inn. In what is perhaps an indication to which the exploitation of workers is not on our political leaders’ radar, few of the local politicians who we discussed the issue with spoke with confidence regarding the level of government at which the minimum wage for public and private workers could be raised. Lewis supervisor David Blades said he didnÕ t believe he had the power to raise the minimum wage at the town level, but even if he did, he likely wouldnÕ t support it. ÒI probably would not support a raise, but then again I might.Ó Essex County Attorney Daniel Manning said he didnÕ t believe the minimum wage could be adjusted at the town or county level, but he wasnÕ t sure. ÒI have no idea,Ó M anning said. ÒI tÕ s not anything thatÕ s ever occurred to me.Ó Willsboro Supervisor Shaun Gillilland said he didnÕ t know offhand at what level of government the minimum wage could be raised, but either way he would not support a pay hike for working families. ÒI think it kills economic development for small business,Ó G illilland said. North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi, who owns a real estate company, saw raising workersÕ pay as a non-issue. “I don’t think about the minimum wage,” Politi said. “I have bigger fish to fry.” Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew said he didnÕ t think the minimum wage could be adjusted at the town or county level. But he would support tying it to cost of living adjustments. Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said he thought the minimum wage could only be raised on the federal or state level. Ò( Otherwise) that would require home-rule legislation,Ó he said. ÒI f thatÕ s even possible.Ó Still Scozzafava said he supported raising the minimum wage, though he didnÕ t have an exact figure in mind. “I think the overall impact on the economy would be positive and it would reduce our dependency on social programs,Ó he said, adding there were large numbers of the working poor in the Adirondacks. ÒI f you work, in my opinion, you have the right to support yourself and a family.Ó Scozzafava continued, highlighting the pay gap between corporate executives and rank-andfile workers. ÒT hey pay their top people the equivalent of a thousand of their employees or more a year,Ó he said, before interjecting he was Òn ot against capitalism.Ó Those workers who make well above the minimum wage might believe the struggles of their more-exploited brethren do not effect their economic position. But such a view is shortsighted. Boosting the income of the lowest-paid workers will raise the salaries of higher-paid workers as expectations for fair compensation rise. On the other hand, reducing the pay of the lowest-paid workers will pull down the salaries of higher-paid workers as expectations for fair compensation drop. North Country laborers should vote their class interests. We should assess local candidates positions’ based on whether they benefit the working class and to what degree. Do our politicians support raising the minimum wage for working families? And if so, how large of a raise do they support? Are our politicians in favor of shifting the tax burden for necessary government services toward the rich? And if so, to what extent? In deciding for whom to vote, North Country workers should consider questions like these. Ñ Denton Editorial Board

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column about a HollyÒ We the People of the United wood movie star is not States in Order to form a more pergenerally a subject you would exfect Union, establish Justice, insure pect to see in one of my columns domestic Tranquility, provide for nor the subject of a conversation the common defence, promote the I might have with you if we met. general Welfare, and secure the Other than enjoying a good movBlessings of Liberty to ourselves ie, my opinion of most stars and and our Posterity, do ordain and their personal lives doesnÕ t rank establish this Constitution for the very high on my priority scale. United States of America.Ó As such you can imagine my To date he has had no legislaDan Alexander surprise when a recent interview tive takers on the request to sign Thoughts from of Richard Dreyfuss caught my the statement above which is the Behind the Pressline attention. Yes, the Richard DreyPreamble to the United States fuss, the Oscar winning actor Constitution. Dreyfuss hopes to who starred in American Graffiti, Jaws, Close get a half a million citizens to sign the PreEncounters of a Third Kind, Stakeout, What amble and then to call for a civil strike in the about Bob and Mr. HollandÕ s Opus among nation, where we the people do nothing for a many other feature films. 30 minute period É . no calling, no texting, no In the interview Dreyfuss was expressing business conducted, no traveling or any activhis concern about the direction of our nation ity of any kindÉ . to send a message loud and and his desire to use his celebrity status to clear to our government that we, the people, help create a renewed sense of ownership in are the sovereign power in this country and the country. Ò We must teach our kids how to their authority comes from the people and not run our country before they are called upon to the other way around. run the countryÉ . If we donÕ t someone else No doubt, this idea is over the top to prove will run the country,Ó according to Dreyfuss. a point, but letÕ s face it; our elected officials In 2009 he started a non-profit called The donÕ t listen to us. They continue to pass legisDreyfuss Initiative whose mission is to teach lation that doesnÕ t pertain to them. They spin our kids how to run the country with common the truth and focus on themselves and their sense and realism. Dreyfuss believes the lack futures far more so than ours. The federal govof a basic knowledge of civics and civility is ernment needs to be reigned in and certainly the root of what is ailing the country. I donÕ t have a better idea, nor have I heard He believes the United States didnÕ t just anything coming out of Washington that gives happen. For centuries people were under the me hope regarding the future of this country. controlling interest of oppressive regimes that They bicker and fight primarily about the difdictated everything from birth to death. Ac- ferences between the two parties, constantly cording to Dreyfuss, the America Revolution trying to get one up over the other. was the most important political message in Election after election we are told what they the history of human civilization and the mir- know we want and need to hear. Once elected acle of America, if not properly maintained, nothing changes, the federal government conwill continue on its path to decay. He believes tinues to grow out of control while the people we must start telling the story of this coun- continue to go further in debt supporting their tryÕ s birth with candor and honesty. Who we spending and poor governance habits. are and why we are who we are, will go far to If you are interested in learning more about regain our devotion to the true gifts we have The Dreyfuss Initiative go to www.thedreygiven to mankind; A nation by the people, for fussinitiative.org. ItÕ s not on the website yet the people and of the people. but I think very soon they will have the opDreyfuss believes politics have taken cen- portunity for Americans to begin signing the ter stage in American government and not the Preamble to the US Constitution reaffirming US Constitution which should be central to our desire to be governed at the local level everything we do and not on the peripheral. with a federal government that respects the One interesting project Dreyfuss is trying to citizens they are elected to serve. launch is to see high ranking federally electDan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publicaed officials sign and commit to the following tions. He may be reached at dan@denpubs.com. statement:


May 17, 2014

Rail is safe

Then and Now

From the Editor

Clarification on Advisory Board

To the Valley News: Contrary to your editorial, Ò Race against the rails,Ó May 7, DOT-111 tank cars have not been outlawed by the Canadian government and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) does believe that enhanced cars built to a higher standard are appropriate for carrying crude oil and ethanol. It is well understood throughout the industry and in the government that rail tank cars have achieved a strong safety record, with 99.997 percent of carloads delivered without accident-related leakage. Despite a sharp increase in the number of carloads per year, there has not been an increase in the accident rate. Much of this safety record was achieved with DOT-111 tank cars which make up the majority of the tank car fleet, and can continue to serve a valuable purpose. At the same time, both industry and government have long been concerned about improving the performance of tank cars. Since 2011, car manufacturers, owners and lessors have taken voluntary action, along with the Association of American Railroads, to put more than 57,000 enhanced cars into service by 2011, investing more than $7 billion to do so. Some of these enhancements include steel jackets surrounding the tank, • Ó steel head shields to protect each end from puncture, thermal protection systems and enhanced design of both top and bottom fittings. These are the same types of improvements that NTSB has recommended. ItÕ s true, the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to set a standard for the design of newly built tank cars, and take steps that will accelerate the retrofit of existing cars in the fleet. But, more than that DOT needs to take a holistic approach to require action on railroad operations, appropriate classifications of materials, and emergency response procedures and training. The call for an outright ban on a certain design standard, however, reflects a gross misunderstanding of the manufacture, design and usage of rail tank cars. Tom Simpson, President Railway Supply Institute

Thank you, Kings Inn To the Valley News: On Monday May 5, the Port Henry Fire Department held its fifteenth annual benefit dinner sponsored by and held at Kings Inn. On behalf of the officers and members I would like to acknowledge and thank Kevin and Michele Flanigan, owners of Kings Inn, for their sponsorship of this event as they generously donated back 100 percent of all ticket sales. Through their generosity the Department has realized nearly $25,000 over the past fifteen years. This money will go toward upgrading equipment for our Cold Water Rescue / Dive Team. We would like to thank the staff at Kings Inn who volunteered their time: Shonna Huestis, Corey Fluery and Samuel Meecham. We would like to also acknowledge our core of volunteers that kept the event running smoothly. They include Sue Bryant, Patti Edwards, Marie Bryant, Anne Tesar, Terry Stoddard, Ron Vanslooten and Anita Johnson. As always we had the support of our Ladies Auxiliary which included Jeannie Ball, Laura Muniz, Becky Badore and Lidia Crisan who helped with deserts and our 50/50 raffle. A special thanks to Betty O’Connor, Denise Daly and Laura Muniz for helping co-ordinate ticket sales. Our thanks to Walmart and and Stewarts Shops. A special thanks to Ms. Susan Law Dake, President of StewartÕ s Foundation, for their generous donation again this year. As always, we thank the residents of Port Henry and surrounding communities who came out to support our cause so generously. Tom Edwards 1st Asst. Chief Port Henry Fire Dept. Dinner Chairperson

To the Valley News: Several weeks ago you published my letter concerning false statements by candidates for office in their press releases, interviews and commercials. I pointed out that one candidateÕ s claim that the U.S. Department of Education should be abolished because it was Ò not in the ConstitutionÓ was a misrepresentation aimed that those who donÕ t take the time to check out such statements. Fact: No Department is named in the Constitution: not Defense, not Treasury, not Justice, etc. Additionally, I pointed out that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act forbids the Independent Medicare Advisory Board from presenting recommendations that would ration healthcare. ItÕ s in the law: Section 3403. As if on cue, GOP hopeful Matt Doheny, in the May 3 Valley News interview, is quoted as saying that this Board has the Ò authority to ration care and costs.Ó This Board is created in Section 3403, subsection Ò aÓ of Public Law: 111-148. Here is what the law states are that BoardÕ s restrictions, in part, for the BoardÕ s recommendations (the proposal) to the Congress on cost control: Ò The proposal shall not include any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or Medicare beneficiary premiums under section 1818, 1818A, or 1839, increase Medicare beneficiary cost-sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments), or otherwise restrict benefits or modify eligibility criteria.” That BoardÕ s recommendations go to the Congress (those elected people) for action. Doheny and others have made a big deal that this Board is Ò not elected.Ó In the USA there are thousands of advisory boards, committees, commission, panels, etc.. All of these Ò boardsÓ were created by elected officials. Local zoning boards are an example. The appointed positions on these boards are filled by elected officials who were elected, among other things, to appoint people to these boards. According to the Census Bureau, there are over 89,000 local governments in the US. Probably there are over 100,000 appointed boards. Can you imagine the cost of holding elections for every board member on every board in the USA? This Ò not electedÓ scam is in the same subversive boat with the Ò not in the ConstitutionÓ scam. If we follow this logic, then governors could not appoint Senators or Congressmen for the unexpired term of a seat left vacant due to death, resignation, or impeachment. Or, the appointed person could not vote on anything because she or he was Ò not elected.Ó Gordon Howard Keeseville

Cartoon insulting To the Valley News: Your Ò cartoonÓ of John Kerry was stupid and inappropriate. You published it, which makes you as responsible as the dimwit author. An apology to your readers is in order. Robert Fradkin Brant Lake

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Ahead of tax auction, resident wages war against county By Pete DeMola

pete@denpubs.com NORTH HUDSON Ñ A long-simmering property dispute came to a head last month when lawyers for a local resident filed suit against Essex County ahead of an auction designed to sell off their tax delinquent properties. The plaintiff, Sindy Brazee, alledges the town of North Hudson is trying Ò squeezeÓ her off the property and is using the county machine to intimidate her after their efforts, including what she perceived as Ò bogus code enforcement,Ó were thwarted. But hereÕ s the catch: Brazee does not own the pair of parcels. She has never owned the land and the cabin where she lives, both of which technically belong to the county, who took possession after the former owners, North Hudson Associates LLC (and before them, Panther Mountain Water Park, Inc.), failed to pay taxes since 2007. Welcome to the murky world of squatter�� s rights. At the center of the lawsuit is the concept of adverse possession, the doctrine under which a person other than the deed-holder can claim ownership under a certain set of conditions. According to court documents obtained by the Valley News, Brazee has been in Ò continuous, uninterrupted occupation and possessionÓ of the two parcels on 4050 Blue Ridge Road in North Hudson since August 2003, something that legal precedent dictates might be enough to shine a light in her favor. The plaintiff, who works as a landscaper at Yogi Bear Campgrounds in North Hudson, said she had arrived at an agreement with the former owners to stay on the property in order to fulfill the mandated residency requirements as part of

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her former position as the townÕ s assessor. After making a series of improvements to the cabin, Brazee said she lost contact with the owners. Ò They fell off the face of the earth,Ó she said. Brazee told the Valley News that she has tried to pay the $26,585.03 in back taxes owed on the larger parcel but the county has refused to allow her to settle up and take ownership. Ò IÕ m prepared to pay full taxes, penalties and fees,” she said in a phone interview. “I find it baffling that the county is spending money fighting me in court when they can have all money owed. Why would they take that route?Ó Brazee said she approached the county as far back as 2007 to pay the back taxes, but Treasurer Michael Diskin advised her to wait to see if the then-owners would square up. Ò Sure enough, they came in to pay the taxes,Ó she said. Ò These were same people who owned it prior, but they got a new name. I went to the county clerk’s office and saw two men who were not familiar to me and I got any info I could. They all knew I was here.Ó Now, Brazee alleges that North Hudson Town Supervisor Ron Moore is conspiring with the county to take ownership of the property for the amount owed on back taxes Ñ not at the full market value, which was assessed at $247,900. Ò When the county took over these properties, there were some people living there and they were issued eviction notices,Ó Moore told the Valley News in a phone interview. Ò As I understand it, Ms. Brazee obtained legal counsel and she has not vacated.Ó Moore said Brazee has not, to his recollection, discussed the issue personally with him, including at a town board meeting last month. For Brazee to emerge victorious over the county, her legal team will have to clearly dem-

onstrate the common law requirements that have emerged over time that have set a precedent for adjudicating similar cases. County Attorney Daniel Manning told the Valley News he was aware of the lawsuit but couldnÕ t comment on an ongoing legal case. Prior to the auction on April 30, property owners were notified that they had two weeks to settle up. North Hudson Associates LLC did not respond to these official notifications, nor could they be reached for comment for this article.

2014 High Peaks Quilt Expo seeks participants MINEVILLE Ñ Quilters and vendors are being sought to participate in an upcoming quilt expo which will take place on October 25 in the Mineville VFW. The expo is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care. Quilters may show only or show and sell quilts. There will be a quilt contest giving spectators a chance to vote and give a peopleÕ s choice award. Vendors may rent space to set-up and sell their products. The VFW hall is reserved from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, so early set up is available. During the expo, the VFW will have food on sale for participants and spectators. HPHPC is looking for donated items to be used for raffles and a white elephant table, quilting and sewing related, new and used. Quilt and vendor entry forms coming soon and will be found at www.highpeakshospice. org under the News and Events menu and on the upcoming events page.

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s a child of the 1950Õ s, I sometimes wax nostalgic for those times. The 1950Õ s are often refferd to as the Ò golden age of America.Ó America emerged from World War Two as the wealthiest nation on the planet and some said the most powerful. The American middle class before World War Two was a small portion of the economy and grew significantly after the war. Jobs were plentiful; wages were growing and many Americans experienced Ò upward mobility,Ó the essence of the American dream. There was less divorce, less crime and there was By Scot Hurlburt optimism across American culture. In 1950 a gallon of gas cost $.27 cents and in 2012, $3.69 a gallon. In 1950 a first class stamp cost three cents and in 2012, forty five cents. In 1950 80 percent of all American men were employed, in 2012 65 percent were employed. In 1950 the average duration of unemployment was 12 weeks, in 2012 40 weeks. In 1950 the average cost of family housing was 22 percent of their income and in 2012, 43 percent. In 1950 United States was number one in the world for GDP and in 2012 the United States was number 13 in the world. In 1950 15 million Americans had manufacturing jobs, in 2012 that number fell to 11 million jobs. In 1950 Detroit, Michigan was a manufacturing leviathan. The city bristled with growth and economic expansion. The two million residents held some of the highest paying jobs in the country, in 2012, only 700,000 residents remained. Detroit is a manufacturing ghost town and nearly 30 percent of the buildings in Detroit have been abandoned. In 1950 during great economic times, the Dow Jones average hit the 200 mark and in 2012 it hit the 13,000 mark. In 1950, corporations paid just over 30 percent of all Federal taxes in America, in 2012 that rate dad dropped to 6 percent of all Federal taxes paid. In 1950 the median age for marriage was 22 for a man and 20 for a woman, in 2012; the age for a man had risen to 29 years and 26 years for a woman. In 1950, 16 workers supported one retiree receiving social security benefits, in 2012, 3 workers are supporting that same retiree. In 1950 the United States loaned more money to other countries than any other in the world, in 2012, the United States owes more money to other countries than any other country in the world. In 1950 70 percent of all adults were married; in 2012 that figure was 50 percent. As someone so famously said, Ò the only thing we can count on is change.Ó Like it or not, our culture has changed and as is so often the case when we look back, we believe that things were much better years ago. While life was much more simple years ago, or so I believe, there were many negatives also. The widespread discrimination against African Americans, Mexicans and other minorities has been brought into the light. Most Americans support equal opportunity and accept people for who they are rather than a preconceived racial or ethnic notion. American women have made great strides in taking leadership positions in America though they still are not representednted proportionally in state and federal politics. American women are the majority gender in America and have nowhere near that level of representation within the political realm. The internet has helped the world take a giant step away from ignorance. Though a small group of media moguls control the news, the internet and cell phones often tell the real story as it is happening. Improvements in health care access and practices have helped many more Americans live longer. In fact, it has been projected that more Americans will live to be 100 years old in the next 10 years than at any other time in history. Growing up I had three TV channels to watch, AM radio was still dominant and there were no game systems, no internet and no cell phones, not to mention computers. As kids of that time, we were much more in touch with the natural world; we were in it every day. We were much less fearful as were our parents. Perhaps the greatest loss to kids today is the freedom that I had as a kid. We pretty much went where we wanted, when we wanted and how we wanted. Today, a parent would be seen as an inadequate guardian for allowing their kid to do what I and my friends were doing. Just one more piece of proof that change is always just about to happen. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at hurlburt@wildblue.net

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Four generations celebrate Mother’s Day in E’town By Jon Hochschartner jon@denpubs.com

E L IZ A B E T H TO W N Ñ A local family with four generations of moms was thankful to celebrate MotherÕ s Day together. The Valley News interviewed members of the clan on May 8, a few days prior to the event. Dale Simpson, 66, her daughter Danielle McCoy, 38, and Sylvia Lacy, 18, were present for the discussion. Unfortunately, SimpsonÕ s 89-year-old mother was unavailable. Ò At 89 years old, we usually take her out for breakfast or lunch,Ó Simpson said of what she planned to get her mom, who, he said, has enough stuff, for MotherÕ s Day. SimpsonÕ s parents just celebrated their 70th anniversary, according to McCoy. Ò I never expected to be a great grandmother already,Ó Simpson said. Ò IÕ m just thankful that IÕ ve had so many. Not everybody gets this many MotherÕ s Days.Ó Asked how she felt being a new grandmother, McCoy said she was very happy. Ò I love it,Ó McCoy said, adding that since the new parents lived with her, she got to see her granddaughter every day. Ò It very rarely happens,Ó McCoy said of the four living generations of moms in the family. Ò I never expected to be a grandmother, but I wouldnÕ t trade it for everything. ItÕ s great.Ó She was unsure how she would spend MotherÕ s Day, but wanted to visit her grandmother. Ò You never know if itÕ s going to be her last year,Ó McCoy said. Ò ThatÕ s why as soon as the baby was born -- she was only what, three days old? -- we went to my grandparentsÕ house and got the picture done.Ó McCoy generally gives plants for MotherÕ s Day gifts. “We’re always flower people,Ó McCoy said. She still has the first gift she received for the holiday, a beautiful paper weight. “I still have my first MotherÕ s Day gift,Ó McCoy said. Ò ItÕ s just a little thing that goes on your desk...IÕ ve always had it. But I remember

Five generations of the Donaldson family recently got together for this picture with Ruth Donaldson (seated), Dale Simpson (left), Danielle McCoy (right), Dustin McCoy (center) and Ayriannah McCoy (baby). Photo provided

getting it for MotherÕ s Day.Ó Lacy said she was looking forward to celebrating MotherÕ s Day. Ò ItÕ s going to be pretty exciting, my first one and everything,Ó she said. Ò IÕ m always

making stuff for other people. ItÕ s going to be nice to get something.Ó Lacy said she generally gives artistic gifts for the holiday. Ò I usually make a bunch of

cards I just write myself for my mom and my grandparents,Ó she said. Ò Nothing really special. Pick flowers. That’s it really.Ó Lacy said she was thrilled to be joining the clan.

South African band to perform WHALLONSBURG Ñ Sharon Katz and The Peace Train, a four-piece band from South Africa, will rock The Grange in Whallonsburg on Saturday, May 17 with their infectious Afropop sound that makes audiences want to Ò dance, laugh, cry, shout and hug somebody.Ó The concert, Ò A Heart for Nelson MandelaÓ is a special tribute to the late South African leader who died in December. Growing up under apartheid, Sharon Katz made history when she formed one of South Africa’s first multicultural, multilingual performing groups in 1993. After Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and as the apartheid regime disintegrated, Katz set off by rail across the country with 150 performers, including the legendary group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Called Ò The Peace Train,Ó they gave concerts at every stop, promoting an end to violence and a peaceful transition to democracy. In 1994, she was commissioned by the Independent Electoral Commission to write songs in many of South Africa’s languages to support the first free election in the new nation. Since then, Sharon Katz and The Peace Train have taken their music and message around the globe, bringing people together in concert halls, classrooms and community centers from Cape Town to Cairo and beyond. Part of the proceeds from the concert at the Grange will support the final production of “When Voices Meet,” a documentary film chronicling the extraordinary journey of The Peace Train.

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Essex cattle farm offers job hopefuls Grade-A status Ñ if they survive the chopping block By Pete DeMola

pete@denpubs.com ESSEX Ñ ItÕ s spring and Sandy Lewis should be feeling optimistic. On a recent afternoon, the cattle farmer sat on his back porch and admired the view. A wind blew across a rolling field and cooled as it passed through a copse of chestnut trees and eventually took flight over a row of cedars. Natural air-conditioning, he said. A feat of natural ingenuity. But despite the factors in his favor Ñ the clay soil that has spared the region from the droughts plaguing similar cattle operations in the west, his farmÕ s natural drainage system, the pending arrival of the Bryce Powershift HD180, a state-of-the-art machine for driving fence posts Ñ heÕ s feeling rattled over one commodity that has slipped through his grasp. People. While the Lewis Family Farm offers what they say is the regionÕ s best beef Ñ USDA-certified grass-fed, no bull — the 1,200-acre farm lacks sustainable manpower, a growing concern as first cut looms on the hay-scented horizon. Lewis said he has placed advertisements across the country for a farm manager, in free papers and in monthly trades like the Stockman Grass Farmer and Graze. Combined, those reach 17 million people each week. The requirements were simple. Six letters of recommendation, three each from personal and professional references, a CV and a personal essay. Ò When considering a candidate from, say, Texas or Florida, we need to know about them,Ó he said. Ò We just want candidates who are conscious, centered and want to work regardless of their background.Ó The response was incredible, said Lewis. But few responded as they asked. Ò We failed to attract a single candidate with a winner’s profile,” he said. Their flaws? Applicants were applying for the wrong reasons. Some appeared to be looking for a warm place to bed down for a spell. High turnover isnÕ t good for business, said Lewis Ñ especially in a field that requires intensive training.

“Get a picture of this guy,” said Lewis. “He’s going to be famous someday.” Interns tend to destroy equipment before heading back to school. Drifters tend to, well, drift Ñ as do single men, another cohort that Lewis is disinterested in hiring Ñ as are the obese (Ò the kind that crushes machinesÓ ), tobacco users (smoke disturbs cattlesÕ central nervous system) and drinkers (too many anecdotes to list, some of which are unprintable). The ideal candidate: The nuclear family that seeks the farming life, those healthy in mind, body and spirit. “We offer a sense of identification,” said Lewis. Ò The creation of a sense of purpose thatÕ s greater than themselves.Ó He frequently referred to an academic family with whom he will be working this summer, the proverbial grand slam: forward-looking with four kids and a strong work ethic. Lewis attributes the lack of qualified candidates to a massive societal shift: Ò We have growing obesity and bad food, an environment that is troubled, oceans covered in plastic and a wealth disparity that discourages,Ó he said, his voice rising. Ò We have children raising children, addicts

raising addicts. We have growing dishonesty and pollution in farms across the nation.Ó His voice is sharp now and the words are coming at a staccato clip: Ò The millennials were raised by those that rose to fall and ignored their kids. Ô NoÕ means Ô maybeÕ to the permissive.Ó Lewis, the man who stuck it to the Adirondack Park Agency over his farmÕ s right to house workers and emerged clean from the other side, like Andy Dufresne in the Shawshank Redemption, is now angry. Ò Journalists are frightened as newspapers fail and talking heads spin,Ó he said. Ò The change is real and troubling. And itÕ s here to stay.Ó Lewis grew quiet. The former securities trader said he prides himself on his intuition and will give anyone

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a shot, including those who have once drifted down wayward paths. Ò Our best candidate lacks a GED, cannot read well and has a history,Ó he said. Ò HeÕ s smart and is learning.Ó Lewis was referring to a sleepy-eyed 28-yearold with a criminal record for an singular incident of adolescent foolishness. The future can be bright for those who have what it takes. While Lewis and his wife, Barbara, said they plan on living forever Ñ Sandy is 75 and his grandparents lived well into their 90s Ñ they prefer to eventually pass the farm into capable hands, something they would much rather see than selling the facility to a developer. Ò This is the launchpad,Ó he said.

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News in brief Lodge to hold golf tournament

LAKE PLACID Ñ Lake Placid Lodge #834 of F&AM is holding a golf tournament on Saturday, May 17, 2014. This event is a fund raiser to benefit the Lodge Scholarship Fund and other local charitable endeavors. All are invited to attend at the Craig Wood Golf Course. The format is a four Person Scramble/Captain and Crew and begins at 10 aam. The cost is $70 and includes golf, cart, meal and prizes. Please join us to enjoy a day of golf and raise money for charity. Call 891-0775 or 576-9136.

Cobble Hill golf league to start up

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Cobble Hill Ladies Golf League will hold its season start up meeting on May 21, 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse. The Ladies League is for those interested in playing a fun, no pressure round of golf on Wednesday evenings in the summer. Depending on the number of teams, play begins in midJune and finishes in mid-August and there is a minimal membership fee. New members and returning members are encouraged to attend.

Curtis Lumber to host pet adoption

BALLSTON SPA — Curtis Lumber will host their fifth annual pet adoption day on June 14 in select retail stores located throughout New York and Vermont. Each store will host multiple pet adoptions/rescue groups. Many adoption rates will also be lowered for thre day. Hundreds of animals from over 80 shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and horses. There will also be pet service providers in attendance such as local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and trainers offering valuable discounts on their services. Other events include dog house and 50/50 raffles, food, live radio broadcasts and more. Last yearÕ s event resulted in over 400 animals finding forever homes.

Open mic rescheduled

SARANAC LAKE Ñ BluSeedÕ s Ò Young ArtistÕ s Open MindedMic NightÓ has been re-scheduled for May 17 from 7:30 to 10 pm. All varieties of talent are invited to perform. Up to twelve performers ages 13-19 or 8th -12th grades are invited to share their voice and ideas in a professional acoustic setting. Performer sign is limited to twelve and begins at 7 pm. If you are interested in hosting an open-mic in fall, call at 518-891-3799 or e-mail admin@bluseedstuios.org.

NSA announces scholarship

LAKE PLACID Ñ National Sports Academy announces the creation of two scholarships available for two male and two female day students for the 2014/2015 school year. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000, and is renewable each year based on the recipientÕ s academic and athletic achievement.

NSA is a co-educational, independent, boarding and day school serving students in grades eight through twelve and postgraduate. Since its founding in 1977, NSA has offered outstanding academic and athletic programs. Athletes have the opportunity to pursue competitive athletic programs in hockey, ski jumping, alpine skiing, luge, as well as other sports. Athletes also pursue rigorous college preparatory academics in a supportive, values-based environment with a highly qualified faculty. Student-athletes must be residents of Lake Placid, Keene, Keene Valley, Saranac Lake, or Tupper Lake and the surrounding communities. For more information, and an application, please contact Hannah Babcock in the Admissions Office at NSA at 518523-3460 or hbabcock@nationalsportsacademy.com. Local families are encouraged to make an appointment to meet the many new members of the NSA faculty and coaching staff.

Entries for art competition requested

PLATTSBURGH Ñ The North Country Cultural Center and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau are excited to announce the call for entries for this yearÕ s Adirondack Coast ARTWays competition. The theme of this yearÕ s Adirondack Coast ARTWays is the Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial. Two hundred years have passed since military forces battled for colonial rights off the coast of Plattsburgh and throughout the region. To commemorate these events the 2014 theme of ARTWays is honoring this rich history by inviting artists to reinterpret these events through creative expression. Artist can submit one work in any medium. Submissions due by 5 p.m. on Friday June 27 and entry is free. Guidelines and application materials can be found at the NCCCA website at plattsburgharts. org. Entries will be judged by a panel of diverse individuals representing businesses, the travel and tourism sector, artists and arts professionals, county and city officials, and non-profit organizations. Winners will receive a prize as well as have their art displayed publicly throughout the Adirondack Coast region on posters, magnets, cards, websites, and other marketing ventures. The NCCCA is open to visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10a.m5p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a full list of juried shows, exhibition opportunities, community events, and classes, please visit the NCCCAÕ s website at: www.plattsburgharts.org. Contact Christina Elliott, NCCCA Museum Coordinator by phone at: 518-563-1604 or by email at: gallery@plattsburgharts.org.

Vendors for artist market needed

PLATTSBURGH Ñ The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is excited to announce the Summer 2014 Artist Market, where local artists may display and sell their fine-art work. The event, which takes place during MayorÕ s Cup Week at the front lawn of the Arts Center, will also include family activities, class demonstrations, silent auctions and raffles, live performances, and food and drink sold by the NCCCA.

Vendors are asked to bring their own tables and booth accessories such as tents, signs, etc. for their booths, which should be limited to a 10 foot by 10 foot area. Vendors will be able to set up at 9 a.m. on July 12. The Summer 2014 Artist Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. The market is a great opportunity for local artists to advertise themselves and profit from their work. Contact the Arts Center by phone or email with any further questions! The Arts Center is open to visitors Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a complete listing of events, please visit the NCCCAÕ s website at: www.plattsburgharts. org. Contact Christina Elliott, NCCCA Arts Center Museum Coordinator by phone at 518-563-1604 or gallery@plattsburgharts.org.

Hospice remembrance gathering scheduled

PORT HENRY Ñ On June 5 at 6 p.m. High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a special memorial service to honor the memory of those we have served and who died between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Each person is remembered by name and loved ones are invited to light a candle in their memory. The service will include readings and music with light refreshments immediately following. With this service, we are extending a special invitation to other members of the community who have suffered a loss. All are warmly welcomed to attend the memorial service and time will be allowed for their remembrances also. The service will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located on 4253 Main Street. For more information call Cam at 942-6513. RSVP by May 28. High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care is a rural, not-for-profit health care corporation, certified and licensed by New York State. Our hospice is composed of a caring team of professionals and volunteers who provide the full range of quality hospice services, primarily in the home, to all terminally ill individuals and their families in portions of Franklin, Washington, and Hamilton Counties and all of Warren and Essex Counties. Our team provides physical care, emotional support and education to the entire family regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis or ability to pay. Hospice is covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Cub scout variety show

WHALLONSBURG Ñ Local scouts to hold talent show fundraiser on Friday, May 16 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Organizers are looking for singers, impressionists, jugglers, ventriloquists, dancers, musicians, cloggers and anyone else with a even a modicum of talent. Ò ItÕ s not a contest, but a show!Ó All proceeds will benefit Cub Scout Pack #63: 6-8pm, $15/$5/$3 (families/adults/students). Participants are also encouraged to bring canned food for donation and all are attended to drop off their empties for the bottle drive. Call 962-4664 for more info.


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Essex County Public Health dept. supports women’s health ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ In Celebration of WomenÕ s Health Week and MotherÕ s Day, Essex County Public Health (ECPH) encourages woman to make their health a priority. This includes visiting a health care provider for regular check-ups and getting all recommended screenings. While this may be routine for some women, others may lack health insurance and do not receive this vital care. The ECPH Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to uninsured women (and men) who meet age and income eligibility requirements. A recent program participant offered this testimonial about the program: Ò As MotherÕ s Day grows near, my mind is drawn to a program that has saved my life in so many ways. The community support that I receive from Essex County Public Health and Office for the Aging is tremendous. I encourage all mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to take advantage of the Cancer Services Program. The Cancer Services Program screens for breast, cervical and

ELCS students celebrated their junior prom on Saturday, May 10 in Elizabethtown. This year’s theme? Winter Wonderland. Pictured above is 2013 King Owen Denton, Crown Bearer Ryder Buzzelle, King Yousef Al-Amri, Queen Kyra Schaefer, Crown Bearer Jordyn Barnes and 2013 Queen Abby Burdo. Photo by Pete DeMola

colon cancer for individuals without health insurance. If I had not received a referral from Office for the Aging, I would never have known about this lifesaving program and would never have gone in for my annual mammogram.Ó I was very lucky to have had my breast cancer caught at an early stage which is easier to treat. Please take advantage of the terrific program which pays for your annual mammogram, pap smear and colon tests. If you have any questions or would like to enroll in the program, please call Essex County Public Health at 873-3500.Ó To learn more about the Cancer Services Program or other Essex County Public Health programs and services visit co.essex. ny.us/PublicHealth or call 873-3500. Pictured are Lisa French, CSP Coordinator; Ruth Fuller, Cancer Services Program recipient; and Mia Fuller, Ruth’s daughter.


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NY21 Green Party candidate launches campaign as GOP fight turns rancorous By Pete DeMola

pete@denpubs.com GLENS FALLS Ñ Matt Funiciello, the Green PartyÕ s candidate for Congress, formally announced his candidacy to replace retiring Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) at the Rock Hill Bakehouse, the bakery he owns and manages in Glens Falls, on Wednesday, May 7. Nearly 100 voters came to hear the candidate speak. Ò The kickoff showed just how fed up people in the district are with the false divide in politics,Ó said Funiciello in a written statement. Ò They are tired of sending representatives to Washington who are funded by, and represent, big corporate interests.Ó The major political parties, said Funiciello, only exist to represent the elite. Ò I donÕ t understand why anyone would vote for either of them if they self-identify with workers,Ó he later told the Valley News in a phone interview. Ò What good has having a Democratic or Republican representative done for you in your lifetime? ThatÕ s not a conservative or liberal issue Ñ thatÕ s just common sense and I want to bring that Adirondack viewpoint to the House.Ó At the event, Funiciello reiterated his platform, which includes single-payer health care, building local jobs at living wages, cutting defense spending and making sure corporations, Ò pay their fair share.Ó Funiciello said these are all Ò majoritarian issuesÓ supported by the American public and that he was disappointed that the Green Party would not see a primary following Don HassigÕ s removal from the ballot last month. Ò WeÕ re all a little disappointed because this would have been a great platform to discuss the issues,Ó he said. In response to those who may curdle at the very mention of the Green Party and the public pillorying of Ralph Nader following his 2000 presidential campaign that some believe siphoned away votes away from progressives and handed the election to George W. Bush, Funiciello called it a non-issue. Ò ItÕ s propaganda,Ó he said. Ò Al Gore lost because he was a terrible candidate. Nader lost because he didnÕ t take any corporate money. I would ask the Democrats to clean up their house before attacking Nader.Ó Funiciello had previously told the Valley News he didnÕ t walk in lockstep with the Green Party on every issue Ñ and in fact, also shared a sliver of the ideological spectrum with libertarians who lobbied against police brutality and excessive government regulation Ñ and was aligning with them, in part, to combat what he sees as a creeping corporate influence in politics and was optimistic that ample common ground could be covered. Ò WeÕ re going to work hard and muddy our hands as citizens to affect change,Ó he said. Ò But it can be done with love and care for our district and the country.Ó

FIVE WEEKS UNTIL REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FunicielloÕ s launch came during a week that saw the internecine fight between the GOP grow increasingly bitter in the run-up to the primary election on June 24. Matt Doheny, an investment fund manager from Watertown, flogged fellow Republican hopeful Elise Stefanik for her failure to sign a pair of pledges. One was the Taxpayer Protection Pledge from Americans for Tax Reform, an anti-tax group helmed by Grover Norquist, a kingmaker in Republican politics whose star has faded in recent years. Doheny also blasted Stefanik, the Willsboro-based candidate, for her refusal to sign a pledge by an outside group to repeal the SAFE Act, the controversial law that was passed by the state legislature, and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, in the aftermath of the Newtown incident. Ò Unfortunately, North Country voters have seen this movie before Ñ ambitious Washington insider who claims to be a lifelong gun owner, flip-flops when outside political groups bring pressure,” said Doheny in a written statement. Ò Words are not enough, law abiding gun owners have been betrayed before.Ó Despite the Doheny campaignÕ s strong push on social media and via written statements denouncing Stefanik for her refusal to sign the pledge, the campaign did not publicly draw attention to the fact that the implementation of the SAFE Act is a state issue Ñ not a federal one Ñ and criticizing Stefanik for her refusal to sign the pledge may come across as disingenuous to voters in the gun-heavy district. Ò Where was Doheny on the SAFE Act when it mattered,Ó combated the Stefanik campaign in a written statement that cited the forums she attended to facilitate discuss on the issue that Doheny did not attend. And on taxes: Ò As IÕ ve made very clear to the voters of this district over the course of the campaign, I have pledged that I will not vote to raise taxes,Ó said Stefanik in a written statement, citing her background in small business. Ò I will only make one pledge during the course of my campaign and that pledge is to you, the people of this district,Ó Stefanik continued. Ò Unlike other candidates in this race, I will not sign a pledge from any Washington DC based special interest group. Our district deserves an independent representative who will challenge the failed status quo of Washington, not make pledges to it.Ó Ò Matt Doheny is getting increasingly desparate and angry in his craven bid to win office,” said campaign spokeswoman Charlotte Guyett. Ò He is stridently attacking a strong, young intelligent woman who has run a positive campaign.Ó On Tuesday, May 13, Stefanik announced a series of endorsements from the Essex County Board of Supervisors. All 13 of the Republican lawmakers Ñ including one independent Ñ endorsed her candidacy, making it a clean sweep along party lines. Four other supervisors Ñ Board Chairman Randall Douglas, Gerald Morrow, Stephen McNally and Daniel Connell Ñ have not pub-

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licly endorsed a candidate in the race. Ò IÕ m incredibly humbled in their support of my candidacy,Ó said Stefanik. In 2012, the Republican supervisors threw their weight behind Doheny. WeÕ ll have more on this development in our online edition. DEMS As for the Democrats, Macomb town board member Steven Burke lost his appeal to the state supreme court in Albany on Thursday, May 8, leaving Elizabethtown resident Aaron Woolf cruising unopposed as he prepares for NovemberÕ s general election. Ò I am troubled that Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik are focused on publicity gimmicks to address our economy instead of addressing whether or not they plan to join the vast majority of the Republicans in Congress in supporting the Ryan budget,Ó said Woolf in an email to the Valley News, referring to the non-binding plan issued by the House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that seeks to balance the federal budget with deep cuts in social programs, including health care for the poor and student loans. Ò Paul RyanÕ s plan would end the Medicare guarantee, raise taxes on middle class families, slash education and threaten our regionÕ s economic future. We need to work together to find responsible solutions that grow our middle class and create more jobs.Ó

OBITUARIES Leon E. (Boy) Laferiere

3/10/30 -5/10/14 Laferriere, Bryant and Miranda Laferriere, 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was Honorably discharged from the Army on Feb. 3, 1955 with a NaLeon E. (Boy) tional Defense Laferiere, 84, Service Medal of Willsboro, and remained a NY died proud Ameripeacefully can citizen. He joining his worked hard as Savior Our a heavy equipLord on ment operator 5/10/14 and enjoyed the with his lovsimple things in ing family by life, such as; his side. He feeding the was born birds along the 3/10/30 as Bouquet River Joseph Leon and people Laferriere, the youngest of 9 watching. He was a lifetime children to Joseph and member of Veterans of ForEmma Laferriere in Fort eign Wars. There will be a Kent, Maine. He was predeMass of Christian Burial on ceased by his parents, four May 15th at St. Philip of Jebrothers: Albert, Willard, sus Catholic Church in WillsJoseph and most recently his boro, with the Holy Rosary beloved friend and brother at 10:15 am. The family will Oscar. His three sisters: Lilreceive guests from 10:30 to ly (God Mother) St. Amant, 11:00 followed by Mass. He Clara Bouchard and Eva will be laid to rest with MiliCharette. He leaves behind tary Honors in the Essex his loving sister Jean Cote of County Veterans Cemetery Bristol, CT and his eight chilin Wadhams, NY. In lieu of dren, the greatest accomflowers, donations in his plishments of his life; Bonnie name may be made to The and Steve Callahan, Leon LaWillsboro/Reber Rescue ferriere Jr., Brenda LaferriereSquad P.O. Box 786, WillsMulhall, Becky and Dave boro, NY 12996. Huestis FuDixon, Michelle Rabideau, neral Home in Willsboro, NY Bernice Laferriere, Bridget is in charge of arrangements.

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during the fourteen days NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- May 1, 2014 at the immediately preceding EN, that the annual Westport Central the Budget Vote/Election meeting of the qualified School. except Saturday, Sunday voters of the Westport AND FURTHER NOTICE and holidays, at the DisCentral School District IS HEREBY GIVEN, that 14 - Valley News • CV 2014 trict www.valleynewsadk.com Office during the of the Town of West- petitionsMay 17, nominating hours of 8:00 a.m. to port, Essex County, New candidates for the office 4:00 p.m. (DST). York, will be held in the of member of the Board Notice is given that a lobby outside the Bulles of Education shall be proposition for the purAuditorium at the West- filed with the Clerk of pose of establishing a port Central School said School District at building in District her office in the Westfilms. reserve fund to be complete the conversion to said digital. The Strand in Schroon Lake knownfrom as Adirondack the Trans- Bank, Community Bank, and on Tuesday, May 20, inport not Support has $22,500 remaining. The Hollywood AuCentral Sable School, Forks has jon@denpubs.com portation and Mainte2014 between the hours later than Monday, April Kinney Drugs, as well as backing from elected officials helped $20,500 remaining and The Strand in Plattsburgh has $25,000 re21, 2014, between 8:00 nance Equipment Reof 12:00 noon and 9:00 launch the campaign maining. serve Fund last willspring. be About $150,000 has been raised p.m. prevailing time, (or a.m. and 4:00 p.m. LAKE PLACID Ñ After months of intense fundraising efforts, on the ballot. through placed the Adirondack North Country Association. until all who are in atten- Each petition shall be diNOTICE FORMATION The Palace Theater in Lake PlacidOF has put an end to the threat of NoticePlacid is given that acommunity stepped up the funddance at the time have rected to the Clerk of the OF LIMITED LIABILITY The Lake business Ò going darkÓ and installed digital projectors for each of the theproposition for the pur- Lake Inn and High Peaks Resort voted), at which time the COMPANY District and shall be raising effort with the Mirror aterÕ s four screens. Nearly(1) 1,000 helped pose of establishing a polls will be open to signed by at least twenTheindividual name of contributions the taking the lead to ensure the future of the villageÕ s vibrant Main reserve fund to be vote, by ballot, upon the ty-five (25) voters of the Limited Liability ensure that the lights in the Palace will Comparemain on for years to Street. The Push Palace known asfor thethe Capital Im- Committee, comprised of several following items: 1. To ny is ADIRONDACK MODistrict and shall state come. provement Reserve Fundgreatly to the campaignÕ s progress adopt the annual budget BILE SHREDDING, LLC the residence of each concerned locals, contributed Barbara Clark, who owns the Palace Theater with her husband will support be placedfrom on theHigh bal- Peaks Resort. of the School District for signer. (2) The date of filing of with ample Reggie, said she was relieved the conversion had taken place. lot. the Articles of Organizathe fiscal year 2014- AND FURTHER NOTICE In the Notice past year, locals have is given that an supported and attended dozens tion re withreally the Secretary 2015 and to authorize IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ELIZABETHTOWNÒ People come in and theyÕ happy, andTHE we are too,Ó of Go Digital fundraisers including: the Red Carpet Premier, The election will be held for of State was April the requisite portion the qualified voters of LEWIS Clark said. But nevertheless, her feelings were1, ambiguous. Ò ItÕ sCENTRAL the purpose of electing 2014 thereof to be raised by the School District shall SCHOOL Ò GhostbustersÓ screening at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, a mixed bag of feelings,Ó she said. Ò Because weÕ re losing our old two (2) BoardRogers, of Educa(3) The County in New BUDGET taxation on the taxable be entitled to vote at HEARING, Trivia Night at Will Zumba by Jessica Nugent, Songs at system.Ó tion members of the DisYork in which the office property of the District. said annual vote and BUDGET VOTE Mirror & Lake concert series, the Smoke Signals benefit show, and Clark said that while she andCompany her husband knewBOARD how to per- ELEC- trict. One seat for the of the is locat2. To elect one member election. A qualified votMEMBER countlessterm others. of three (3) years ed ismachinery, Essex County. of the Board for a five er is one who is (1) a sonally operate the previous they were TION at a loss with Foundation gifts more than $26,000 with significant to fill the seattotaled of Karen (5) year term commenc- citizen of the United (4) The Secretary of Notice is hereby given the new technology. whose term Uihlein, will State has been designat- that a Budget Hearing Westport Central ing July 1, 2014 and ex- States of America, (2) of Hooper donations from the Henry Jana, Lockwood, Jack M. DaÒ Now we donÕ t know ed anything,Ó Clark said. Ò ItÕthe s a inhabitants different of the expire on 6/30/14. One piring on June 30, 2019 as agent of the ComSchool District eighteen years of age or vis, Landon Family, and Susan & Woodrow Gandy Charitable generation.Ó three (3) year term to fill pany upon which pro- Elizabethtown-Lewis Town of Westport, to succeed Suzanne older, and (3) a resident foundations. Tremendous supportNOTICE also came from the Burrows the seat of Alan Jones cess maywas be served, and County of Essex, New Russell whose term ex- within the School DisOF FORMATION Central projecSchool District, Clark said the Palace Theater keeping one 35mm Family, $20,000, OF andLIMITED Jack Bogle, who contribwhosecontributed term will expire pires on June 30, 2014. Secretary of State trict for a period of thirty York LIABILITY Essex SheCounty, New who tor in operation, primarilythe at this point due to nostalgia. was 2 wasMeetthe last film the Lakethe Placid(30) Palace on 6/30/14. And,shown 3. Toat authorize shall mail a copy of any York, qualified to vote daysTheater. next preceding Annual COMPANY (LLC) Name: Notice ofRio utedat$25,000. unsure if the projector would be used to regularly show classic Notice purchase of one sixty- the annual vote process against the and school meetings in Other the ing,to Budget Vote and Main raised 2310, LLC Articlesfunds is given have that you Photo provided area theaters not quite sufficient five passenger bus and Company served upon it District will be held at must be a registered election. The School Election of Organization filed with the expenditure of a District may require all to 50 Hemlock Drive, the school on May 13, voter to vote at the Eliza- the Secretary of State of Public Budget Hearing LEGALS Schroon Lake, NY 2014 at 7:30 p.m. for bethtown-Lewis Central New York (SSNY) on Thursday, May 8, 2014 gross sum not to exceed persons offering to vote NOTICE OF FORMATION one hundred five thou- at the budget vote and the purpose of hearing 12870. School Budget 6/12/2013 Office Loca- at 5:30 p.m. Annual OF 278 FRATERNALAND (5) The Limited Liability Meeting, Election & sand six hundred eighty- election to provide one the report of the meet- Vote/Election. A voter tion: Essex County. The LLC Company is formed for ing. registration date of May SSNY is designated as Budget Vote Tuesday, five dollars ($105,685) form of proof of residenArts. of Org. filed with and the use of the sum May 20, 2014 12:00 cy pursuant to Educaany lawful business pur- Notice is also hereby 13, 2014 is being set in agent of the LLC upon Secy. of State of NY pose or purposes. of one hundred five tion Law 8018-c. Such given that the vote on the Main Office of the whom process against it noon 9:00 p.m. (SSNY) on 03/26/14. Of- Dennis J. Tarantino, adoption of the budget may be served. SSNY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- thousand six hundred form may include a District between the fice location: Essex Esq. hours of 8:00 a.m. and for the 2014/2015 eighty-five dollars drivers license, a nonshall mail a copy of any EN, that a public hearing County. SSNY designat- Kenneally & Tarantino 4:00 p.m. A register process to the LLC at: of the qualified voters of ($105,685) from the Bus school year and levying driver identification card, ed as agent of LLC upon (518) 792-6516 shall be filed in the Main a tax on taxable property PO Box 245, Essex, NY the Westport Central Reserve Fund to pay for a utility bill, or a voter whom process against it VN-5/17-6/21/2014Office of the school dis- 12936. Purpose: To en- School District, Essex of the District will take the bus in full. registration card. Upon may be served. SSNY 6TC-46917 place on Tuesday, May trict and will be open for gage in any lawful act or County, Westport, New AND FURTHER NOTICE offer of proof of residenshall mail process to ADK York, will be held in the IS HEREBY GIVEN, that cy, the School District inspection by any quali- activity. 20, 2014, between the AFFORDABLE The LLC, 80 Smugglers Westport Central School a copy of the statement VN-4/26-5/31/2014may also require all perPROPERTIES, LLC Arti- hours of 12:00 noon and fied voter of the school Loop, Jeffersonville, VT cles of Org. filed NY Sec. 8:00 p.m. cafeteria in said District of the amount of money district from 9:00 a.m. 6TC-44906 sons offering to vote to 05464. Purpose: Any until 3:00 p.m. prevail- NOTICE BY PUBLICA- on Thursday, May 8, which will be required to provide their signature, of State (SSNY) Notice is further given lawful activity. printed name and adTION OF FORMATION 2014 at 5:30 p.m. pre- fund the School Districts 4/17/2014. Office in Es- that a copy of the state- ing time on each of the VN-4/12-5/17/2014dress. OF LIMITED LIABILITY vailing time, for the pre- budget for 2014-2015, sex Co. SSNY design. ment of an amount of five days prior to the 6TC-43517 sentation of the budget. exclusive of public money which will be re- vote, except Saturday AND FURTHER NOTICE COMPANY Agent of LLC upon & Sunday quired during the ensu- 5/17/14 Phil Jackson LLC filed The budget will be avail- monies, and all other re- IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A.B. STORAGE 494 Port whom process may be able for review begin- quired documentation qualified voters may ap5/18/14. articles of organization Douglas Rd. Keeseville, served. SSNY shall mail ing year for school purNotice is given that Ab- with SOS of NY on ning on Thursday, May may be obtained by any ply for absentee ballots poses, exclusive of pubcopy of process to The NY 12944 (Albert Wright resident of the District at the District Clerks of4/25/2014. Principal of- 1, 2014 at the Westport 164 Hill St., Keeseville, LLC PO Box 247 341 US lic monies may be ob- sentee Ballots may be Central School during during business hours, fice and that a list of Route 9 Schroon Lake, tained by a resident or obtained at the office of fice is in Essex County, NY 12944; Dale Flora 65 beginning Thursday, persons to whom absenthe District Clerk. The New York. The SOS of business hours. Miller St., Plattsburgh, New York 12870. Pur- taxpayer in the district tee ballots have been isduring the fourteen days District Clerk must re- NY is designated as NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- May 1, 2014 at the NY 12901), In accor- pose: Any lawful activity. Westport Central sued will be available for ceive applications for agent for service of pro- EN, that the annual immediately preceding VN-5/3-6/7/2014-6TCdance with the provision inspection in the District absentee ballots at least cess against the LLC, meeting of the qualified School. the Budget Vote/Election 45873 provided in the lease AND FURTHER NOTICE Clerks office during each seven days prior to the except Saturday, Sunday and SOS shall mail a voters of the Westport agreement, and failure NOTICE OF FORMATION copy of process in any Central School District IS HEREBY GIVEN, that of the five days prior to to respond to notices, OF LIMITED LIABILITY and holidays, at the Dis- vote if the ballot is to be of the Town of West- petitions nominating the day of the election, mailed to the voter, on action or proceeding trict Office during the Management at A.B. COMPANY. NAME: BAC port, Essex County, New candidates for the office during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to or prior to May 20, against the LLC to 7400 Storage as of 5/31/14 WINE COMPANY LLC. 4:00 p.m. (DST). hours, except Saturday 2014, or if the ballot is US Route 9, Elizabeth- York, will be held in the of member of the Board will now take possession Articles of Organization lobby outside the Bulles of Education shall be and Sunday. of all items left in stor- were filed with the Sec- Notice is given that a to be delivered personal- town, NY 12932. The School District: Westproposition for the pur- ly to the voter. The Dis- LLC's purpose is to en- Auditorium at the West- filed with the Clerk of age units #21 & #8. retary of State of New pose of establishing a trict Clerk must receive port Central School said School District at port Central gage in any lawful activiItems may be sold pur- York (SSNY) on building in said District her office in the West- Town Absentee Ballots no later ty. of Westport, suant to the assertion of 03/12/14. Office loca- reserve fund to be on Tuesday, May 20, port Central School, not County of Essex, New than 5:00 p.m. on May VN-5/10-6/14/2014a lien for rental at A.B. tion: Essex County. known as the Trans2014 between the hours later than Monday, April York portation and Mainte- 20, 2014. 6TC-45979 Storage, Keeseville, NY. SSNY has been desig- nance Equipment Re- Lauri Cutting of 12:00 noon and 9:00 21, 2014, between 8:00 District Clerk: Jana VN-5/17/2014-1TCNOTICE OF FORMATION nated as agent of the p.m. prevailing time, (or a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Atwell serve Fund will be Clerk of the Board 47303 LLC upon whom pro- placed on the ballot. OF STRADA 86, LLC until all who are in atten- Each petition shall be di- Dated: March 25, 2014 VN-4/26,5/17/2014-2TCcess against it may be Arts. of Org. filed with dance at the time have rected to the Clerk of the VNNotice is given that a 43520 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY served. SSNY shall mail proposition for the pur- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- the Sect'y of State of NY voted), at which time the District and shall be 4/5,4/19,5/3,5/17/2014a copy of process to the (SSNY) on 4/14/2014. polls will be open to signed by at least twen- 4TC-42974 pose of establishing a COMPANY LLC, 96 Newman Street, reserve fund to be EN that the Town Board Office location, County vote, by ballot, upon the ty-five (25) voters of the (1) The name of the SSNY has following items: 1. To District and shall state known as the Capital Im- of he Town of Keene has of Essex. Limited Liability Compa- Lake Placid, New York cancelled the Bi-Monthly been designated as adopt the annual budget the residence of each provement Reserve Fund ny is ADIRONDACK MO- 12946. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. agent of the LLC upon of the School District for signer. will be placed on the bal- Town Board Meetings BILE SHREDDING, LLC regularly scheduled for whom process against it VN-5/3-6/7/2014-6TCthe fiscal year 2014- AND FURTHER NOTICE lot. (2) The date of filing of the last Tuesday of the TO MAKE may beserved. SSNY 2015 and to authorize IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Notice is given that an the Articles of Organiza- 45217 month, for the months shall mail process to: the requisite portion the qualified voters of tion with the Secretary THE ELIZABETHTOWN- election will be held for of May, June, July and Dzemal Cecunjanin, 131 thereof to be raised by the School District shall the purpose of electing of State was April 1, LEWIS CENTRAL Bi- Bloomingdale Ave., taxation on the taxable be entitled to vote at two (2) Board of Educa- August, 2014. 2014 SCHOOL Monthly Town Board Saranac Lake, NY property of the District. said annual vote and (3) The County in New BUDGET HEARING, tion members of the Dis- Meetings will resume in 12983. Purpose: any 2. To elect one member election. A qualified votYork in which the office BUDGET VOTE & trict. One seat for the September. lawful act. of the Board for a five er is one who is (1) a of the Company is locat- BOARD MEMBER ELEC- term of three (3) years Ellen S. Estes Place a VN-5/3-6/7/2014-6TC(5) year term commenc- citizen of the United to fill the seat of Karen ed is Essex County. TION 45531 classified ing July 1, 2014 and ex- States of America, (2) Hooper whose term will Town Clerk (4) The Secretary of Notice is hereby given Dated: May 6, 2014 ad! State has been designat- that a Budget Hearing of expire on 6/30/14. One Westport Central piring on June 30, 2019 eighteen years of age or VN-5/17/2014-1TCto succeed Suzanne older, and (3) a resident It’s easy and ed as agent of the Com- the inhabitants of the three (3) year term to fill 46921 School District the seat of Alan Jones will make pany upon which pro- Elizabethtown-Lewis Town of Westport, Russell whose term ex- within the School District for a period of thirty County of Essex, New pires on June 30, 2014. cess may be served, and Central School District, whose term will expire NOTICE OF FORMATION you money! And, 3. To authorize the (30) days next preceding the Secretary of State OF LIMITED LIABILITY York Essex County, New on 6/30/14. shall mail a copy of any York, qualified to vote at Notice is given that you COMPANY (LLC) Name: Notice of Annual Meet- purchase of one sixty- the annual vote and five passenger bus and election. The School must be a registered process against the ing, Budget Vote and school meetings in the Main 2310, LLC Articles the expenditure of a District may require all Company served upon it District will be held at voter to vote at the Eliza- of Organization filed with Election gross sum not to exceed persons offering to vote to 50 Hemlock Drive, the school on May 13, bethtown-Lewis Central the Secretary of State of Public Budget Hearing one hundred five thou- at the budget vote and Budget New York (SSNY) on Thursday, May 8, 2014 Schroon Lake, NY 2014 at 7:30 p.m. for School sand six hundred eighty- election to provide one Vote/Election. A voter 6/12/2013 Office Loca- at 5:30 p.m. Annual the purpose of hearing 12870. the report of the meet- registration date of May tion: Essex County. The (5) The Limited Liability Meeting, Election & five dollars ($105,685) form of proof of residency pursuant to Educa13, 2014 is being set in SSNY is designated as Budget Vote Tuesday, and the use of the sum Company is formed for ing. of one hundred five tion Law 8018-c. Such any lawful business pur- Notice is also hereby the Main Office of the agent of the LLC upon May 20, 2014 12:00 thousand six hundred form may include a District between the given that the vote on whom process against it noon 9:00 p.m. pose or purposes. dollars drivers license, a nonhours of 8:00 a.m. and Dennis J. Tarantino, adoption of the budget may be served. SSNY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- eighty-five ($105,685) from the Bus driver identification card, 4:00 p.m. A register shall mail a copy of any EN, that a public hearing Esq. for the 2014/2015 shall be filed in the Main Kenneally & Tarantino school year and levying process to the LLC at: of the qualified voters of Reserve Fund to pay for a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon Office of the school dis- PO Box 245, Essex, NY the Westport Central the bus in full. (518) 792-6516 a tax on taxable property AND FURTHER NOTICE offer of proof of residenVN-5/17-6/21/2014of the District will take trict and will be open for 12936. Purpose: To en- School District, Essex 6TC-46917 County, Westport, New IS HEREBY GIVEN, that cy, the School District place on Tuesday, May inspection by any quali- gage in any lawful act or a copy of the statement may also require all perfied voter of the school York, will be held in the 20, 2014, between the activity. of the amount of money sons offering to vote to Westport Central School hours of 12:00 noon and district from 9:00 a.m. VN-4/26-5/31/2014provide their signature, until 3:00 p.m. prevail- 6TC-44906 cafeteria in said District which will be required to 8:00 p.m. printed name and ading time on each of the on Thursday, May 8, fund the School Districts Notice is further given dress. 2014 at 5:30 p.m. pre- budget for 2014-2015, that a copy of the state- five days prior to the of public AND FURTHER NOTICE vailing time, for the pre- exclusive ment of an amount of vote, except Saturday & Sunday sentation of the budget. monies, and all other re- IS HEREBY GIVEN, that money which will be re- 5/17/14 documentation qualified voters may apThe budget will be avail- quired quired during the ensu- 5/18/14. ply for absentee ballots able for review begin- may be obtained by any ing year for school pur- Notice is given that Abat the District Clerks ofning on Thursday, May resident of the District poses, exclusive of pub- sentee Ballots may be during business hours, fice and that a list of 1, 2014 at the Westport lic monies may be ob- obtained at the office of beginning Thursday, persons to whom absenCentral School during tained by a resident or the District Clerk. The May 1, 2014 at the tee ballots have been isDistrict Clerk must rebusiness hours. taxpayer in the district Central sued will be available for NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- Westport during the fourteen days ceive applications for School. inspection in the District EN, that the annual immediately preceding absentee ballots at least AND FURTHER NOTICE Clerks office during each meeting of the qualified the Budget Vote/Election seven days prior to the IS HEREBY GIVEN, that of the five days prior to voters of the Westport except Saturday, Sunday vote if the ballot is to be nominating the day of the election, Central School District petitions and holidays, at the Dis- mailed to the voter, on during regular business of the Town of West- candidates for the office trict Office during the or prior to May 20, hours, except Saturday port, Essex County, New of member of the Board hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2014, or if the ballot is and Sunday. to be delivered personalYork, will be held in the of Education shall be 4:00 p.m. (DST). School District: Westlobby outside the Bulles filed with the Clerk of Notice is given that a ly to the voter. The DisAuditorium at the West- said School District at port Central proposition for the pur- trict Clerk must receive 57594 her office in the West- Town of Westport, port Central School pose of establishing a Absentee Ballots no later building in said District port Central School, not County of Essex, New reserve fund to be than 5:00 p.m. on May on Tuesday, May 20, later than Monday, April York known as the Trans- 20, 2014. 21, 2014, between 8:00 District Clerk: Jana 2014 between the hours portation and Mainte- Lauri Cutting a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Atwell of 12:00 noon and 9:00 nance Equipment Re- Clerk of the Board

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Westport baseball defeats E-town-Lewis

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Leading Westport to a 26-14 win over the Elizabethtown-Lewis baseball team on May 6, Dylan Limlaw and Thomas Mero both made four hits. While Greg Dedam and Hugh Harwood both contributed multiple hits for the Lions, Elizabethtown-Lewis made a total of 17 errors over the course of the game.

Schroon Lake baseball thrashes Westport

SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Wildcats baseball team defeated the Eagles 6-3 on May 5. Aiden Finnerty threw eight strikeouts for Schroon Lake and Branden Hall made two hits on two runs scored. Derek DeZalia scored twice for the Wildcats.

AuSable Valley baseball trounces NAC

CLINTONVILLE — In Shane Douglas’ first start of the spring, the AuSable Valley pitcher threw eight strikeouts in a 6-2 victory for the Patriots over the Bobcats on May 6. Tyler Champine made three hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Dillon Savage made three hits on three RBI and two doubles. Stephen Peryea led Northern Adirondack with two hits.

E-Town-Lewis golfers whack Willsboro

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Justin Lapier, Cortland White, and Doug Levien assisted their undefeated Lions golf team in its 4.51.5 defeat of the Warriors on May 6. Trey Hulbert, in addition to Lapier, Levien, and White were recorded with wins. Boyce Rawson tied with Seth Swires. The Willsboro team managed only one win, thanks to its Zach Pierson.

Westport golfers thump Crown Point

CROWN POINT Ñ With a 43, Anderson Gay assisted in the EaglesÕ 3.5-2.5 victory over the Panthers on May 6 in golf. In addition to Gay, Aaron Schrauf and Ryan Mean also contributed wins for Westport. For Crown Point, Jimmy Morgan defeated Jesse Misarki in the No. 2 matchup and Courtney Wranosky beat Nash Dickerson in the No. 6 matchup.

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Week in Sports Boy’s EKMW track buries AuSable Valley

CLINTONVILLE Ñ Arto Nadeau contributed four wins to EKMWÕ S 92-40 victory over Ausable Valley on May 6. Kyle VanBuren and Skyler Graham both grabbed two wins for EKMW. AuSable Valley won the 3,200 and 400 relays, as well as the long jump.

Girl’s EKMW track demolish AuSable Valley

CLINTONVILLE Ñ Sarah Snyder and Halie Snyder tallied four wins each towards EKMWÕ s 91-40 win over AuSable Valley. Lily Whalen, Jordan Speshock, Morgan Meachem, and Myra Adams all recorded two wins for EKMW. Ashlee Estees led AuSable Valley, winning in the long jump and part of the 400 relay.

Westport softball knocks E-town-Lewis

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Ellie and Hannah Schwoebel both contributed home runs in Westport softballÕ s 26-9 victory over Elizabethtown-Lewis. Together, the pair recorded nine RBIs. The EagleÕ s Samantha Roy assisted with a double. The Lions made 17 errors over the course of the game, but Kyra Schafer, Julia Cox and Thea Wescott all had two hits apiece for the team.

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Crown Point baseball pummels Keene

KEENE Ñ The Crown Point baseball team handed Keene a one-sided, 10-1 defeat on May 7. Of the eleven hits the Panthers registered, seven of them went for extra bases. Kolby Petrak contributed a grand slam to Crown Point, finishing with two hits and an RBI. Brendan Crowningshield contributed two hits as well.

Westport baseball slams Indian Lake/Long Lake

AuSable Valley golfers destroy Moriah

AUSABLE FORKS Ñ The AuSable Forks golfers demolished Moriah in a 5-1 victory on May 7. For the Patriots, Nate Devins had a 39; Ian Rennie had a 41, and Riley Taylor and Lucas Finnegan each had 42. Kyle Wilson won MoriahÕ s only match with a 37, the low round of the day.

INDIAN LAKE Ñ Lloyd Staats and Dylan Limlaw together earned 13 strikeouts to assist in Wesport baseballÕ s 6-4 victory over Indian Lake/Long Lake on May 7. Limlaw also earned two hits, including a double, on offense. The OrangeÕ s six hits came from Curtis Seaman, Henry Sandiford, and Shane Short, who each had two apiece.

Wells softball inches past E-town-Lewis

Beekmantown tennis blasts AuSable Valley

WELLS Ñ Erika Foster contributed a two-run homer to WellsÕ narrow, 12-11 victory over Elizabethtown-Lewis in softball May 7. Sarah Darling register a three-run homer for Wells as well. Bre Mayer earned the pitching win.

BEEKMANTOWN Ñ The Eagles tennis team handed the Patriots a one-sided, 5-0 defeat on May 7. Anna Stitt, Mariya Kalarash and Tegan Belrose all earned wins in singles matches. The pairs of Tori Barrett and Seirra Barrett as well as Chelsey Tallade and Alex Putnam won their doubles matches.

Money may grow on trees I

f you are sitting at your maple kitchen table, or rocking in that old oak rocking chair your grandma gave you, there is one thing they have in common. They are both made of wood and they came from trees that were harvested. Logging and forest management practices are as old as civilization. In the beginning it may have been a sharp stone that was beaten against a tree. That lead to an axe, which is just a sharp stone with a handle, then the steel age came and a metal head was forged. Along with an axe, a saw was used and the two became logging tools. The chainsaw came about and made the axe and hand saw obsolete. Horses or oxen were used to haul the logs out of the woods. Wagons and sleds, then trains and trucks hauled the timber. In the end, the logs were delivered to sawmills, paper mills, furniture factories, and any other venture that utilized wood products. Things have changed. Chainsaws are still used, but slowly they have moved over to allow the really big boy toys to take over. This past weekend I took advantage of the nice weather and went to the Northeast Forest Products Expo in Vermont. Huge equipment with names like Tigercat feller bunchers, Timberwolf firewood processors, Barko log loaders, Timberjack skidders, Timbco forwarders, and Bandit chippers where on hand to see, climb aboard and some were even being demonstrated. Powered by diesel engines like Cummins and Caterpillar, these forest and timber harvesting machines were awesome. Watching a 16 foot log 20 inches in diameter being chipped up in under a minute is something to see. Smaller forest owners needing equipment got to choose from names like HUD-SON, Farmi, Stihl, Husqvarna, Fransgard and Igland. Portable sawmills that go to the woods were on hand and both beams and boards were being cut as demonstrations of the machines ability and ease of use. Forest management for bio-fuels such as chips and pellets, saw logs, and firewood products all have some specialty machines. Whether you own a small woodlot like my own, where I was looking for a three point hitch winch to allow me to manage and harvest my own logs for boards, fence posts and firewood, or you own a thousand acres of timber where you utilize production equipment, it was all there to see, hear and touch. Band saw mills cut out boards. Chippers chipped chips. Shavers shaved shavings and

chainsaws and rotary blades sawed out firewood. It was two days of pine scented pleasure and lumber leisure. Soren EriksonÕ s Game of Logging held a training session on chainsaw safety and felling tactics. I got to see the fellow who trained me back when: Game of Logging saw master, Bill Lindloff of ProCuts Co. Along with all the equipment, there were two Discovery ChanBy Rich Redman nel logging documentary loggers on hand who are renowned. Bobby Goodson of the Swamp Loggers show and Jeff Pelletier of American Loggers fame were on hand to meet some of the young blossoming loggers, woodsmen and women and future foresters. I got to meet both of the guys and they are the real deal. For Christmas I bought my grandsons the logging DVDÕ s so they would know what forestry and logging was all about and not have some misconception about cutting down a tree. Bobby Goodson and the Pelletier Family are big names in our house and the boys have learned a respect for logging. I would rather have them watch a DVD about logging, than sitting doing some stupid video games killing people. Soon my young trainees will be in the woods with me learning about trees, forestry and timber management, while we make deer and grouse habitat. Homes, barns, towns and cities were built from forest products. The land gets farmed for food, and the forest gets farmed for wood products. So while you sit back in that rocker of oak, have coffee at the maple kitchen table, read a book or paper or think about that note you wrote to your mother for MotherÕ s Day with a Ticonderoga pencil, remember they are all made from forest products. Many of our neighbors make a living logging and working the land. Forestry is the wise use of a renewable and sustainable product. In my opinion we should be using more wood and less oil and plastic. Money may grow on trees if you manage your woodlot; plastic doesnÕ t, but wood does! The NYS Woodsmens Field Days are held the third full weekend in August in Boonville NY on the Oneida County Fairgrounds. For more information check out www.starinfo.com/woodsmen or e-mail fielddays@aol.com.

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Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at rangeric@nycap.rr.com.

Kade Gilbo of Port Henry with Jeff Pelletier of the American Loggers Discovery Channel.

Dave Supernault of Moriah with his two kids checking out a timber forwarder machine. Photos by Rich Redman


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Your complete source of things to see and do Friday, May 16

PLATTSBURGH — Peacocks Tunes and Trivia at 5 p.m. Squid Parade perform at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. SARANAC — Saranac United Methodist Church to host their annual spring rummage sale. 9am to 8pm. Route 3. Call 293-8142 for more info. PERU — Peru Free Library to hold spring book sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 643-8295 for more info.

Saturday, May 17

PLATTSBURGH — North Funktree perform at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Lodge golf tournament. Craig Wood Golf Course. 10 a.m. Call 891-0775 or 576-9136. SARANAC — Saranac United Methodist Church to host their annual spring rummage sale. 9 to 10:30 a.m. with the organizers giving away the rest of the stuff for free. Route 3. Call 293-8142 for more info. PLATTSBURGH — Annual spring rummage sale. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, corner of Palmer and Elm Streets. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PERU — Peru Free Library to hold spring book sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 643-8295 for more info. LAKE PLACID — Pet adoption day. Olympic Oval. $25 adoption fee. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Indie First Storytime Day. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bookstore Plus. 518-523-2950. PAUL SMITHS — Getting to know your gluteus muscles. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please call 518-327-6097 for more information and to pre-register. $24-$40. Saunders Sports Complex,

Paul Smith’s College. PAUL SMITHS — Gardening the easy way. 2-5 p.m. Please call 518-327-6097 for more information and to pre-register. $25-$40. Saunders Sports Complex, Paul Smith’s College. UPPER JAY — Wells Memorial Library to hold library cleanup day. Call 946-2644, or email them at wellslib@ primelink1.net for more info. WESTPORT — Baked Goods Sale.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St.. Benefit the Westport Federated Church Women.

Sunday, May 18

Way. PLATTSBURGH — North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA) will present the third Silent Film Organ Concert in The Strand Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Order tickets online at www. plattsburgharts.org or call 518-563-1604.

Thursday, May 22

PLATTSBURGH — Free showing of “The Monuments Men.” 5:30 p.m. Plattsburgh Public Library. PLATTSBURGH — Auditions for Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Center Stage. 3 p..m. 310 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh Plaza, Rt. 3.

LYON MOUNTAIN — Benefit for Carol (Pageau) Blaine by family and friends. Lyon Mountain Legion Post #1623. Noon-4 p.m. 735-4393. Michigan Platters & Dessert for $5. LAKE PLACID — Author signing: Jack Gantos. 4 p.m. Bookstore Plus. 518-523-2950.

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Saturday, May 24

UPPER JAY — Quilter’s gathering at the Wells Memorial Library. 4:30 p.m. Call 946-2644, or email them at wellslib@ primelink1.net, for more info. MINEVILLE — Volunteer training. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. 518-942-6513. High Peaks Hospice, 12 Tom Phelps Way.

Wednesday, May 21

PLATTSBURGH — Open mike at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. MINEVILLE — Volunteer training. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. 518-942-6513. High Peaks Hospice, 12 Tom Phelps

PLATTSBURGH — Doom and Friends perform at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials.

PLATTSBURGH — Annie in the Water perform at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. ELIZABETHTOWN — McLane and Spoelstra perform. 7 p.m. Hand House Mansion, River St. 518-962-2949. WHALLSONBURG — Champlain Valley Film Society to screen “Nebraska.” 7:30 p.m. WILLSBORO — Champlain Valley Irish Dance performance. Free. Champlain Valley Senior Community. 1 p.m. 588-2379. JAY — Help 2 Heal A Heart 5k Run/Walk. Jay Community Center. Registration at 7 a.m. PLATTSBURGH — Auditions for Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Cen-

ter Stage. 6 p..m. 310 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh Plaza, Rt. 3. SARANAC — The Bonfiglio Trio perform. Saranac Fire Hall (Volunteer Fire Dept), 3277 State Route 3. 518-293-7613. 7:3010:30 p.m. $22-$25.

Sunday, May 25

ELIZABETHTOWN — McLane and Spoelstra perform. 3 p.m. Hand House Mansion, River St. 518-962-2949. SARANAC — The Bonfiglio Trio perform. Saranac United Methodist Church. 518-293-7613. 3- 5 p.m. $12-$15.

Monday, May 26

PERU — Memorial Day services. 11 a.m. Peru Memorial VFW Post 309, 710 Pleasant Avenue.

Wednesday, May 28

PLATTSBURGH — Open mike at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials.

Wednesday, May 29

WESTPORT — Fifth in a semi-regular healthy meal planning workshop at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Space is limited, call 962-4810 for reservations: 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 30

PLATTSBURGH — North Funktree perform at 10 p.m. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials.


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04 GMC CANYON MOTIVATED SELLER SLE Crew Cab, 4x4, Z-71, 104,000 miles, Automatic, Inspected! Kelly Blue Book Value $11,000, Asking $9,500 OBO (518)5345670 2004 Silver Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl., ex. Cab, 4x4, std. Trans., 153K, $4,700. 518-837-5062 BOATS 1968 Launch Dyer 20' Glamor Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good cond. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802-503-5452

14 SECTION OF 8' Pressured treated boat docking w/ latter, adjustable hight stands, excellent condition, Also 12x14 Floating Raft w/latter. 518-563-3799 or 518563-4499 Leave Message. 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518-3598605A 2000 24' LAYTON CAMPER Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-643-9391 2007 STINGRAY BOAT 25' Stingray Cruiser, only 29 hours, LIKE NEW, sleeps 4, has bathroom, microwave, fridge, table, includes trailer, stored inside every winter. (518) 5700896 $49,000

2010 HONDA STATELINE1500 Miles, Black, Factory Custom Cruiser, 312 CC $7,800 518-5698170 CANAM SPYDER 2012 Spyder Roadster. Includes battery charger-custom cover-2 helmets(small)-XL CanAm jacket. 59 Miles. $21,300.00 518566-7369 WANTED: ALL MOTORCYCLES BEFORE 1980! Running or not. $$TopCash$ Paid! 1-315-5698094. FARM EQUIPMENT Tractors for Sale: Ford 4000 Platform Row Crop, Diesel w/ Back-hoe; Super D Diesel. Call for Pricing 518-873-2678. ACCESSORIES (2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568. (4) CHEVY RIMS, Steel, 16”x6.5”, 6 lug w/pressure monitors. $250 OBO. 518-524-7124 FISHER SNOW PLOW 7' 6" Minute Mount 2, used 2 winters, $3500 Negotiable. 518-524-0582 or 518643-5244 GARAGE SALE Garage Sale 2011 Moriah Road, Moriah NY. May 24th & 25th 10am-4pm. NO EARLY BIRDS!! Mower wagon and other items available, Too many to mention. GARAGE SALE: Friday 5/23 and Saturday 5/24. 8AM to 2PM. 551 Lake Shore Road, Westport. Furniture, barbies, kitchen ware, collectibles & clothing.

AUCTIONS AUCTION LEWIS COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURES. 70 Properties May 21 @ 11AM. Elk's Lodge #1605 Lowville, NY. (800) 243-0061. HAR Inc. & AAR Inc. FREE brochure: www.NYSAuctions.com Buy or sell at AARauctions.com. Contents of homes, businesses, vehicles and real estate. Bid NOW! AARauctions.com Lights, Camera, Auction. No longer the best kept secret. SULLIVAN COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE AUCTION: 300+/- Properties June 11+12 @ 10AM. Held at The Sullivan, Route 17 Exit 109. 800-2430061 AAR, Inc. & HAR, Inc. Free brochure: www.NYSAuctions.com

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LEWIS, NY 1 bedroom Apt., for rent, Available June 1st, No pets, No smoking, Utilities & Heat included, $500/month. 518-8736805 RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE. Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly specials! Call (877) 2104130 Ticonderoga – Senior Housing (55+). Rent $455 or $550 *FREE HEAT & HOT WATER*. Some subsidy avail. Smoke free. Pet friendly. New appliances. Laundry on site. FHEO. Handicapped Accessible. 518-558-1007

LAKE SALE: 6 acres Coan Lake $24,900. 2.5 acres West Bass Pond $18,900. (www. LandFirstNY.com) 1-888-683-2626

HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. www.woodfordbros.com. "Not applicable in Queens county"

MORRISONVILLE, NY 4 BR/2.5 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 square feet, built in 1998, Colonial Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas fireplace, finished basement, large fenced in backyard with above ground swimming pool on corner lot. Located in Morrisonville in the Saranac School District. Great Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Call 518-726-0828 Dfirenut@gmail.com

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com Out of State Real Estate Delaware's Resort Living Without Resort Pricing! Low Taxes! Gated Community, Close to Beaches, Amazing Amenities, Olympic Pool. New Homes from $80's! Brochures available 1-866-629-0770 or www.coolbranch.com.

2 BEDROOM, UPSTAIRS APT IN ELIZABETHTOWN, $500 per month, plus Electric, heat. Sec Dep., References and 1st months rent required. Contact 518-5787916 Downtown Willsboro Apartment, upstairs, 2 bedroom, hot water, w/ washer/dryer hook-up, no pets. $675/mo., Call 518-963-4284

COME VISIT OUR NEW MODELS Modular, Mobile Homes & DoubleWides. No Pressure Staff. 600 RT.7 Pittsford VT 05763 factorydirecthomesofvt.com 1-877-999-2555 7 days 9-4 FOR SALE; 1990 Redman Double Wide, 2 bath, walk in pantry, in Pine Rest East Trailer Park in Beekmantown District, Military Turnpike. Price on Call 518-3100051 VACATION PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENTALS Historic Village of Essex, NY – Retail Space formally occupied by successful deli/bakery/cafe serving breakfast, lunch & prepared meals to take out, 1200 sq w/2 decks, 1 overlooks lake & Green Mountains, some basic equip included, opportunity for summer or year round business. 802-503-5452 for details.

FARM SACRIFICE! 5 acres $19,900. Great views, quiet country road, gorgeous hilltop setting! So Tier, NY. G'teed buildable! 5 tracts avail UNDER $20,000! Terms! Hurry! 1-888-701-1864 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com

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PYRENEES & NEWFOUNDLAND PUPPIES 8 weeks to Newborn Guardian Dogs/Family Dogs Health Certificate/Guarantee DNA Tested/Purchase Contract Call for Availability & Pricing northcountrycanineservices.com 518-314-1935

NEW YORK LAND BARGAINS- 3 Acres Southern Tier: $9995; 6 acres on Trout Stream:$19,995; 8.4 Acres New Turkey Hunter's Cabin: $29,995. Financing w/ Low Monthly Payments! Call Christmas & Associates: 1-800-229-7843. Or Visit: www.landandcamps. com Owner/Broker

LAND CATSKILL MTN TIMBERLAND! 60 acres - $89,900. Quality timber, great hunting, secluded setting, adjoins State Land! Less than 3 hrs NYC! Town rd, survey, EZ terms! Call 1-888-775-8114 CATSKILL MTN TIMBERLAND! 60 acres - $89,900. Quality timber, great hunting, secluded setting, adjoins State Land! Less than 3 hrs NYC! Town rd, survey, EZ terms! Call 1-888-775-8114 FARM SACRIFICE! 5 acres - $19,900 Great views, quiet country road, gorgeous hilltop setting! So Tier, NY. Guaranteed buildable! 5 tracts avail UNDER $20,000! Terms! Hurry! 888-9058847. Newyorklandandlakes.com

Out of State Real Estate Sebastian, Florida Beautiful 55+ manufactured home community. 4.4 miles to the beach, 2 miles to the riverfront district. Homes starting at $39,000. 772-581-0080, www.beach-cove.com.

GRANTOR McKenna, Stephen A Lilly, R, N & L et. al Manning, Eira Byrne, B & N Lacognata, Dale Deno, E; Mancini, B et al Keech, Vicki Fitch, H EXR & Butkiewicz Brunini, W & L Fear, John Schmitt, Wendy Bolton, Duane and Kateri Triquest LTD Northup, D & J Douthat, M ESQ; Barber, G Douthat, M ESQ; Barber, G Deutsche Bank Et. Al. Mulvey, B Darrah, W & B Tahawus LLC Fannie Mae Cox, N, C & Courtright, C

GRANTEE Deneale, R & A Johanson, E N Living Trust Sylvestre, M & N Roemer, J & E Brozzetti, Palma Pollock, Doreen et al Young, J & M Drinkwine, R & L Poritzky, Bruce Weidl, R & S Schmitt, James Anderson, John R Romanelli M & Scarano, T Lera Capital Dev. Corp Bank of America Bank of America Burns, Christopher Wilmington C of the N Bova, W & Brown, Kayla Keleher, Thomas & Nancy Carden, D & Carolyn Jane Treeline Enterprises

Dustin & Bethany Blair Anna Reynolds, William Trombly Rayonier Forest Resources Luis & Elaine Peralta Evan Bracey, Todd & Sarah St. Louis

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ADIRONDACK “BY OWNER” AdkByOwner.com 1000+ photo listings of local real estate for sale, vacation rentals & timeshares. Owners: List with us for only $299 per year. Visit online or call 518-891-9919 ALTONA, NY 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family Home, built in 1994, Perfect entertainment home, peaceful country setting 15 minutes from Plattsburgh. Large deck, 28' pool, patio with built in gas grill, 2 car garage with workshop. A MUST SEE 518-5700896 $105,000

DIVORCE $349 - Uncontested divorce papers prepared. Includes poor person application/waives government fees, if approved. One signature required. Separation agreements available. Make Divorce Easy - 518-274-0380.

BUILDING AND LOT in Moriah 1.3+ acres, paved driveway, town water and sewer. Can be used for residential and/or commercial, Asking $45,000. 518-546-3568

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LOCATION Willsboro Willsboro North Elba North Elba Schroon Newcomb Lewis Ticonderoga Willsboro North Elba Essex Moriah Jay Wilmington Ticonderoga Crown Point St. Armand Wilmington St. Armand North Elba Ticonderoga North Elba

PRICE $25,000 $425,000 $4,000 $700,000 $99,000 $160,000 $85,000 $120,000 $2,000 $1,175.32 $81,667 $110,000 $48,000 $250,000 $84,113.93 $134,842.24 $46,000 $5,000 $65,000 $350,000 $28,900 $83,500

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