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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Property buyouts for those who suffered substantial damage from Tropical Storm Irene is on the horizon. Essex County Community Resources Director Michael Mascarenas said his office should soon hear from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the matter. “Currently, we are in the application phase,” Mascarenas said. “FEMA turnaround time is very short. When they come back with an award for us, we need to go out and do appraisals for these homes and we need to be able to do it fairly quickly.” Mascarenas asked the Economic Development Committee of Essex County to allow the purchasing agent to send out RFP’s for appraisers, which would be


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Sophia Whalen opened the Westport Fish and Game Club Fishing Derby with the first catch of the day. Sophia was one of 50 children who attended the annual derby, held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. Several other youth fishing tournaments will be held in the coming weeks, which are featured along with results from the Westport tournament on page 8. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Catholic Father Peter Riani preps for retirement By Keith Lobdell

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ELIZABETHTOWN — For the past 13 years, Father Peter Riani has presided over the St. Elizabeth’s and St. Philip Neri Catholic Churches in Elizabethtown and Westport. Last week, Riani, 82, announced that it was time to retire. “They usually have pastors retire at the end of June be-

cause of the fiscal year, but I have committents over the summer and asked to stay on,” Riani said. “The Bishop (Terry LaValley) was gracious enough to say, ‘call the shots.”‘ Riani, who is currently the oldest serving member of the clergy in the Ogdensburg Diocese, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in January and said while that was one of the reasons he was retiring, it

was just one of several. “I have to keep in mind the health reasons, but there are other reasons, too,” he said. “After all, I will be turning 83 in August. I have always told people that I want to go out on my own two feet, and not two feet first.” Riani said when he came to serve in Elizabethtown and Westport, he was about to turn 70 and had a plan to head the two churches for five years. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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May 19, 2012

Worked/Wild earns top honors from Museumwise

Memorial Day parade set ELIZABETHTOWN — The American Legion Posts of Lewis and Elizabethtown are organizing the annual Memorial Day parade and Memorial service to take place in Elizabethtown on Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and starts from Hand Avenue by the History Center Museum. The parade will proceed south along Court street passing by the County government center and ends by the Elizabethtown golf course. After the parade, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day service in the Windsor Park, which is across the street from the Grand Union. Elements of the parade will consist of military service veterans, Boy and Girl Scout troops, fire departments, equestrian riders, classic and antique cars and Civil War re-enactors.

By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — An exhibit created in part by the people of the North Country has won top honors from a statewide organization. Museumwise, a non-profit that helps promote and support museums in New York, honored the Essex County Historical Society’s Worked/Wild exhibit at the Adirondack History Center Museum with an Award of Merit, its highest honor. “This is a wonderful honor,” Museum Director Margaret Gibbs said. “We are very happy to receive this award.” Worked/Wild features scenes from the Adirondacks that fo-

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The other is what does wilderness mean to you.” Gibbs said the exhibit continued to evolve over the past year, and will feature new parts as the museum prepares to open for the season Saturday, May 26. The exhibit also incorporates a pair of movies, one about farming in the Adirondacks and the other a tourism video from the 1960s promoting the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain. Both movies will be changed for 2012, and replaced with the recent PBS documentary, “Small Farm Rising,” along with a slide show of pictures featuring work by local journalist Jack LaDuke which details the effects of Tropical Storm Irene on the Adirondacks. For more, visit the website at, call 873-6466 or email

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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Families First community took to the streets of Elizabethtown May 11 to show their support for children’s mental health. The third annual Mental Health Awareness Walk started near the Stewart’s Shop with presentations, followed by a ribbon-cutting by Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley and a walk across the town. The walk was about 2-1/2 miles and was followed by a barbecue at the Families First headquarters on Water Street. During the May 7 Essex

Families First organized a walk in support of Children’s Mental Health Month May 11. County Board of Supervisors meeting, members of the board unanimously showed their support for National Children’s Mental Awareness Month in May.

“We have had more families than ever need services,” Executive Director Joanne Caswell said before the board. “In 2011, we served 360 families which is

numbers may be alarming, strides are being made. “I think we are making progress,” Caswell said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us.”

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boardroom, part of the ECH Wellness Lecture Series. The evening will feature Austen Hayes, Ph.D., a clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Hayes has written a pair of books, including “The Good Heart: 101 Ways to Live a Positively Long and Happy

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May 19, 2012

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Plans for the annul Elizabethtown Day Celebration are under way and will kickoff with a bake sale to raise money for the day’s events. On Memorial Day, May 28, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elizabethtown Fire Department will be holding a bake sale and 50/50 raffle after the Memorial Day parade to raise money for the Etown Day fireworks and other festivities. The bake sale will be set up in front of the government center on Court Street. “The cost has gone up this year but the show is tremendous and we’ve always had a good experience with this company,” Harvey Putnam, an organizer of Etown Day and member of the Elizabethtown Fire Department said. The fireworks, provided by Bay Fire Works out of Farmingdale, will cost about $5,600. Putnam said the firework show has cost about $5,000 in the past and said the department hopes to raise the additional funds needed through stepped up fundraising efforts. Harvey said the fire department took over the Etown Day festivities three years ago and have been working hard to ensure it’s a fun-filled day for the whole family.

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The Elizabethtown Fire Department is preparing for the annual E-town Day, set for July 21. “This is a great community event that gets everybody together and it’s grown bigger and bigger every year,” Harvey said. Etown Day will take place July 21 and will include the annual parade set to begin at 3 p.m., followed by live music by Vontus, a rock/alternative band based in Queensbury and Saratoga. During the day the town-wide garage sale will be going on throughout the town with

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maps to direct visitors provided by the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce. New this year will be hot air balloon teathered rides set to take flight near the school and later down by the pavilion. Anyone who would like to donate funds to support the Etown Day celebration do so, care of: Elizabethtown Day, P.O. Box 457, Woodruff Avenue, Elizabethtown, NY, 12932.

Doctor back for summer at VA clinic, server needed By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The doctor is back in. Keene Supervisor and veteran’s committee chair William Ferebee told members of the Essex County Public Safety Committee May 14 that the doctor who has been working during the summer months at the VA Clinic in the former New York State Police

barracks in Westport had returned. “The doctor who works during the summer has returned and will be here through November,” Ferebee said. “We also have a good candidate who may come in as a fulltime doctor.” Along with the staffing changes at the clinic, Ferebee also said he had received several comments from people on the work being done to keep the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Wadhams maintained.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 1011:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.,

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“The retirement age for this diocese is 75, so that was the plan,” he said. “When I got there, I said to myself why would I want to retire. I am in a great place and back near where I grew up. I love it.” Riani said the people that made up the parishes became part of his family over the past 13 years. “Getting involved with people on a church level is always a pleasant thing,” he said. “I will miss the people the most. You get very involved and they become family to you. This particular group of people in both places are very open and welcoming. I am very happy here.” Riani also said he was pleased with how well the local churches of different faiths have worked together for the benefit of the community. Along with serving the two churches, Riani also had the responsibility of working with the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Horace Nye Nursing Home and Essex County Jail to provide services when needed. “I have told the diocese that whoever you decide to send here, they have to be prepared to take on that responsibility,” Riani said.

A life of service

Father Riani was born and grew up in Keeseville, where he graduated from high school. “I still remember playing basketball in the small gym here in Elizabethtown where you would always run into the walls,” he said. Riani has spent 57 years in the Priest-

hood after his ordination on May 21, 1955, being educated at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg, St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, the University of Ottawa, Union College and the Pontifical Athenaeum Angelicum in Rome, Italy. He spent over 30 years at Wadhams Hall, starting as an instructor and working through the ranks of associate professor, professor, lecturer, Dean of Students, Vice President, Academic Dean and then President from 1974 until 1982. He was an assistant pastor at St. Paul’s in Black River and St. Bernard’s in Saranac Lake before his time at Wadhams Hall. Afterward, he was the pastor for St. Agnes in Lake Placid from 1982 until 1985, St. Raphael’s in Heuvelton from 1988 until 1993 and St. Augustine’s in Peru from 1993 until 1999. “I have really enjoyed it. One thing about the priesthood is that you never get bored. There is always something going on,” Riani said. Riani also had the chance to be one of 30 chaplains for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, where he stayed with the others at the empty convent in Saranac Lake. “There were three ladies with us, and they got one restroom and the 27 men got the other,” he said. “It really was a great experience because we got to see all of the games, including the skiing events and th hockey game.” “The hockey game,” was the Feb. 22, 1980 game between the United States and Soviet Union, refered to as, “The Miracle on Ice.” “It truly was a miracle,” Riani said.

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“Unbelieveable. I have never witnessed such a thing, except for a couple of religious ceremonies that were very powerful.”


Riani said that, unfortunately, he will not be able to spend retirement in one of his most favorite places, the slopes, due to illness. “I was given 75 seasons to ski,” he said. “I think now I will have to give the skis away.” As for the future, Riani said that he was taking a wait-and-see approach. “I am leaving it all open and have no definite plans,” he said. “I do know where I will live. There is a new rectory and education center in Morrisonville that has two apartments that were built for retiring pastors, so I will be there. I plan to also help out wherever there is a need.” Riani said that he has even received advice from friends on what he should do. “I have two or three people that I have know throughout my adult life that keep telling me to write a book,” he said. “I tell them to please not plan my whole future, because it takes a lot more than writing to do that.” The Father said he has not yet thought about what will happen when he addresses the members of the two churches for the final time as he departs Sept. 19. “I don’t look forward to it,” he said. “It will be a little painful, but I am not going too far away and I am sure that I will be by from time to time.” “After all, I have already had a couple of threats to make sure I come by or they will track me down.”





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Little League baseball a hit


undreds of children are playing Little League baseball this spring in our region. It’s a tradition that goes back decades. Hopefully, it continues for years to come. Little League baseball in our North Country communities teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of a great game — and much more. They’re learning teamwork, discipline, work habits, sportsmanship and respect. Most importantly, they’re having fun. Little League is a success. Plattsburgh just started its 55th season of Little League baseball. Ticonderoga is in its 61st season. The program is stronger today than ever. Baseball is a wonderful game, but the success of Little League is the result of the volunteers who make it happen — coaches, managers, league administrators and parents. These adults devote untold hours to make the program worthwhile for children. They should be lauded. Youth baseball has a long history in the United States. As early as the 1880s, leagues were formed for pre-teen children in New York, but they were affiliated with adult club teams and did not flourish. Children often played pickup baseball in streets or sandlots instead. In the 1920s, the American Legion formed a baseball program for teenage boys that still exists today. American schools also started baseball programs, but there was still a void for pre-teen boys who wanted to play in organized games. In 1938, Carl Stotz had the idea for an organized youth baseball league in his hometown of Williamsport, Pa. Stotz gathered several neighborhood children and experimented with different types of equipment and different field dimensions that summer. The program did not have a name and no organized games were played. In 1939, Stotz took the experiment a step further, enlisting the help of brothers George and Bert Bebble. They became the managers of the first three teams — Lycoming Dairy, Lundy Lumber and Jumbo Pretzel. Stotz also came up with a name — Little League. His idea was to provide baseball for the boys as a way to teach them the ideals of sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork. On June 6, 1939, in the first Little League game ever played, Lundy Lumber defeated Lycoming Dairy, 23-8. Little League baseball has become the world’s largest organized youth sports program. In the space of just six decades, Little League grew from three teams to nearly 200,000 teams, in all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries. And the basic goal remains the same as it did in 1939, to give the children a game that provides fundamental principles — sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork — they can use later in life to become good citizens.

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It is time for citizen legislators, term limits


peared in both houses with co-sponreceive a lot of emails from sorship. North Country readers and According to the a nationwide poll even a few from folks around on term limits conducted by Public the country who find the column onOpinion Dynamics in September line. They respond to my editorials 2010, term limits have wide bipartiwith their own thoughts and opinsan support. ions. Most are worried about and The poll showed that 78 percent of frustrated with the direction of our Americans support congressional government and the self-serving attiterm limits, including 74 percent of tude of many of our elected officials. independents. Some of them wonder what we can Dan Alexander Major votes on state legislative do to change the direction of the Thoughts from term limits have been held in Calicountry. Behind the Pressline fornia, Maine and South Dakota over They wonder how we can rid ourthe last few years and voters have selves of the special interests and overwhelmingly supported term limit laws. lobbyists who have such influence over those we To become part of the constitution, a term limits send to govern. amendment needs a two-thirds majority vote in the How can we return control to the people? both the House and the Senate and subsequent ratiWell, here is something we can do in this election fication by 38 state legislatures. cycle: ask those running for congressional offices to Speaking of reader feedback, I received an email go on the record in support of a constitutional from Bob Klima, a senior citizen, who shared the folamendment mandating term limits. lowing thoughts on the cultural changes that have If they are genuinely interested in changing taken place in the United States. Washington, D.C., they should have not hesitate to “Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for pledge their support. every  conceivable deficiency of  the modern world, Until we return to citizen legislators, we will real or imaginary,” Klima wrote. have a government controlled by career politicians. “We take  responsibility for all we have done and Career politicians were responsible for voting do not blame  others. However,  upon reflection, we themselves raises, health and retirement benefits would like to point out that it was not the senior citand other perks fair above those afforded the averizens who took the  melody  out of music, age citizen. the pride out of appearance, the courtesy out of drivDespite the fact that 23 states have passed legising, the  romance  out of love, the  commitment  out lation calling for term limits, the Supreme Court of  marriage, the  responsibility  out of  parenthood, ruled in 1995 that state-enacted term limits on the togetherness out of the  family, the learning out those representing their state in Washington were of education, the service out of patriotism, the Goldunconstitutional. en Rule from rulers, the nativity scene out of cities, An organization called U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the civility out of behavior, the refinement out of lanis leading the national movement to limit terms for guage, the  dedication  out of employment, the  pruelected officials. dence out of spending, the ambition out of achieveThe U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge has ment, or God out of government and school. been provided to every announced candidate for “We certainly are not the ones who eliminated pafederal office. It reads: “I pledge that as a member tience and tolerance from personal relationships and of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. interactions with others. Term Limits Amendment of three (3) House terms “We do understand the meaning of patriotism, and and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.” remember  those who have fought and died for A written copy of the pledge for candidates to our country.” sign can be found at Thank you, Bob, and all who have shared their The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment thoughts and concerns. has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and the House of Representatives by Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ). Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton PubThis session of Congress marks the first time in lications. He may be reached at nearly 20 years that a serious term-limit bill has ap-


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sociated with head injuries as a factor in his mental state. think that there are some who are However, I think that the national media missing part of the picture when it is overlooking one crucial part to the equacomes to the death of Junior Seau. tion, and it is the giant gorilla in Now, while my sports tree has the room. been trimmed down to pretty There are only two arenas much post-season events and where you here all-to-often stovideo games, Junior Seau was a ries of former participants comstar in my sports watching mitting suicide or needing emoprime. One of the best linebacktional help. The first is football. ers to ever play the game, he The second is professional was found dead last week of an wrestling (that’s why I said areapparent self-inflicted gunshot na and not sports). wound to the chest. About two professional by Keith Lobdell Immediately, the speculation wrestlers (let’s get it straight, we turned to the number of hits he had taken are talking WWE here, not Olympic-style to his head during a 20-year career as the wrestling or mixed martial arts) yearly take professional football player (not to mention their own lives, with many more succumbthe four years prior to that as a star at ing to heart and degenerative problems. USC, the six years before that as a high The most notorious happened in 2007, school player in Oceanside, Calif., or the when WWE star Chris Benoit killed his years of Pop Warner and little league ball). wife, child and then himself. Several retired players, including former So what is the corelation between the Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, came out as two sports? Bigger, faster, stronger. said that they would consider not allowing In both, the athletes or talent involved their children to play football because of are constantly looking to run faster, jump the dangers associated with the sport, and higher and be stronger than the last guy I can’t say that I disagree with them. Howwho filled their position. So how do you do ever, I do not have to make that decision that? because I live in a soccer school district. Please, we all know the answer to that Last year, former Chicago Bears and New question — performance-enhancing drugs. York Giants defensive back Dave Duerson If you believe that PEDs are not used in eialso killed himself in like manner to Seau, ther the WWE or professional football, then but left a not saying that he wanted his I would like to introduce you to my pet brain donated to science. Translation, Sasquatch. Duerson realized that there was a problem Now, I am not saying that the head trauand wanted in solved so others did not ma caused by vicious hits does not play a have to go through what he did mentally role in these situations because it probably and emotionally. does in both events. But, here are two Former Atlanta Falcons player Ray Eastplaces where those participating are trying erling also killed himself in the past year, to get a leg up on the competition by intenwith people again looking at the trauma as-

tionally changing the natural chemical balances in their bodies. Don’t tell me that is not going to mess you up a little in the head. “But, both the NFL and WWE have drug testing! How can you say that!” Easy. First, plenty of former pro wrestlers have come out and said that professional wrestling drug tests are about as real as the outcomes in the ring. Second, much like the recent fight against synthetic marijuana, drug developers are always one step ahead of the testers, creating new designer PEDs well before they can be detected and stopped. In all, the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming. Yes, there is a problem that needs to be addressed by the NFL when it comes to violent collisions and head trauma. It is another common bond between the two, as pro wrestlers spend their careers “taking bumps” that often include landing on their heads, which obviously would cause similar trauma to a pro football player hitting them. But they also have to take a hard look at the culture of a league where talent is measured not by what is accomplished on the field, but what players do in combines and personal workouts, being drafted on numbers and size which leads to a dangerous competition of doing whatever it takes to shave that extra tenth of a second off your 40 time or get one more rep in on the bench press. If not, then these stories of former NFL players may become the norm, just like with former pro wrestlers. Maybe the XFL wasn’t so far-fetched, after all. Keith Lobdell is the editor of the Valley News. He can be reached at

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Save ‘our’ home

To the Valley News: We are hearing and reading more each day about how America is rapidly approaching the fiscal cliff. It’s true, of course, and people really need to believe it and prepare for it. Our government is running us into such massive debt that recovery from such debt is impossible. Stemming the flow of government spending and trying to stabilize the debt is our only real option. Recently many of you read about Spain’s economic problems and the difficulty they are having trying to fund their debt, but the reality is, as a percentage of debt to GDP, America is worse off then Spain and only marginally better off than the other countries you read about; Portugal, Italy, and Ireland. Greece is in a class of it’s own. GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, is the value of everything a country produces. Currently total government spending represents 35-percent of our GDP. 38 years from now, by 2050, our Congressional Budget Office and GAO projects that percentage to grow to 57-percent. So pretty soon government spending will represent well over half of what this country produces. The difficulty being that government spending is funded by taxes and borrowing. Taxing the rich doesn’t come close to raising enough, since it would only cover 15-percent of our annual deficits. Rising interest rates will increase our cost of borrowing dramatically. Social Security and Medicare will soon be out of money. So we’ll be at the cliff well before 38 years from now. So, where will the money come from? Therein lies the rub; there’s nowhere for it to come from, therefore the cliff. Few Americans will enjoy that experience. Nobody wants to give up any benefits, but it’s unavoidable, the government spending has to slow down. People must recognize this, starting with our politicians. Ken Fenimore, Elizabethtown

To the Valley News: We are the parents of a Resident at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. The home has been a god send for us as it’s given us easy access to our daughter. She has been a Residents for 2 and a half years, before that for a year she lived at CVPH and Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Our daughter is a diabetic, she has been since she was 9 years old and she is now 50 years old. She has had many complications in her life due to her diabetes. She has eye problems, has lost both legs and is on dialysis. She has a son and was a stay at home mom. She lived alone until her kidneys started failing and had to go on dialysis. She became a patient of both hospitals after having an allergic reaction to a procedure to put a shunt in her arm for dialysis. She ended up with strokes and a heart attack, she was put on life support. After months in CVPH she was moved to Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The staff there are fabulous, they were very instrumental in bringing her to the point of being eligible to be a nursing home resident. She has come so far Since being in Horace Nye. The staff has helped to bring her to this point in her life where she can go around the nursing home and it has become her home. She knows everyone, staff and residents, they all know and love her. If not for Horace Nye and all the loving, support and caring they have giving and shown to her she would not have come so far in her recovery as she has. When I say staff it includes the whole building: Aides, Nurses, Cleaners, Kitchen, Laundry, Maintenance, Office and Dr. Moisan. We have some questions for you Supervisors that are in favor of selling Horace Nye and for Mr. Palmer that supports the sale also: what will happen to her and where will she go if she is not able to stay at Horace Nye? How many beds will they have for people like her? Will they take dialysis patients? Will they take people in her condition? If she gets really sick and needs to be hospitalized will her bed be saved for her, will she be able to return? She is in the safest most loving family home outside of her own family where she can possibly be taken care of 24 hours a day. Please reconsider your selling of our daughters home. Please let the people in our County decide this decision, give them a chance for their voices to be heard on what should become of this precious place these people call home. Richard and Eleanor Sherman Mineville

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The Tank

Thanks for support To the Valley News: On behalf of the Westport Central Speech and Debate Club I would just like to extend a thank you to the community. It is through your continued support and generosity that we have been able to compete and grow as a club. As a whole, we were able to achieve first, second, and third place wins this year. We also were able to qualify eight members for the state tournament, gaining experience and knowledge. It is because of you and your support that this has all been made possible. As a team we would also like to thank

our team advisor, Scott Gibbs, his drive and expertise not only brought this club back to life last year, but helped it grow to twenty two eager members who have learned so much from not only the competitions, but from Mr. Gibbs himself. He has filled our brains with stories, constructive criticism, and a lifetime of experience that has helped us grow stronger, not only as performers, but as citizens and students. Therefore, we all would like to wish him well with his retirement and let him know that he will be missed greatly by the team, but not ever forgotten. Alexa Mitchell, Team Secretary on behalf of the Westport Speech and Debate Team

Advice for grads To the Valley News: To High School Graduates; before taking on enormous debt to further your education, make sure if the investment you intend, i.e. whether it is a good one or a bad one. If you have no idea as to what you want to do for a living, or uncertain of the demand of that choice (that is, a job waiting for you after graduation), consider holding off until you are sure of what education is needed to meet your goals and needs. You have specific talents. Degree programs may not be for you. Look at becoming an apprentice in a trade or participating in a technical school that can meet your talents and needs…above all, it is your obligation, investment and responsibility to repay all that debt! Best Wishes. Read on: To College graduates who cannot find a job in “their field”. Take whatever you can get and prove that you are a go-getter and have the work ethic. Sitting on your hands lamenting that you cannot find a job of your choice will harm only you. Look up those states with the lowest unemployment rate and head there; surely you will find something. As for repaying all those college loans: while not exactly water over the dam, there is always the possibility that you made a poor investment of your choice of curriculum by not researching post graduation jobs possibilities. God blessed you with talents. Have a little chat with Him to find out just what you ought to do now. Follow what He says, do this each day, and you will be fine. He is the truest of friends, so have that special relationship with Him that comes with the best friendship. Eventually all will be fine as revealed to you…Congratulations on your graduation. Now find a ball, pick it up and run with it! Susan C. Sherman Westport

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Cool it Daddio! Those words probably sounded strange to the parents that overheard these words spoken by teenagers in the 50s. So, too, when I was a teenager the words we used must have sounded strange to the adults around us. Far out man, right on, psyche, tubular and may the force be with By Scot Hurlburt you. When someone wouldn’t share something they were pulling a bogart or bogarting something. If something was a bummer it was really bad. To leave was to split and if things were groovy they were really good. Whatever means the same as it does now, I really don’t care. Heavy man was an expression of sympathy for the sharing of some really bad news. Perhaps the most profound slang expression from my generation was what it is, is what it is, an expression up for wide ranging debate as to its meaning. Today words like dope, emo, sweet, bad, noob, pwned and hater are often used by young people. As expected, more abbreviated words are used as text savvy youth include them. Pwned, pronounced owned, means that you were proven wrong or that you did really well on a test you pwned the test. Time and circumstance influences language and sometimes the meanings of words. As more and more young people opt for expressing themselves through texting the need for or the art of conversation may die a slow death. The unusual words chosen by each generation may be lost at some point as the human race extends it embrace of the mechanical and technological world. Heads up to parents, when your kids are texting you know what lol, omg and smh means, but did you know that pos means parent looking over shoulder. I just found this out and wanted to pass it along to parents that rightfully are aware of their children’s lives online. Time and circumstance changes language sometimes and the meanings of words. Just as words today are being created by the use of new technologies, it was also true many years ago. A voice heard on the telephone doesn’t sound the same, it sounds “phoney.” Remember the word hitchhiking, we used to stick one thumb up signaling that we needed a ride? The word originated when two people rode the same horse on a trip. One person would ride the horse for a distance then hitch to something and continue walking and the second person would walk until reaching the horse and then they would ride until they passed the walking person they would hitch the horse to something and keep walking. Freelance was a mercenary soldier that would hire his lance out to anyone that could pay him. It turns out that kids were right about cooties all along. They are a form of lice and are not cool. Many very young children are acersecomic in that they have never had a haircut. Language and words are powerful and can change people’s behaviors. One of the world’s largest trucking companies changed drivers to warehousemen and the clerical staff too craftsmen and their shipping errors decreased by 60-percent and saved the company over $250,000 a year. While it is true that the technological world never reverses itself, I hope that the spoken word and conversation are not lost to new technologies. Maybe not tomorrow, but maybe a 100 years from now young people will lose their opportunity to construct the words and phrases that define their generation. The spritely repartee of debating a point of view, a discourse on politics or current events may be lost. If you have observed a young person texting a new shorthand is evolving, it is brief, economical and unspoken. The words spoken between two people is so much more intimate than when texting occurs where no voice inflection, no facial expression, no eye contact and no body language enrich and complete the conversation as is the case when a face to face conversation takes place. Perhaps my words are the cautionary words spoken by adults across every generation that observed change. Hey man, chill, like, don’t be such a bummer. Can you dig it, I knew that you could. So peace out, later. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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Westport to host first townwide yard sale Memorial Day weekend WESTPORT — Kelly Ecker has worked for the past five years to help make the Lakeside School yard sale a success. Now, she and other members of the Westport community are coming together to bring that same success to a townwide version Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27. “I love yard sales,” Ecker said. “I go to a lot of townwide sales and have been organizing the Lakeside sale, which is one of two large fundraising sales held in Westport on Memorial Day weekend along with the Depot Theatre sale.” Ecker said having yard sales throughout the town during the first weekend when summer vis-

itors and residents start to return to the area would allow the community to promote itself. “It is a wonderful way to bring people into Westport and show them what the town has to offer and also have people stay longer in town,” Ecker said. “People can come to Westport and see how great it is and know what we have to offer.” Ecker said maps of the town with the locations of family and business yard sales will be available at Ernie’s Market, Everybody’s Market, the Inn in Westport and the Westport Hotel and Tavern starting a few days before the sales. “They will list all of the local sales as well as the ones that are being done by businesses,” she said. “We will also be having some special events, like children’s yoga on Saturday on the

front yard of the Heritage House.” There will also be chances to win different prizes by visiting as many yard sales as people can. “On Saturday, anyone who comes and goes to all of the yard sales that are listed on the map can enter to win a $50 gift certificate from the Westport Hotel and Tavern,” Ecker said. “There will also be other prizes throughout the weekend.” The deadline for registering a yard sale with Ecker is Sunday, May 20. She said they currently have about 20 yard and business sales that will be displayed on the maps, and are always looking for more. Those interested in having a yard sale placed on the town wide map can contact Ecker via email at

Kelly Ecker is looking for people who want to participate in the Westport Town Wide Yard Sale Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Westport F&G opens youth fishing derby season WESTPORT — Fifty children from the Westport area made their way to the Fish and Game Club off Mountain Spring Road May 12 to take part in the first of several youth fishing derbies in the region. Along with Westport, fishing events for youth will be held throughout the North Country, including Elizabethtown, Willsboro and Moriah, among others. In Westport, several kids received awards in the event, including: 3-6 year olds Sophia Whalen (first fish),

Nathan Smith (most), David Austin (largest 16-1/4-inches) and Bella Vargo (sportsmen). 7-10 year olds Maggie Ploufe (first fish), Spencer Whalen (most fish), Lawrence Lobdell (largest 15inches) and Lauren Gough (sportsmen). 11-15 year olds Rachel Bennett (first fish), Bailey Noel (most fish), Faith Bona (largest fish at 17-inches - largest of the day) and Chris Mazzacone (sportsmen).

Willsboro derby May 19

The Willsboro Fish and Game Club will be holding the Mary Ryan Memorial Fishing derby on

Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fishing derby is open to youth ages 3 to 15 years. There will be prizes and trophies and refreshments. Pre-registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Hotaling at 963-7430.

Roe Pond derby

The annual Roe Pond Invitational children’s fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be prizes for every angler. Age limit is 15 years old. It is sponsored by the Town of Moriah Youth Commission. For more information call Brian Venne at 546-7704.


The Town of Elizabethtown will sponsor a trout fishing derby at Beaver Dam for children of the Elizabethtown-Lewis School District on Memorial Day, May 28, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Elizabethtown, Lewis and New Russia children age 15 and under are eligible for cash prizes in several age groups. Participants will have to register on the morning of the event at the grandstand. Fishing will be permitted inside a designated area only. Each child must have their own equipment and a parent/guardian or friend. For information, call 873-6555 weekdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

WADHAMS — Wadhams Free Library Wednesday night Lectures on May 23, at 7:30 p.m., will present Erin DeBusk “Thinking Globally/Acting Locally: Lessons from Living and Working in New Zealand.” Having lived, studied, and worked in New Zealand for five years, DeBusk has gathered a plethora of photographs, ephemera, and music which aims to link the personality of New Zealand to the experiences of an American expat. She will deliver a unique perspective on New Zealand, profiling a country which is equally unique as it is complex. Her presentation will touch on New Zealand's policies and regulations on "Clean&Green,” the "kiwi" lifestyle, and will also discuss the traditional roots of indigenous culture and its evolution into modern-day Maori society. Currently the Marketing Director at PokO-MacCready Outdoor Education Center, Erin DeBusk graduated from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her illustrated presentation is free and open to the public. There will time for questions and discussion. For information, call 9628717.

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WESTPORT — From the power of a turtle-crossing sign to the secret of the “Coon Mountain panther;” from the healing potential of a hike to the 1.5 tons of Vidalia onions sold in Willsboro, the 11 final entries for the second CATS Travel Writing Contest offer a tantalizing taste of the riches that the Champlain Valley offers. Online voting began May 9 and ends on May 24. To vote, go to, read the stories, and click on “Vote Now.”

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New events, prizes to be part of Westport Fourth of July celebration By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — The Westport Fourth of July Parade will include new props, a new time and be hosted by a new leader. Sheila Borden, town clerk and her husband, Irwin, decided to take on the responsibility of arranging the parade for 2012 in place of Jeff and Carol Schwoebel to ensure her three grandchildren had a chance to throw candy. “We had to do it for the grandkids,” Borden said. Along with the Westport Chamber of Commerce, Borden has purchased several trophies for the winning float makers. Participants

may be awarded for several awards, including Best Float Category, Best Appearing Antique Car and Best Appearing Stock Car. For fire departments, awards will be given to the department with the largest number of attending members, the department that travels the farthest distance to attend the parade and an award for the best appearing color guard. For the past several years, a local family, the Deckers, have had some clever ideas and have participated without competition as a group. Last year, they were a circus. Their family circus included a unicyclist who rode from the beginning of the parade to the end, and had children

Sheila Borden holds the grand prize trophy for the upcoming Fourth of July parade. Photo by Katherine Clark dressed as lions and clowns. Borden said Gordon Decker and his family fully intend on keeping their “Spirit Award” title this year.

The winner of the Spirit Award will get the honor of having their family’s name imprinted on the plaque and will keep the statue to dis- WESTPORT — Students, family, faculty and community were invited into Westport Central School May 10 for the second annual Family and Career Night. The career portion of the evening included 13 businesses and 21 community agencies who set up tables in the school auditorium. Businesses such as Bradamant Real Estate, the Depot Theater, King’s Inn Restaurant in Port Henry and the Bessboro Shop talked to community members and students to let them know what their work includes. Many had potential internship and summer job opportunities. Angel Wuellner, Managing Director of the Depot Theater, said during the evening she told some of the students about the work the actors do and about

different workshops and internships the theater offers for students and other interested parties. Members of community agencies such as Stop Domestic Violence, D.A.R.E., the Prevention Team, Office of the Aging, Westport Library and One Work Source were also at the school to talk about the various services they provide to the community. Renee Swinton of the Sexual Assault and Support Services office in Ticonderoga spoke with people about the services her agency provides. “I talked with people today about the different levels of education we can provide for kids of different ages,” Swinton said. “I also talked about the services we can provide for victims of assault.” For the younger members of the school community, a cake walk and face painting were held in the cafeteria of the school. Jim

the “bragging rights” that go with it. Borden said the group does not need to be a family; they can be office staff that work together. And participants don’t have to walk in the parade; they can ride on a wagon. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and will end in front of the library. The day’s events will also include street square dancing in front of the library and will go till its time for community members to promenade down to watch the fireworks.

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sure hope everyone had a great Mother's Day this past Sunday. It's hard to believe that we're now headed for Memorial Day! Although, this coming weekend looks like it could be busy. If you're a Fly Fishermen, then you might want to head over to Wilmington on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May19, for the 13th Annual AuSable River's, Two- Fly Challenge. The event begins Friday morning with registration, a day of fishing followed by a "get together" with fly tying demonstration and refreshments. Saturday, Anglers will spend 10 hours on the West Branch of the AuSable using just two flies for a strictly catch and release experience. The day ends with a great dinner, guest speaker, awards and a silent raffle. If fishing isn't your cup of tea, then travel to Crown Point for the long awaited Lake Champlain Bridge Celebration. Opening Ceremony is at 9 a.m., with the parade lineup at 9:30 a.m. There is something happening all day long, concluding with a Street Dance/Concert beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday's activities start 7:30 a.m. with an Church Service and continue through the day and into the evening, ending with "Lake Fireworks Spectacular" complete with music

beginning around 8:30 p.m. Check the schedule for more details, either in the Valley News or online at Car pooling is recommended due to parking, shuttle buses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week begins Sunday, May 20 through Saturday, May 26. If you are an EMS responder (Thank You) or if you know of someone, please show them the appreciation they so deserve for the lifesaving front line they work on! If you have the interest and the time please become a volunteer, help is always needed and welcomed! Very Important Notice...Essex County Public Health Department wants you to know there's been several confirmed cases of rabies in wild animals, most recently here in E-town. Avoid contact with any stray or wild animals. If you missed getting your pet their rabies vaccination, then attend the Rabies Clinic at the Westport Fire Hall on Tuesday, May 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. Vaccinations are free, but a donation of $5.00 would be accepted. If you have any questions or need to report anything, please call the Essex County Public Health Department at 873-3500.

WILLSBORO Janice Allen • 963-8912 •


busy weekend for most as we honor our Mother's, a great day for the restaruants and the florest shops. Our family had a great meal at Harmony's Restaurant, with the celebration of this special day it means that we are already half way through the month of May. Memorial Day is not far behind and as I stated last week the Beautification committee is truly in need of some volunteers to assist in getting the community barells and garden spots planted for this holiday. If you can lend some time contact Joann Betters at the Town Hall or call Eira Manning. The Farmers Market committee is also still looking for more venders. We will be starting to have the Visitor's Center open the first week in June, we are also looking for volunteers to offer a three hour shift as much as you are willing, contact Janice Allen at 963-8912. Sad to learn of Mary Berman's passing,

she sure enjoyed playing cards and will be missed in many other ways, always enjoyed her smiling face, sympath to her family. Several more of our residents have returned this week after spending the colder months in the south. It is always a joy to have them return. It was noted that several are making use of the local golf course and the new tennis courts down on the Essex Road. The next school Elementary play is coming up soon, this is always a joy to see how much their skills have improved over last year. A recent visit to the Town Hall it was good to see that they have installed a new sidewalk, the old one was in bad shape. Happy Birthday; Cuty Boardman May 19, Richard Brinckmann May 20, Dan Belzile May 20, Emily May 20, Erica Carter May 20, Ryan Pierce May 22, Andera Robare May 22, Pat Lincoln May 24, Arlene Mason May 25. Happy Anniversary Ray and Narcia Germain May 23.

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ver hill, over dale, it’s time to read the Champlain Area Trail Society’s writing contest entries and vote for your favorite. You can find all eleven at the CATS website. In the interest of full disclosure, I myself entered this contest with a story about some of the lesser known pleasures to be found hereabouts. While I don’t expect to win any prizes, I was delighted in Willsboro to find some superb pancakes that were loaded with rich grain flavors and made perfect companions for maple syrup and real butter. This seems to be a quiet week here in Essex, with no movie to see and not much going on in Whallonsburg. Please let me know if you’d like me to give a mention in this column of your personal news, like an athletic triumph, academic accomplishment or gastronomic breakthrough, or perhaps you saw a rare bird, or a large rattlesnake, or some evil horticultural menace. Perhaps you are on a mission to rid the world of dandelions and would like other like-minded weed haters to join you.

Occasionally I hear tales of bizarre behavior and imaginative self-delusion, usually involving hamlet residents, followed by the frustrating admonition “but don’t put this in your column.” The deer tick situation is becoming less of a problem, at least by judging from the number of ticks we take off of Ginny. Their numbers swell in the spring and fall, or so one dog owner told me. So far this spring has been way ahead of last year, but my garden is flourishing and I can’t complain. Farmers all over the Champlain Valley are tilling and planting corn, and hay and alfalfa fields are looking very good. Apple trees bloomed in good weather, giving bees plenty of time to pollinate the flowers. In my garden, the lettuce and spinach planted in early April are almost ready to eat, and a second seeding is coming along. My potatoes aren’t up yet, and it’s too early to set out tomato plants, but the season is off to a promising start. Amy reports seeing a pink lady’s slipper in flower, again very early but welcome nonetheless.

Corrections • In the May 12 edition of the Valley News, the cutline for the photograph with the story “County proclaims organ donation month” mistakenly said that Cori Spear was in need of a kidney transplant. As the story stated, she is in need of a liver transplant. • Also, the Westport Central School honor roll for seventh grade has an additional name, and should read as follows: Grade 7 - Noah Arevalo, Sienna Fleury, Wyatt Gough, Noah Hart, Amanda Hinge, Schylar Kurth, Ronald Logan, Jr., John P Looby, Thomas Maron, Cheyanne Mitchell, Chloe Mitchell, Sierra Pribble, Maxim Rossi, Samson Staats, Mattea Viens


pring is in the air, and so is art! The NCSPCA would like to remind you of the upcoming “Artists for Animals,” art show, hosted by The Lake Placid Center for the Arts to benefit the North Country SPCA, from June 1 through June 16. The show’s theme is “works of art with animals in mind,” and will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture, and other media by national and local artists. All art will be for sale, and proceeds will go to the NCSPCA’s Capital Campaign to build a new shelter for the needy dogs and cats of Essex County. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. (17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. 518-523-2512). Everyone is welcome; the exhibit will be suitable for children. Unfortunately, Spring brings more than sunny days, gardens in bloom, and warmer weather. This year, it is also bringing a lot of... ticks! Both our furry friends and our human family members are at risk of being feasted on by these tiny critters... and local sources have stated that, due to the milder winter and early warm spells, this year is expected to be more severe than usual. Please be sure to treat both your pets and yourself as a precaution before you go outside. Although ticks are generally thought of as being more prevalent in wooded areas, my daughter recently discovered a tick on her scalp after playing in the backyard. Frontline and Advantage pet treatments help prevent tick as well as other parasite attacks on your pet; a good quality insect repellant spray such as Off or Cutter will

provide protection for you. Even with protection, it's advisable to check over your family members and pets after spending time outdoors. Our featured pet this week is Petunia, a vivicious and lively young Domestic Shorthair-mix who has terrific personality and cat-itude! Petunia loves to play and never seems to run out of energy. She has a rumbling purr and a happy-go-lucky outlook on life that makes it impossible not to smile around her. She has a patchwork quilt of black-and-white markings and intelligent golden eyes that are full of mischief. Petunia would be a wonderful addition to any household, especially a family who has the time to give her plenty of attention and opportunities for playtime! Why not stop by the NCSPCA and meet her today?

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ongratulations to Westport Central School sophomore Dustin Schoenfeld, who just won the Best Director award for his short film The Other Side of the Coin at the Rod Serling Film Festival, which draws hundreds of submissions from across the state. Dustin, who lives in Essex, plans to attend the festival ceremony in Binghamton on May 18, when the awards will be officially handed out and the winning films will be screened. This sounds like the Oscar of New York state K-12 students. Well done! The Wadhams Free Library continues its Wednesdays in Wadhams spring lecture series on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. with an illustrated talk by Erin DeBusk entitled "Thinking Globally/Acting Locally: Lessons from Living and Working in New Zealand." Erin, who's the marketing director at PokO-Macready Outdoor Education Center, recently returned from a five-year stint living, studying, and working in New Zealand. She'll share her insights on the country's role in the environmental movement, the famous "kiwi" lifestyle, and the current status of New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture—all from the point of

view of a young American expat. Online voting has begun for the winner of the second Champlain Area Trails (CATS) writing contest, which I mentioned here several weeks ago. Visit the CATS web site at to read the 11 final entries and cast your vote for the one that you think best captures the natural beauty and unique attractions that our region has to offer. Your votes will decide the People's Choice Award of $250, and the judge for the grand prize of $500 will be North Country Public Radio reporter Brian Mann. Last year I wrote about a remarkable young Westporter named Brian Dougan, who was serving his country as an Electronics Technician 3rd Class on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise when he was stricken by cancer, and who went on to comment eloquently on his experience at his blog, Tragically, Brian passed away on May 1. The next day, his daughter Flannery Olivia was born. I'd like to thank his parents, Sue and Pat Dougan, for letting me know about Brian's struggle, and to offer my sincere condolences on their loss.



am very happy to report that Speedy Arnold’s dog Joe is not quite on death’s door after all. He is having medical issues and finding his legs aren’t working like they used to but he is very much still kicking. I appreciate all the people who have gone in to check on his well being plus it gives Speedy a chance to do a Monty Python routine. I have to chuckle how the store famous for having over seventy-five different kinds of beer can top that kind of fame. It seems Speedy has found a new distributor with very interesting lines of beer; I have never heard of Dogfish beer, Brooklyn Beer nor Arrogant Bastard Ale before among other amusing names. The new haircutting place is called Cindy’s Cuts and is located on Front Street right behind Stewart’s and is open now. There is a lot of construction going on in several of the vacant locations. Great to see. I haven’t found out any specific details about anything new coming in yet.

The Village Office was kind enough to remind me that the next public meeting of the dissolution study will be Wednesday, May 23 in the Keeseville Fire Station starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Voting is still going on for the CATS writing contest. There are 11 essays up for voting including one I wrote about the history of Mac’s Ice Cream stand. Please log on to and read the essays and vote for your favorite. For those with writing ambitions keep checking as another writing contest is on the horizon for the fine people at CATS. I’m thrilled to hear that the students at Keeseville Elementary School have taken off on a reading program that was set up in the library. My thanks to all who organized this and to all the young readers. Enjoy the beautiful scenery our wonderful community has to offer. Stay well and happy.

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Eli Blaise, Mark Chauvin, Alexander Connor, Michaela Courson, Katie Desotelle, Elijah Fitzgerald, Paul Ford, Annie Helfgott, Madeline Hutchins, Jonathan LaDieu, Noah Lawrence, Evan Maicus, Nicklas Makowski, Shayne McCarty, Henry McCormick, Jacob Montefusco, Sidney Murphy, Ridge Perkett, Sumra Sikandar, Haley Taylor, Deckard Thomas, Melanie Wood

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Adelle Bourgeois, Randy Brooks, Lydia Brown, Erin Butler, James Carter, Kendra Christensen, William Coats, Haley Doner, Logan Fowler, Michael Guynup, Hannah Hackel, Sky Hanf, Edwin Hetfield, Kassie LaHart, Joseph LeClair, James Manning , Ashley Martin, Emily McCormick, Haley Passino, Brinn Peck, Eric Potthast, Brooke SantaMaria, Dylan Sheffer, Paige Sousis, Karissa Stevens, Tristan Trombley, Brianna Williams, James Winch, III, Emmie Zielinski

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Post-Irene repairs to Wilmington dam stalled due to high waters By Tim Follos WILMINGTON — Wilmington’s town council discussed the Lake Everest dam; the pending purchase of the “town” t-ball field; a recently activated cell phone tower; a new employee at the town’s youth center and other topics at the board’s monthly meeting May 8. There has been a dam in the center of this town since around 1800, when the AuSable River was first harnessed to power a series of mills. After the existing dam was destroyed by flooding in the 1930s, the current dam was built by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. Local businessman Frank Everest was among those who wanted to raise the river ’s level to improve recreational opportunities and attract tourists. The Town of Wilmington puts flashboards on top of the dam in the summer months to raise the river ’s level between the flume falls and the dam. Hurricane Irene damaged the dam significantly, Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said at the May 8 meeting. Preston reported that the town has selected a contractor, RCL Construction, based in Peru, to repair the dam, but added that the weather has blocked work from starting. Preston noted that significant reconstruction was done to the dam nearly a decade ago. He said that it functioned better before that work was done. “They replaced the gate structure on the dam, and the structure they removed had a six-by-six and a four-by-four gate system, and we never had a problem lowering the level of the river to put the flashboards on in the spring, or take them off in the fall.”

“When that construction happened,” Preston said, “they put in a four-by-four gate, and I have a copy of the letter to the town board from the engineer that said it would not work in all applications. If there’s over five inches of water going over the dam, the gate isn’t big enough to work. It irritates me to no end that something like that happened.” A 2005 letter from the engineer who worked on the dam, Frank Christie, states, “The main reason the gate is not bigger is because of cost.” “I pointed out that the new gate will draw the lake level down under most circumstances but it would not draw down during periods of high water,” Christie wrote. “To provide a gate that could draw down the lake level during extreme river flows would have cost an additional $75,000 to $100,000.” The town paid for the project using a $155,000 20-year bond and about the same amount of grant money. The project cost about $300,000. “There was no reason for that to happen, and the explanation I was given from my predecessor (Jeanne Ashworth) was that they were doing it to save money,” Preston remarked at the May 8 meeting. “Well, in the long run it cost, because it has never functioned correctly.” The supervisor said the town was awarded money from FEMA to do post-Irene repairs to the dam. “If we were able to lower the water the way we should be, it would be a couple week job, but because the gate is undersized, we’re struggling, playing the game with the weather, hoping we can get this done. Obviously, if we don’t have this done by Memorial Day, people are going to be upset with the town board. So, it’s a frustrating situation, and it was needless.” Reached by phone on May 14, Preston said, “I’m not go-

ing to say that some type of repairs didn’t need to be done (a decade ago), but they took out two larger gates and put in one smaller gate and we’ve had nothing but trouble ever since. It’s been a constant, ongoing problem.” Former supervisor Jeanne Ashworth said, “We had a competent engineer and we had faith in him — he was about the best dam engineer that we could find. I know there has been a lot of controversy about the size of the gate, because it’s a lot smaller than the original design. I’m not sure why the repair was designed the way it was. I said, ‘Is this four-foot gate going to be OK?’ and he said, ‘I know this river; this is going to be adequate.’’’ “Unfortunately, we went with what the engineer said,” Ashworth said. “That’s all I can say. We’re not all dam engineers. I didn’t design a four-foot gate for the dam. You have to go by what the experts say. Why would we spend $100,000 more? After it was built we had to lower the river and it worked OK. It’s not going to go down in a day, but it does go down.” Preston said it will several rain-free days for the post-Irene repair work to get started, and that it will take “at least two weeks with little rain to get the work done.” “We can’t control the weather,” he said. “At this rate we’re not going to be able to put the flashboards on until June or July. The project is basically on hold until it stops raining. We’re just not able to do it. We really have no choice.” Preston is looking for grant money to install another gate in the dam. He hopes the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will consider using the dam to generate power; perhaps adding a second gate to the dam could be part of that process, he said. The dam was used to generate power in the early 1900s.

Sears hired to work at youth center Board member Rarilee Conway reported that Kate Sears has been hired by the town to work part-time at the town’s youth center. Sears operates a sewing shop next to the Little Super Market.

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Board member Steve Corvelli said there is now a functioning cell phone tower in Wilmington. He said he has worked with Verizon to bring a tower to town for “six long years.” The tower is near the entrance to Whiteface Mountain ski center. Corvelli said it has significantly improved cell service in Wilmington and along the road to Lake Placid.

Town to buy t-ball field Preston said that Wilmington has received a grant from the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation to buy the field that has been used by the town’s t-ball teams for decades and that the grant will cover 75 percent of the cost of purchasing the property. “We contacted the owner (Edward Liabach, of Long Island), and he said he was open to the sale of it should we be successful with the grant,” Preston said. The field is about an acre-and-a-half and has been appraised at $60,000, the supervisor said.

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Pistol tournament scheduled CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club in Clintonville will host an IDPA Defensive Pistol Match Saturday, May 19 with sign-in and breakfast at 8 a.m.; new shooter safety and rules briefing at 9 a.m.; and matches starting at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at or call 834-4333. The rifle range will be closed to regular shooting starting Friday, May 18 at 3 p.m. through Saturday, May 19, at 5 p.m.

Flag ceremony to be held WILLSBORO — The Willsboro-Essex Girl Scouts will be holding a flag burning ceremony on Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Willsboro Fire Hall. They have also invited the local Boy Scouts to join. The Girl Scouts

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will be showing the proper way to dispose of an American flag. There will be light refreshments following the ceremony.

GOP brunch planned KEESEVILLE — The Essex County Republican Grassroots Club cordially invites you to a brunch on Saturday, May 19, at the Knights of Columbus in Keeseville. There will be cocktails and cash bar at 11:30 a.m., with brunch at noon, which is free to Grassroots Club members. Menu includes scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon sausage, ham, english muffins, blueberry muffins, fruit, garden salad, mini sandwiches (chicken and seafood salad), warm strawberry shortcake, homemade cookies (several varieties), coffee, tea, milk and juice. The guest speaker will be Queensbury Su-

comes back from the federal agency. Keene Supervisor William Ferebee explained the appraisal process. “We will hire an appraiser and it will be paid for through FEMA,” Ferebee said. “If they do not believe that the first was done fairly they can bring in their own out of their own pocket, and there could be a third if the first two do not come within 10-percent of each other.” “We negotiate a purchase

price with the homeowner,” Mascarenas added. “Once it is agreed to, the homeowners are cut a check and then the site is our project and we will then work to clear the property. Once done, the property will be declared open property and will revert back to the town.” Mascarenas said cleanup expenses would be covered through FEMA for the properties and that the agency is working to have everything resolved by the

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pervisors, Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman and 114th Assembly candidate Dan Stec. Matt Doheny will be an invited guest. For more information, contact Kellie King at, 962-2930 or 4616744.

Underground RR Museum to open KEESEVILLE — The North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm kicks off the new season on May 26 with a special presentation on Anti Slavery activism in the North Country. Bryan Thompson, Dekalb Town Historian, traces Underground Railroad action across the Adirondacks, from Lake Champlain to St. Lawrence County and beyond. Opening Day 2012 at the Museum also features the beginning of regular Saturday end of the year. “They are moving rather quickly, I would say,” he said. “The people that are most in need right now, that is where the focus is. Everybody that is 50-percent damaged or more, I am submitting. Ultimately, FEMA works like insurance adjusters and they do not want to be coming back here 10 years from now and buying out someone else who owns it.” County Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay asked about

morning tours of Underground Railroad sites in Peru and Keeseville. The tour visits churches that were split apart by the debate over slavery, houses and barns used to hide escaping slaves and other sites. "Who's Under That Load of Hay," is at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, this is the first of a special series of programs planned this summer named, "Hot Spots of AntiSlavery Activity." It is supported in part by a grant from the North Country Arts Council. The Mini Tours are led by prominent local historian Don Papson. They run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $10. Last year, the Museum's first, saw more than 4,000 visitors come to the old stone house perched next to the famed Ausable Chasm. For more information, visit

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Keeseville students host family, friends on Older Citizens Day By Katherine Clark

KEESEVILLE — There were a lot of new faces around the Keeseville Elementary School last week. On May 8, 9, and 10, kindergarten through second grade students had a chance to invite someone to join them for lunch during “Older Citizens Day.” Second grade teacher Sally Smithson said the school has been holding the event for 16 years. “It’s called Older Citizen Day but it can be anyone the students want to share the day with, aunts, uncles, neighbors, grandparents, parents or siblings,” Smithson said. “For our kids anyone over the age of 9 is an older citizen.” Second grade student Kacie Whitford, who invited her grandparents Sharon and Dale MacDougal to the event, got dressed up in a sparkling blue dress for the occasion. Similarly, student Charm Snyder picked out her outfit three days in advance to have lunch with her grandfather Roger Baker, her father Leonard Snyder, his girlfriend Shelby Pecor and her 2-year-old daughter Lilly Pecor. “She was so excited for us to come she tried to trick us to come early,

she told us to be here at 10 a.m.,” Shelby said. “It meant a lot to her that everyone come.” During the lunch the teacher ’s passed out an assignment sheet with questions for students to ask their visitors about what it was like when they were in school. “Grandpa what was it like when you were in school?” second grade student Emma Zmijewski asked her grandfather. “It was a very different world, I was born in Poland and I Second Grader, Charm Snyder fills out her questionnaire with her Grandfather (right) Roger Baker, her father, went to school 6 days Leonard Snyder (left), and father’s girlfriend’s daughter Lilly Pecor, on Older Citizens Day at Keeseville Elea week with no mentary. Photo by Katherine Clark busses,” Mike Zmigrandma got to come,” Goodrich and family who come and visit. jewski said. “We’ve done this for a while and Second grade student Matt said. Goodrich had been so excited to it’s always a fun day for the kids,” Goodrich, who is new to Keeseville and Older Citizen Day, said he was have his grandmother come to Smithson said. The older students of Keeseville very excited to have his grandmoth- lunch, he and his mother had gotten a yellow rose to give to his grand- elementary in grades three through er visit him for lunch. mother at their lunch date. six will be having their own lunch “I haven’t been at this school that Smithson said the lunch is always with older citizens on May 23 and long and I really liked that my fun for both the kids and the friends 24.

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Celebration to mark Champlain Bridge opening set for this weekend By Fred Herbst CROWN POINT — The Lake Champlain Bridge is a key to the region’s success. If there was ever any doubt about it, residents quickly learned of the span’s importance when it was unexpectedly closed in 2009. Now, with a new bridge in place, a party will be held May 19 and 20 to highlight the link between New York and The Lake Champlain Bridge Community, composed of New York and Vermont residents, will hold a grand opening gala for the Lake Champlain Bridge May Vermont. 19 and 20. The Lake Champlain Bridge Community, composed of New York Historic Site. Following the ceremony there will be a “Meet & Greet” with dignitaries at and Vermont residents, will hold a grand the Crown Point State Historic Site Museum opening gala for the span. “Things are going very well; it’ll be a won- until 11 a.m. Vendors will open at 10 a.m. and the derful event,” said Sue Hoxie, Lake Champlain Bridge Community communications bridge parade will start at 11 a.m. from the chairwomen. “We have lots of artists, per- Vermont side of the lake. The Chimney formers, craftspeople. We’ll have tents set Point, Vt., State Historic Site, will open imup on both sides of the lake, New York and mediately following the parade. At 1 p.m. there will be a boat flotilla on the lake and Vermont. It’ll be great.” The grand opening was scheduled to coin- musical performances will begin. There will cide with the actual bridge completion. be a vintage car show 1 to 5 p.m. at Crown When the contractor couldn’t give the Lake Point State Historic Site. The Chimney Point State Historic Site will Champlain Bridge Community a definite completion date, the grand opening was de- close at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. musical performlayed. The bridge actually opened to traffic ances will end and vendors will close for the day along with the Crown Point State Hislast October. “It would have been nice to have the grand toric Site Museum. Food vendors will close at 6:30 p.m. opening when the bridge actually opened, People are invited to line up at the Chimbut this has given us more time to plan and raise money,” Hoxie said. “It’s given us an ney Point State Historic Site at 6:15 p.m. to opportunity to have an even bigger and bet- dance across the bridge’s pedestrian walkway to the Crown Point State Historic Site, ter event.” Hoxie said the Lake Champlain Bridge where there will be a street dance beginning Community expects 10,000 people to attend at 7 p.m. Activities will resume on May 20 with a 6 the two-day affair. Things will get under way with an open- a.m. Sunrise Service on pedestrian walkway. At 10 a.m. vendors, the Chimney Point ing ceremony May 19 at 9 a.m. at Fort St. Frederick at the Crown Point, N.Y., State State Historic Site Museum and Crown Point

Buy our award-winning souvenir bridge book Be sure to pick up an edition of the award-winning, 132-page “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book” during the bridge celebration May 1920. The book, which includes 38 stories and more than 90 photographs, is a collection of memories that explores the history of the original 1929 bridge and the construction of the new one. It will be available at a booth in front of the Bridge Restaurant just over the bridge in Vermont and at a booth just before the Crown Point State Historic Site in New York. The cost of the book remains a very reasonable $5. State Historic Site Museum will open and musical performances will begin. The vintage car show will again be open 1 to 5 p.m. at Crown Point State Historic Site. At 3 p.m. there will be a 5-kilometer road race that starts at the Crown Point State Historic Site, crosses the bridge and returns to the New York side of the lake. The Chimney Point State Historic Site Museum and Crown Point State Historic Site Museum will close at 5 p.m. Closing ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Chimney Point State Historic Site main performance tent. All vendors will close at 6 p.m. At dusk the grand opening celebration will conclude with a fireworks display and music. Roadways and driveways within the sites will be closed to traffic other than shuttle buses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking will be in designated areas only.

Food vendors participating include Ahli Baba’s, The Bridge Restaurant, Crown Point Barbecue Restaurant & Catering, Eddie’s Restaurant, Euro Restaurant, George's Nest/That's a Party!, Samosaman and the West Addison General Store. Craft vendors include Adirondack Aromatherapy, Barbara Ekedahl Woodblock Art, Big Paws Woodworks, Cacklin' Hens: A VT Yarn, Bead & Gift Emporium, Champ’s Trading Post, Charlie Palmer, Connie Cassevaugh, E. J.’s Dolls, Eagle's Flight Farm, Early Light Photography, Gifts by Doris, Happy Hands Gallery/Jeri Muhlhausen, Heartacre Crafts, High Design Creative Group, Independence Petting Farm, Irie Project - Rustic Furniture, Kyra Wilson Studio, Little Red Pennies, Maura Clancy Baskets, Middlebury Mountaineer/Green Mt. Adventures, Mike Mayone Fine Art, Mike's Coin Crafts, Moonlit Alpacas, Moriah Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Lakes Services, Mud Puppy Pottery, Norton's Gallery, Paper Girl Publications/Jean Arleen Breed, RaShaes Treasaes, Sarah Wesson Studio, Shoreham Bell Museum, Snowshoe Publishing, Stacie Mincher Designs, Stephanie Larsen Studios, The Venerable Bead, Vermont's Own Products, W D Pottery and Wicked Rebirth. Performers include Atlantic Crossing, Carol Reed and the Lake Champlain Waldorf School Dancers, Center Stage Irish Dancers, Champlain Valley Chorale, Champlain Valley Strings, Dorothy Jane Siver Band, Ghosts of Greybeard, Hanaford’s Volunteers Fyfe and Drum Corps, John Krueger, Kyle Lang, LC Jazz, Loose Connection, Middlebury Union High School Jazz Ensemble, Middlebury Union High School Women's Ensemble, Mountain Weavers' Fiber Arts Guild, Mt. Lakes Services Band Generationz, Panhandlers Steel Band, Patti Casey & Bob Amos, Penelope the Clown, Rehab Roadhouse, Shellhouse, The Seth Warner Mt. Independence Fife & Drum Corps, Step 'n' Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont, Thistle Tulla Carson, TNT Dance Factory, Weston Bessette Quartet with Special Guest Doug Perkins and Womensing.

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Know YOUR Numbers Good cholesterol (HDL) – the higher the number, the happier your body. Bad cholesterol (LDL) – the lower the number, the lower the risk for heart disease. Add your LDL – Bad cholesterol and your HDL, good cholesterol together… If it is over 150 you are at risk of heart disease. Ask your doctor about lowering your cholesterol through a healthier diet and regular exercise. Eating high fiber foods like oatmeal, apples, fish, nuts, berries, broccoli and celery, low fat dairy products and substituting olive oil for butter can be simple steps to a healthier heart.

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May 19, 2012

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Hunter Mowery, Brody Douglass headline boys basketball All State teams By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Five North Country boys varsity basketball players were named to the New York State Sportswriters Associations All State list for the 2011-12 season. Schroon Lake guard/forward Jesse Shaughnessy was named as a member of the fifth team for Class D. Shaughnessy was a first team all-star in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference northern division and helped lead the Wildcats to the sectional finals. Elizabethtown-Lewis guard Hunter Mowery was named to the sixth team in Class D. Mowery was the MVAC’s leading scorer, earning the MVP for the northern division. In Class B, AuSable Valley senior forward Brody Douglass was named to the seventh team. Douglass was the leading scorer for the Patriots, breaking the 1,000-point barrier for his career. Region scoring champ Keegan Ryan was

named to the 10th team in Class B for the Beekmantown boys squad, joining his sister, Shannon, as All State selections. Plattsburgh High guard Ethan Votraw was named to the Class B 11th team. Votraw led the Hornets to the regional finals last season. The following is the list of the MVAC all stars: Northern Division Boys: Hunter Mowery, ELCS, MVP Jesse Shaughnessy, Schroon Lake Clay Sherman, Willsboro Ian Williams, Schroon Lake Clayton Cross, Willsboro Logan Stephenson, Lake Placid Sportsmanship - Westport Girls: Willa McKinley, Westport, MVP Shonna Brooks, ELCS Lily Whalen, ELCS Allison Sherman, Westport Olivia Seymour, Chazy Hannah Bruno, Willsboro Sportsmanship - Chazy, ELCS

Hunter Mowery

Brody Douglass

Willsboro softballers end Crown Points regular season MVAC streak as Lake Placid scored the win over Peru. Margaret Mitchell won in singles for Peru, along with the team of Karri Kusalonis Rachel Covey.

Softball Crown Point 4, Willsboro 1 Willsboro 5, Crown Point 4

The Lady Warriors split a pair of games with MVAC power Crown Point, as Hannah Bruno hit a double and Emily Sayward a triple to help the Warriors score the first Regular season win over the Panthers since May 14, 2008. Bruno surrendered just eight hits over the two five-inning games, earning a split on the mound.

PHS 3, AVCS 2, girls

Michaela Courson won her match for the Lady Patriots, which was the only one played in a Lady Hornets win May 14.

Track and field EKMW 79, NCCS 52 NCCS 93, EKMW 39

Westport 21, Chazy 20

Louis Scaglione scored wins in the high jump, 400, 200 and 400 relay as the Emus scored a win May 10. Cole Fernandez and Jack Newberry each won twice for EKMW, while Nathan Thibideau won the shot put and discus for the Cougars. In the girls meet, Molly Roush won in the 800, 200, 400 and 1,600 relay for the Lady Cougars in victory, while Halie Snyder (100, 400 relay) and Lily Whalen (shot put, 3,200 relay) each had two wins for the Emus.

In a game of big innings, Westport had the two biggest, scoring nine runs in the third and seven in the fifth to beat Chazy May 14. Emily French had a double and two singles for Westport, while Allison Sherman had three hits and two RBI. Brendee Russell and Ellexus Vaughn also had a pair of RBI. For Chazy, Amber Polomsky had a pair of home runs and drove in seven in the loss, while Kirsten Doran added a triple and double. Lindsey Hack had three hits, while Megan Reynolds had two.

Saranac 114, AVCS 26 Saranac 96, AVCS 26

Keene 18, Wells 10

The Geiger sisters were strong in the middle of the order as the Lady Beavers defeated Wells May 14. Taylor Geiger had a home run with three runs scores, while Tucker Geiger had a triple, single and plated four times. Amanda Boyle earned the win on the mound.

ELCS 22, Schroon Lake 8

The Lady Lions scored 13 times in the second inning on their way to a win over the Lady Wildcats May 14. Kearsten Ashline finished halfway to a cycle with a double and a triple, while Jen McGinn added a double and three RBI. Emily Morris and Clare Harwood also had extrabase hits for the Lions, and Andrea Le Vien had a double and drove in two while picking up the win on the mound.


The Lady Patriots scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to score a win over the Lady Cougars May 14. Patty Snow had a key two-run triple in the decisive inning, while Logan Snow had two hits and Alexis Facteau a double. Madison Rondeau struck out 11 in the win. Michaela McDonough had two hits for the Cougars.

C-P 9, Tupper Lake 1 C-P 14, Tupper Lake 10

Colton-Pierrepont scored a double header sweep of the Lady Lumberjacks May 10. Sam Sanford drove in the lone run for the Lumberjacks in the opener, while Carley Aldridge added a single. Jesse Weigand had two singles and an RBI in the second game, with Allison Richards adding two RBI, while Aldridge, St. Louis and Sanford each had one.

Baseball Chazy 10, Westport 7

Chazy scored 10 runs in the final three in-

Madison Rondeau scored the win against Northeastern Clinton.

Photo by Nancy Frasier

nings to get past Westport May 14. Alec LaPierre drove in the eventual gamewinning run on a two-run single in the sixth, and Nathan Reynolds added insurance in the seventh with a double that plated two. He also hit a triple and earned the win on the mound, with Kyle Bissonette recording the save. Sam Napper had two hits and two RBI for Westport, while Ethan Markwica had a pair of hits. Domenic Banish pitched 4-2/3 inning of no-hit ball but took the loss on the mound.

Ryan Meyer had three hits, including a double, for the Blue Bombers, with Daryl Brier connecting for two hits.

ELCS 5, Schroon Lake 1

Lake Placid 5, Peru 1

Golf AVCS 5, Beekmantown 1

John Hickey paced the Patriots with a 33 as Jacquie Hoey, Nate Devins, Riley Taylor and Ian Rennie also carded wins May 14. Brendan Carnright was the lone match winner for the Eagles, shooting a 41.

The Lions scored three insurance runs in the top of the seventh to get past the Wildcats May 14. Hunter Mowery held the Schroon Lake bats in check, striking out 13 Wildcats while scattering three hits over seven innings.

Pat Kane and Kiefer Casler each carded a 42 as the Blue Bombers defeated the Indians May 14. Miles Lussi and Dustin Jacques shot a 43, while Lucas Strack also won with a 46. Matt Nugent had a 45 for the Indians win.

Saranac Lake 4, NCCS 3, in 8

Willsboro 6, Westport 0

Grant Strack hit a walk-off sacrifice fly as the Red Storm scored an extra-inning win against the Cougars May 14. Nick Bayruns had a pair of hits for the Red Storm, including a double that led to the game-tying run in the seventh. Trent Fitzgerald earned the win on the mound. Rob Armstrong and Ben LeDuc each had a double as part of two-hit performances for the Cougars, while Liam McDonough had a pair of singles.

Saranac 6, Lake Placid 5

The Chiefs scored in each of their final two at-bats to score a one-run victory against the Blue Bombers May 14. Kasey Favreau had three hits for the Chiefs, while Brady Burleigh added two and Kyle Erickson hit a double.

Nick Arnold, Jeff Bigelow, Tyler Bridge, Clayton Cross, Luke Barns and Jack Oliver each won in sweeping the Eagles May 14. Arnold and Bigelow led the way on the scorecards with matching 44 rounds.

Tennis Peru 5, Lake Placid 0 Lake Placid 3, Peru 2

Peter Daly, Johnny McAuliffe and Connor Bond, along with the teams of Pat Daly Sean Harrigan and Kyle Kemp - Pat Demarais all won as the Indians defeated the Blue Bombers May 14. In the girls match, Natalia Smith and Victoria O'Leary earned singles victory for the Lady Bombers, while the team of Serena Hallowel - Brenna Garrett scored a doubles win

The Chiefs scored a sweep in meets against the Patriots May 10. Heath Andre scored wins in the 1,600, 800 and 3,200 relay, while Billy Badger won in the 200, triple jump and 400 relay. Ben Ford won in the 3,200 for the Patriots. In the girls meet, Rebecca Haywood scored wins with the 3,200 and 1,600 relay squads, while Tawnia Provost also was on the 3,200 relay team and won the 1,500. Ellen Thew won in the long jump, Logan Thatcher won in the 100, and Lexi Blockson won the 400 hurdles and 3,000. Rachel Knapp scored win in the 800 and 400 relay for the Patriots, while Haley Taylor won in the 200 and 400 relay, with Raychel Agoney winning the discus with a new school record throw of 104-3.

Girls Lacrosse Massena 18, Saranac Lake 4

Laura Stanton, Kylie Sappone, Kaileigh Woodruff and Elena Beideck each scored one goal as Saranac Lake fell to Massena May 14. Katey Snyder had seven saves for the Red Storm, while Sheila Decker added five.

Canton 11, Saranac Lake 8

Kylie Sappone scored three goals and added an assist as the Lady Red Storm fell to Canton May 11. Kaileigh Woodruff added two goals, while Rita Munn had a goal and assist, Elena Beideck scored once and Marisa McDonough added a goal. Sheila Decker made 18 saves. "Canton is a strong team and I was glad to see our girls step up to the challenge,” head coach Amanda Zullo said. “This was the best all-around effort yet this season.”

Boys Lacrosse Canton 11, Saranac Lake 2

Seth Pickreign had a goal and an assist and Josh Tremblay scored a goal as the Red Storm fell to Canton May 10.

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May 19, 2012

Fishless Joe


lmost every angler has suffered at least one embarrassing incident while pursuing fish. Often, these incidents tend to revolve around standard themes, most commonly centered on the big one that got away, a leaky boat, a weak line or other common mistakes. I must admit, over the course of my career as a guide, I’ve had my fair share of adventure, and misadventure. However, I never expected to experience such a moment while in a small, rural grocery store. Lake Clear General Store, which is located hardly a stone’s throw from the Adirondack Regional Airport, has been a regular stop on my angling outings for many years. I often stop by to pick up lunch, get a pack of worms or purchase some spare tackle. Sometimes, I’d stick around to chat with Phil, the former proprietor, and over the years, we became good friends. We often engaged in friendly give and take banter, about his “sky high prices” or my lack of purchasing anything other than “worms and a license.” The General Store has always been the most convenient location to purchase fishing licenses for my regular guests, who often fly in to stay nearby at a small, exclusive resort. Throughout the late 1980’s and into the mid-1990’s, I hosted an annual fishing excursion for a group of motion picture executives from California. The group would always arrive via a corporate jet, and their transition from the streets of Los Angeles, to the forested ‘carries’ of the Adirondacks was abrupt, and routine. It always followed the same pattern. I’d meet the plane on the runway, and after a quick round of banter and numerous wagers on who would catch the largest fish, we’d load up, and head off to Lake Clear General for essential supplies. At the store, everyone bought a fishing license, as well as other crucial camp necessities such as bug repellent, cheap cigars and plenty of beer. Saranac Pale Ale proved to be the most popular beverage, and the heaviest, since it is only available in bottles. With their licenses completed, the beer coolers full and an assortment of foul smelling cigars intact, we would set off to a region renowned for its remote ponds where flies, lies and lures soon became the most important matters of the day. Invariably, there would be at least one member of the crew who would snore too loud, fart too often or fail to maintain the proper camp courtesies. And, to a man, every one of them would lie about the size of their catch. Even photographic evidence would be doctored! Over the course of many years, the friendly competition grew quite competitive, and an annual trophy was established. The trophy wasn’t rewarded based on the size or weight of the fish, but rather on the best, or most unusual, catch. It became obvious that even the best of their screenwriters couldn’t exceed the storytelling skills of these accomplished liars. Their annual visits were always one of the highlights of my season. The contest would always continue and the competition became especially fierce, as we exited the woods for the trip back to civilization. As always, before returning to the airport, they would insist on stopping by the small general store to restock their supplies of Saranac beer. They claimed it was a necessity for the long, flight home, and they would often buy the place dry. They reveled in sharing tales of their adventures with Phil. They always wanted me to participate in the contest, as we returned from camp over the route of the Seven Carries. On the trip out, we all fished hard, using a combination of flies, lies, and lures. It proved to be a truly incredible day, and it was difficult to keep fish off the lines. Within the first hour, everyone had taken at least two nice fish, except for me. I simply could not put a fish in the boat. I lost lures to snags, and I had my line snapped by both fish and the bottom, but I never gave up the fight. I kept casting, and jigging and trolling. I used lures, and spoons and worms, all to no avail. I scoured my fly boxes for some magic that would finally put a fish on my line, but it was no use. The top rod took almost a dozen, and everyone else had at least five. I had zero. When we returned to the store, Phil was there to greet us with his usual line, asking: “How’s the fishin’ boys?” I explained they had done quite well, and Lady Luck

Fishing derby planned in Willsboro WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Fish & Game Club will host the Mary Ryan Memorial Fishing Derby on May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. The fishing derby is open to youth ages 3 to 15 years. There will be prizes and trophies and refreshments. Preregistration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Jim Hotaling at 963-7430.

The prices being paid for some furbearing animals, like the muskrat pictured above, are the highest many trappers have seen in years.

Fur prices trending upward


Above: A brook trout in hand, always beats a thousand in the pond. Below: Fishing is great exercise, especially when portaging back to the pond. So grab your rod and a canoe, and get out just for the health of it.

had blessed everyone but me. In a moment of self-depreciating humor, I joked that my new nickname was likely to become “Fishless Joe” in a knockoff of the infamous Shoeless Joe Jackson, of the old Chicago Black Sox. We all had a good laugh, and soon they were on the way to LA, in a jet full of cold Saranac Pale Ale, fresh brook trout and plenty of good memories. The next day, I returned to Lake Clear General with a young couple in tow. They were staying at a local resort and had engaged me to teach them to fly fish. I soon learned it was their first fishing experience, ever. I knew I would have my hands full. As was the custom, I stopped by the store to pick up fishing licenses, and as we walked through the door, Phil greeted me from behind the counter with a wide, mischievous grin. I knew I was in trouble. “Why helllooo, Fishlessssss Jooooe!,” Phil announced, in a long, slow drawl. And then he continued: “I see you’ve got a couple of more suckers out today!” I could feel my face flushing through the various shades of red, as Phil continued: “Why would you ever ask them to purchase a fishing license, when we all know you haven’t caught a fish in years!” Instantly, I could see the tepidity in their eyes, and Phil continued to laugh out loud. I wanted to slink under the counter and make a hasty exit, but there was simply no place to retreat. Fortunately, after a short pause, Phil finally confessed with a hearty laugh, and we all managed to enjoy the joke. Soon, we were on our way and fortunately, my guests managed to catch plenty of fish. I also took a nice fish to put an end to both a trout drought, and the “Fishless Joe” moniker. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

used to love to trap. Some of my most fond memories growing up in the Adirondacks involve wading around bug-infested beaver meadows, a packbasket laden with steel traps tugging on my shoulders. Trapping taught me responsibility and work ethic. I’d get up hours before school to check my sets and then return after, spending my evenings stretching and drying pelts under the dull glow of basement lights. It also taught me respect for the animals. My brother and I always kept accurate records of animals we harvested to leave seed for the next season, treating it as the management tool it was designed to be. Later, when I was old enough to drive, my memories are filled with my brother, uncles and I riding along dusty backcountry roads to nowhere, stopping occasionally to trek into the woods to check sets. It was a constant learning experience and the perfect diversion to all that can lead a teenager astray. It was also fairly lucrative. I put away a couple thousand dollars my senior year of high school, money I greatly valued during my first year of college. My now deceased Uncle Eddie used to say: “You’ll always have a dollar in your pocket when you’re trapping.” And, I always seemed to. But, over time, I grew away from trapping for a whole host of reasons, time management being one. Perhaps the single largest reason though was that the bottom fell out of the fur market. While I was never in it for the money, prices offered by fur buyers just didn’t seem to justify taking the pelt. That, however, is beginning to change. Prices paid at fur auctions around the state and internationally during the 2011-12 season have been steadily increasing on nearly every furbearer species. Trappers have not seen a return on their investment like this in decades. In March, the Fur Harvesters Auction held in North Bay, Ontario, saw prices trending upward across the board. Beaver advanced 30 percent over January levels, with an average blanket fetching $44. Otter and muskrat continued to climb as well, with prices averaging $99 and $11.60, respectively. Land trappers made out too, with red fox fetching $63 on average; grey fox $38; raccoon $14 and coyote a whopping $49. Fisher also fared well at $98 and marten brought a cool $116. Also of interest is that nearly 100 percent of the inventory was purchased, another indication of a healthy market. That is the type of market I remember from the 1980s, and some trappers I have spoken with are reporting personal bests with price averages. Fur buyers are attributing the stimulated market to an increase in the use of real fur in fashion trends, especially in foreign markets. Adding to the surging prices is stronger competition among fur-buying countries due to an increase of new countries entering the marketplace. Previously, countries like Ukraine and Belarus did not have a presence in the bidding process. From what fur buyers are saying, the surging prices shouldn’t end anytime soon — and next year could be even better. I may just have to dust off the old packbasket. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He may be reached at

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Auditions to be held at ETC ESSEX — The Essex Theatre Company will hold auditions for Tebelak and Schwartz's musical, “Godspell,” on Friday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Town of Jay Community Center, 11 School Lane, Ausable Forks. Callbacks will be May 27, at 2 p.m. Antonette Knoedl is Director/Choreographer for this musical. A gala celebration will be held on July 6 at the Masonic Lodge, and playing for a total of seven performances. Antonette's contact number is 631-902-8448 or ETC's second production of the season will be Noel Coward's farce, “Blithe Spirit,” with auditions on Saturday, June 2, from 2-4 pm and Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Church Street, Essex. Director Kathy Poppino can be reached for more information at 374-5410 or email Everyone is welcome. A complete description of roles for both shows can be found on the ETC website at All auditioners for “Godspell” will learn a short dance routine and be required to sing 16 bars from the “Godpell” score or a similar song of their own choosing. Callbacks will be confirmed via email and phone, consisting of a short reading from the script and vocal selections from the show. Auditioners for “Blithe Spirit” will be required to read from the script provided.

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OnCampus WILMINGTON — Cameron Barry of Wilmington was awarded a Merrill Family Foundation Veterinary Science Scholarship at SUNY Delhi. Barry is pursuing an associate's degree in veterinary science technology and will receive $625 towards a Delhi education. BINGHAMTON — Kristy M. Farmer of Saranac Lake received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University. ONEONTA — Devin Martin of Westport was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester at Hartwick College. Martin had a semester grade-point average of 4.0. Devin is the son of Robert and Kellie King of Westport. MARCY — Brian Moody of Saranac Lake was among the graduates honored at SUNYIT's 38th annual spring commencement May 5, in the Wildcat Field House on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy. More than 700 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded in 2011-12 were eligible to participate in the ceremony. CANTON — Kylie D. Rock, of Westport, has been elected to St. Lawrence University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. A member of the Class of 2012, Rock majors in biology and is a graduate of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.

Friday, May 18 ESSEX — Birding Walk along CATS trails beginning at Black Kettle Farm. $5/week suggested donation. 9-10 a.m. LAKE PLACID —Into The Woods Performance, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 8 p.m. $18, $16 LPCA members, and $12 kids. 523-2512,

Saturday, May 19 UPPER JAY — Story/Art for Children, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 3-4 p.m. WESTPORT—Baked Goods Sale, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield Fish & Game Club Clintonville- IDPA Defensive Pistol, 9 a.m. 834-4333. KEESEVILLE — The Essex County Republican Grassroots Club Brunch, 11:30 a.m. LAKE PLACID —Into The Woods Performance, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 8 p.m. $18, $12 kids. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID —Wildflower WeekendWorkshop for beginners, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field, $69, $76; i for non members. 523-3441. LAKE PLACID —Leave No Trace Trainer Workshop, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field, $90, $99 for non members. 523-3441. LAKE PLACID — Roast Loin of Pork Dinner for Relay for Life, American Legion, 316 Main Street, 5 p.m. $10, Seniors $9, kids, $6. 523-3412.

Sunday, May 20 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute Book Club to present Frank Oppel, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main

Street, 7 p.m. TUPPER LAKE— 2nd Annual Tupper Lake Marathon, Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Demars Boulevard, $40-$100, 8 a.m. LAKE PLACID —Wildflower WeekendWorkshop for beginners, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field, $69, $76; non members. 523-3441. WILLSBORO — flag burning ceremony with Willsboro Essex Girl Scouts, Willsboro Fire Hall, 3 Point Road. 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Leave No Trace Trainer Workshop, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field, $90, $99 for non members. 523-3441.

Monday, May 21 KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565,

Tuesday.May.22. UPPER JAY — Stephen Longmire Photo Exhibit, 'Life and Death on the Prairie', Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, noon-5 p.m. KEESEVILLE—Open archery shooting, The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club, 359 Green St. 7-9 p.m. Open to all ages. 643-8754 or 643-2651. WILMINGTON—Bible Study & Potluck, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 6 p.m.

Wednesday,May 23 WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, WADHAMS — "Thinking Globally/Acting Locally: Lessons from Living and Working in New Zealand" with Erin DeBusk, Wadhams Free Library, 763 Nys Rte 22, 7:30 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Teaching Artist Workshop, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 5 ‐6:30p.m. 891‐4190 SARANAC LAKE — Arts Council Round-table, Bluseed Studios, 24 Cedar St. 7 p.m.


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Manhattan Project, e.g. Growl Draft critiques? “... long __ both shall live?” Reuben component Summers on the Seine Opera starter? Sandbox reply Letters in TV Guide Genesis grandson Home of The Trop Flowering tropical plant One may involve scales at La Scala Shpeak thish way Daisy lookalike Belle and Bart __ buco Sylvan bounders Beach shade Linguistic ending Single-malt liquor store Ghanaian former U.N. leader Perot’s “giant sucking sound” maker Chick chaser? Precipitated, in a way “To recap ...” Speed reader? Lobster delicacy New Year’s Eve assurance? Little bit Many a chat room visitor Had a bug View from Presque Isle State Park Small-runway aircraft acronym Swampy tract Brand of women’s socks Old wanted poster word

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This Month in History - MAY 13th - “Mr. October”, Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league ballplayer to strike out 2,000 times. (1983) 16th - Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866) 20th - Hubble Space Telescope transmits photograph’s from space (1990) 21st - The American Red Cross was formed. (1881)


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MILDRED (HOWARD) MCLEAN GANSEVOORT - Graveside Services for Mildred (Howard) McLean, who passed away on January 23, 2012, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th at Central Cemetery in the town of Jay. Services will be officiated by Reverend Brooke Newell, pastor of Whiteface United Methodist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.


MARY P. BERMAN APRIL 21, 1922 - MAY 12, 2012 Mary P.Berman of the Costin of Norwich, NY , Sara Samuel F. Vilas Home in (Kevin) Pickett of BaldPlattsburgh and a long-time winsville, NY., Jeffrey (Lisa) resident of Willsboro died at Berman of Seattle, WashingCVPH on May 12 surroundton and Laurie (Owen) ed by her family Berman Young after a short illof Austin, Texas. ness. Mary was She is also surborn in Fort Lupvived by 12 great ton, Colorado on grandchildren 4/21/22 and was and 1 great great raised in grandson. DurMineville. ing WW11, she Mary was the worked at the daughter of John Watervliet ArseFrancis Peterson nal. She was a and Sarah Eubar longtime memPeterson. She ber of the Willswas predeceased by Marcus boro Golf Club and an avid Berman her husband of 42 bridge player. She was also a years. She is also predemember of the American Leceased by two sisters, Edith gion Auxiliary. She loved Walker and Phyllis Edwards. cooking and her many dogs She is survived by a son, over the years including TigWilliam Berman (Julie) of So. ger,Jake, Gus and Sam. Portland, Maine and a Donations in lieu of flowers daughter, Marcia (George) may be made to the Essex Bierce of Willsboro, NY. She County SPCA or the Willsis also survived by a brother, boro Rescue Squad. John F. Peterson Jr. of Glens A Memorial Service will be Falls, NY and 6 grandchilheld on Saturday, May 19th dren: Bobbi Jean (Jay) Mcat 3:00pm at the United Grath of Burlington, VerMethodist Church on Main mont, Cathy (David) Cortese St. in Willsboro, NY 12996 of Fairport, NY, Douglas


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MORIAH CENTRAL School Announces Anticipated Vacancy for a Senior Typist Receptionist. Essex County Personnel Dept. Essex County Personnel Dept. will be holding an examination for this position. For applications and more information contact Essex County Personnel (518) 873-3360 or at rsonneljobs.asp

THE VILLAGE OF DANNEMORA will be accepting applications for a temporary summer Wastewater Treatment Plant Laborer until June 5, 2012. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Salary is $4.00 per hour. Applications may be obtained at the Village Office, 40 Emmons Street, Dannemora.

Ward Lumber Company has a full time position available in Customer Accounts. Qualified individuals should possess professional phone skills, and be adept with computer software, Excel preferred. Good communication skills and any building knowledge is a plus. The applicant should be detail oriented and able to handle multiple projects effectively and be a high school graduate.

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HELP WANTED LICENSED CNA Weekends a must. References required. We will train. Part-time in-home care, Moriah Center. 518-546-3218

EXPERIENCED DUMP TRUCK DRIVER for the Saranac Lake area. 5 days a week. For more information call (518) 570-8057.

The position offers competitive wages and benefits and includes a 401K sign-on bonus. Apply in person at the Jay location: 697 Glen Rd., Jay, NY 12941 or fill-out the application online at, print, sign and email to or fax to 518-946-2188. Must be able to pass a physical and drug test.


TEMPORARY TEACHER AIDE needed at Saranac Lake Children’s Corner working with preschool age children with special needs. 30 hrs/wk, $7.25/hr. High school diploma or equivalent needed. Previous exp. working with children helpful. NYS Teacher Assistant certification preferred.

OPEN HOUSE Positions available supporting people with developmental disabilities in their home and community. $10.50 - $12.68/ hr based on experience and education. Excellent benefits include generous paid leave, retirement, medical/dental/ life benefits. Must have valid NYS driver’s license with three yrs. licensed driving experience. If interested, plan to attend May 21, 2012 • 1pm - 5pm SCHOOL STREET RESIDENCE 73 School Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 EOE

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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ESSEX FARM OF NORTHERN NEW YORK LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: Essex Farm of the Northern New York LLC SECOND: The county

within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Essex THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 2503 NYS Route 22, Essex, New York 12936 Mark Kimball VN-4/14-5/19/12-6TC33880 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BEAR RIGHT LLC. Arts. of

Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/3/12. Office location: Essex County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-4/21-5/26/12-6TC33936 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ( LLC ) Name: ANNY MARGIE MIKE LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ( SSNY ) on 4/26/12 Office Loca-

tion: Essex County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: Anny Margie Mike LLC, 3174 Essex Road, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-5/12-6/16/12-6TC26512 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE The Town of Willsboro Town Board, acting as SEQRA Lead Agency for the Action entitled: Adoption of a Comprehensive Land Use & Action Plan, hereby issues notice that on May 9, 2012, the Town completed and accepted a Draft

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Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) pursuant to Article 8 of the State Environmental Conservation Law. On January 25, 2012, the Town made a Positive Determination of Significance for this Type 1 Action. This Notice of Public Hearing is issued pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act) of the Environmental Conservation Law and Town Law § 272-a 6. (b), (c). A combined SEQRA and Town Public Hearing pursuant to NYS Town Law § 272-a 6. (b), (c) will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM at the

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370, Willsboro, NY 12996 Attention Edward P. Hatch, Town Supervisor And James Kinley, Code Enforcement Officer And GEIS Consultant, Ann Ruzow Holland, Ph.D. Community Planning Advisor ,135 Sabousin Drive, Willsboro, New York, 12996 Copies of the Comprehensive Land use and Action Plan, Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement, and Appendices are available for review at the Willsboro Town Clerk s office and on the Town of Willsboro W e b s i t e : http://www.townofwills By order of the Town Board of the Town of





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Keratin Blowout & Redken Shades Only



130’ 33 TON CRANE & BASKET Fully Insured ~ Free Estimates 518-572-4148 Benjamin Collins




“Don’t Get Caught In The Rain Call Tents of Champlain!” • Tents • Tables & Chairs • Side Curtains Parties, Reception, Picnics

With 2 Locations Essex & Champlain, NY

T&GS TUMP GRINDING Tom: 518585-2542 George: 518597-3489

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-510-0784


4582 Cascade Road

Lake Placid, New York


If you discover an H&R Block error on your return that entitles you to a smaller tax liability, we’ll refund the tax prep fee for that return. Refund claims must be made during the calendar year in which the return was prepared. ©2011 HRB Tax Group, Inc.


Adirondack Sand & Gravel CrownP oint (518)546-3000

Ticonderoga (518)585-9424



• Folding Chairs • Adirondack Chairs $55 • Custom Work • & More



Ticonderoga Lewis / Elizabethtown Former Wicker Ford Bldg. Lewis Town Court Bldg. 1080 Wicker St. 8566 Route 9 Ticonderoga, NY 12883 Lewis, NY 12950 Phone: 518-585-7964 Phone: 518-873-2498 Call for an appointment! Call for an appointment!

518-523-1127 or 518-637-7694

LAWN FURNITURE SHOP • Dressers • Wishing Wells

Screen Topsoil Stone • Road Gravel Sand • Mulch You Pick Up or We Deliver

585-2845 597-3634


AT&T U-VERSE for just $29.99/mo! SAVE when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300 BACK! (select plans). Limited Time Call NOW! 877-276-3538




(Across from Lewis Post Office)


AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204

BUNDLE & SAVE on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/ mo. CALL NOW! 800-291-4159



Fully Insured

8549 Route 9, Lewis 34344


Generac Generators

Custom Homes Log Cabins Remodel 873-6874 or 593-2162

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (888)6861704



• Electrical Contracting • Lighting Control • Audio / Visual • Home Integration

Since1 989 Fully Insured

$$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson,Fender,Martin,Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1-866-433-8277

PARTY TENTS Book Local & Save On Delivery!


WINDOWS 8 Andersen Double pane, 63 3/4" x 37 3/4", total wood casing, $50 each. 518-563-7787




WELL PUMP Gould, 1 HP, 4 months old, $600.00. 518-5760012

JAZZY 600 Similar to Hoover Round, like new, $950 OBO. 518-570-9842 Lake Placid.

Nawakua Builders




TROLLING MOTOR Minn Kota, 35lb thrust, $80. Wood stove, small, airtight, $100. 518-792-0219.

GENERAL NEW! FAST SATELLITE INTERNET Exede, up to 12 mbps (next generation of WildBlue), Call 1-800-3520395

COMPLETE OPEN KEY Restaurant Equipment, stove, pots & chairs etc. Call for more info. 518-359-3310 after 4pm



Middle Road, Willsboro, NY 12996



May 19, 2012

Valley News - 25


26 - Valley News GENERAL ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888 -201-8657 CA$H PAID-UP TO $27/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. SE HABLA ESPANOL. Emma 1888-776-7771. CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-888-734-1530 ($25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.) CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-8645784 CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 FINISH HIGH School at home in a few weeks. First Coast Academy, 1 -800-658-1180x130. NEW! FAST SATELLITE INTERNET Exede, up to 12 mbps (next generation of WildBlue), Call 1-800-3520395

May 19, 2012 POWERFUL NATIONS of the world are planning a massive attack soon - Pearl Harbor style, with all of the fury modern weapons of mass destruction can produce. GET READY NOW!!! REACH OVER 20 million homes nationwide with one easy buy! Only $2,395 per week for a 25 word classified! For more information go to SAWMILLS FROM only $3997.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1800-578-1363 Ext. 300N SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 1-888-606-4790 STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 only 25x30, 30x38, 40x52, 45x82. Selling For Balance Owed! Free Delivery! 1800-462-7930x131

MEDICAL CAREERS begin here - Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800 -510-0784

IF YOU USED YAZ/YAZMIN/OCELLA BIRTH CONTROL PILLS OR A NuvaRING VAGINAL RING CONTRACEPTIVE between 2001 and the present and developed blood clots, suffered a stroke, heart attack or required gall bladder removal you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727

LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

MUSIC **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930's thru 1970's TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440


STOP PAYING too much for TV! Satellite is cheaper than cable! Packages from $19.99/mo.-FREE movies, FREE upgrades & FREE HD: Limited Offer-CALL NOW! 800-259-9178

A-FIB? IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE USED PRADAXA and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or death between October 2010 and the present time, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535 5727

WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854-6156.

TAKE VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills +4FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement. Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! 1888-796-8870

PELVIC/ TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800535-5727

WANTED TO BUY BUYING EVERYTHING! Furs, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. DIABETIC TEST STRIPS CA$H PAID - up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-468-5964 MINERALDS WANTS to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, & Memorabilia pre 1985, $Top CASH$ PAID! Running or not. 1315-569-8094 WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS UP TO $26/BOX. PRE PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1 -800-266-0702 WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETES TEST STRIPS. UP TO $26/BOX. PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1-800-267 -9895/ WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS UP TO $26/BOX. PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1-800-267 -9895



FUEL SAVING SEDANS 10 Dodge Caliber - Main Street, well equipped, sunroof, Sirius, like new, 17,000 miles............................$17,550..........$14,695 09 Toyota Corolla LE - Great fuel economy, well equipped, like new, 24,000 miles....................................$16,750..........$14,995 09 Dodge Avenger - Well equipped, Sirius radio, excellent cond., 32,000 miles.........................................$14,600..........$13,695 08 Dodge Avenger SE - Great fuel economy, well equipped, excellent cond., 40,000 miles.....................$12,850..........$11,895 08 Dodge Caliber SXT - Well equipped, very clean, 64,000 miles..................................................................$11,950..........$10,695 08 Ford Fusion - Great fuel economy, well equipped, excellent cond., 53,000 miles..................................$13,250..........$11,695 06 Pontiac G6 GT Coupe - Well equipped, heated seats, excellent cond., 58,000 miles............................$12,300..........$10,895 05 Saturn Ion - A/C, automatic, excellent cond., 73,000 miles..........................................................................$7,000............$6,895 05 Chrysler Sebring Touring - Well equipped, very clean, 78,000 miles.........................................................$8,175............$6,995 04 Dodge Stratus SXT - Well equipped, excellent cond., 89,000 miles............................................................$6,525............$5,695 FAMILY VEHICLES 10 Dodge Caravan SXT - Power sliding doors, Stow-N-Go, like new, 24,000 miles....................................$21,175..........$19,695 09 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Very clean, heated seats, pwr doors & tailgate, 21,000 miles. . . .$20,125..........$18,695 09 Dodge Journey SE - Well equipped, excellent cond., 61,000 miles..........................................................$13,575..........$12,895 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT - Well equipped, Stow-N-Go, power sliding doors, 40,000 miles.............$16,975..........$16,695 4WD/SUV/CROSSOVER 11 Jeep Liberty Sport - 4WD, well equipped, like new, 4,600 miles...............................................................$23,525..........$19,895 10 Chevy Traverse LT - AWD, sunroof, 3rd seat, like new, 23,000 miles........................................................$27,425..........$25,695 10 Ford Escape XLT - 4WD, well equipped, sync system, remote start, like new, 7,900 miles..................$23,250..........$19,895 10 Jeep Liberty Sport - 4WD, well equipped, sunroof, like new, 13,000 miles.............................................$23,275..........$18,995 10 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - Heated leather seats, sunroof, like new, 19,900 miles.......................$32,375..........$28,895 09 Dodge Journey SXT - AWD, well equipped, very clean, like new, 30,000 miles.....................................$18,050..........$17,695 09 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 4WD, heated seats, sunroof, very clean, 59,000 miles.....................................$21,175..........$17,695 09 Suzuki SX4 - AWD, well equipped, very clean, 21,000 miles.....................................................................$14,525..........$14,295 08 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - 4 dr., dual tops, side steps, very clean, 34,000 miles..................................$24,275..........$21,695 08 Ford Explorer XLT - 4WD, well equipped, 3rd row seat, excellent cond., 41,000 miles.........................$19,825..........$17,695 07 Jeep Wrangler Sahara - dual tops, Garmin navigation, many extras, very clean, 42,000 miles..........$21,150..........$19,895 07 Nissan Murano S - AWD, well equipped, very clean, 68,000 miles..........................................................$17,050..........$14,895 07 Chevy Trailblazer LS - Well equipped, excellent cond., 104,000 miles.....................................................$13,025............$8,695 06 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 4WD, well equipped, excellent cond., 125,000 miles........................................$12,000............$6,695 06 Nissan XTerra S - 4x4, well equipped, very clean, 32,800 miles................................................................$16,700..........$15,895 06 Jeep Commander Sport - 4WD, well equipped, 3rd row seat, excellent cond., 67,000 miles...............$14,400..........$13,695 05 Ford Escape XLT - 4WD, well equipped, excellent cond., 109,000 miles....................................................$9,625............$6,875 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - Well equipped, heated leather seats, very clean, 89,000 miles. . . . . . .$13,875..........$12,495 03 GMC Envoy SLT - AWD, leather, sunroof, very clean, 109,000 miles..........................................................$9,925............$7,695 03 Toyota Highlander - 4WD, well equipped, sunroof, 110,000 miles............................................................$12,400............$9,695 PICKUP TRUCKS 10 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 - Reg. cab, side steps, like new, 13,985 miles............................................................$21,500..........$19,895 10 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 - w/plow, reg. cab, with like new Fisher plow, 9,255 miles...........................$28,075..........$25,895 07 GMC 1500 Sierra Ext. Cab Classic 4x4 - Excellent cond., 63,000 miles....................................................$22,275..........$18,395 06 Ford F150 Supercab XLT 4x4 - Well equipped, excellent cond., 76,000 miles.........................................$17,525..........$15,895 06 Ford F150 Supercab XLT 4x4 - Well equipped, very clean, 77,000 miles..................................................$19,675..........$16,695 06 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab SLT - 4WD, diesel, like new Boss V-plow, 53,000 miles.............................$30,175..........$27,675 04 Chevy Avalanche - Loaded! 4WD, sunroof, heated leather seats, very clean, 102,000 miles..............$14,875......... .$12,695 01 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 Z71 - Well equipped, excellent cond., 145,000 miles.........................................$9,075............$6,995

WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS UP TO $26/BOX. PRE PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1-800-266 -0702 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 YEARBOOKS "UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks1900-1988. or 972768-1338." YEARBOOKS WANTED : Will Pay Up to $15.00 For High School Yearbooks 1900-1988. Any School / Any State. or 972768-1338 Buying old U.S. coins, currency, commemoratives, bullion and other interesting items.

Fair & Honest Prices in today’s market. Call anytime 7 days a week. ANA member PO Box 151, Jay, NY 12941 (518) 946-8387 21253


ABANDONED FARM SALE! Farm, May 19-20. 5 acres -Stream, BIG view -$24,900. 5 acres -Barn, pond, VIEWS- $49,900. 14 approved tracts! 20 minutes Albany! Gorgeous setting, best deals/financing available! Register now! Call (888) 905-8847

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

LAND ABANDONED FARM SALE! MAY 19TH & 20th! 5 acres - stream, BIG view - $24,900,5 acres - Barn, pond, VIEWS - $49,900, 14 approved tracts! 20 min Albany! Gorgeous setting, best deals & financing avail! Call NOW to register! 1-888-701-1864 EXTENSIVE LISTINGS IN CENTRAL New York, including Delaware, Schoharie, Otsego,Chenango and Madison counties...go to FREE LAND LIST Land, Foreclosures & Bank Ordered Berkshires, Capital Region, Adirondacks Waterfront, Hunting, Camping, Ponds, Streams, Farms, Barns, Views 2 to 64 Acres from $19,900 413-884-1556 NEW YORK STATE LAND SALE DISCOUNTED TO 1990's PRICES! 3 Acre Starter camp - $17,995. 5 Acres w/Farmhouse - $49,995. 52 Acres, Stream, 2 ponds. Beautiful woods & views. Access to road front, utilities and state land. Limited offer. Call Christmas & Associates 1-800-229-7843 Or visit NY LAND FOR SALE. Farmhouse - $49,995 w/ 5 Acres. Minutes from major lake, stateland & direct access to Tug Hill Snowmobile trails. Call 1-800-229-7843 Or visit www. UPSTATE NY Land, Land Sale "Sportsman Bargain" 3 acres w/ cozy cabin, Close access to Oneida Lake -$17,995. " Large River"-over 900 ft. 18 acres along fishing/ swimming river -$49,995. "Timberland Investment"-90 acres deer sanctuary, beautiful timber studs, small creek -$99,995. Over 100 new properties. Call 800-229-7843 Or visit VIRGINIA SEASIDE Lots- Spectacular 3+ acre estate lots in exclusive development on the seaside (the mainland) overlooking Chincoteague Bay, islands and ocean beyond. Gated entrance, caretaker, private paved roads, community pier, pool and club house which includes 2 bedroom guest suites for property owners. Great climate, fishing, clamming and National Seashore beaches nearby. Just 30 miles south of Ocean City, Md. Absolute buy of a lifetime, recent bank sale makes these lots available at 1/3 original price! Priced at only $49,000 to $65,000. For info call (757) 824-5284, email:, pictures on

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME 2 LAKE CABINS ON ADIRONDACK lake, $119,900. 5 acres borders NYS forest, $16, 1888-683-2626 2 LAKE CABINS on Adirondack Lake, $119,900. 5 acres borders NYS forest, $16,900. 1-888-683 -2626

FREE KITTENS NORTH RIVER Home raised adorable kittens. Sweet, friendly, two tigers and two gray ones. We'll help pay for shots. 251-5331 (518) 251-5331

FARM LIVESTOCK 5 FEEDER CALVES from 450-650lbs. All Hereford Heifers, all 5 for $3000. Call Gabe 518-524-2947.

MORIAH SINGLE Family Home, 3 bedroom, bonus room, mud room, kitchen, dining room, living room, 1 full bath w/laundry hook-up, 2 acres. Asking $130,000. (518) 546-7002 or (518) 546-7064 OWNER WILL FINANCE. Single Family Home, Bank or Seller won't finance? We Help! No qualifying. No credit! Low Down. Call Today! 1-800-563-2734.



BEAUTIFUL NEW YORK 1 BR/1 BA, Single Family Home, This camp was renovated in July 2011, it is in a getaway area with your family or friends. It is on the Deer River for fishing or just to relax. Great place to see. Sandstone Reality 16 1/2 Elm St. Potsdam, NY 13676 Doug Hawkins Broker (315) 265 -2111

AUTO DONATION A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 800-771-9551 www.card CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1888-416-2330 DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408 DONATE A CAR - SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children's Ranch: HelpingAbused and Neglected Children in NY for Over 30 Years. Please Call 1-800-9364326. DONATE VEHICLE: RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. National Animal Welfare Foundation. Support NO KILL Shelters. Help Homeless Pets. Free Towing, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, NON-RUNNERS Accepted 1-888-333-3848

AUTO WANTED CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208 TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

BOATS 18’ ALUMINUM BOAT 1979 Sea Nymph fishing & ski boat, trailer, 70 hp Johnson. Lots of new stuff & everything included, $1700. Call (518) 891-5545 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 1985 ARROW Glass Carisma 160, 16' with inboard 120hp motor and trailer, Garage stored. Asking $1200. 518-962-2045 or 845-773-9230 HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1. KAYAKS 2 Kayaks, new. Pungo 140 Wilderness. Color is sand. $700 ea. 518576-0012.

CARS 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi, last started in 2007, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1989 TOYOTA SUPRA fully loaded, all electric, all power, 5 spd., hatch back, sunroof, runs good, $4500. 113 Flat Rock, Morrisonville, NY. 518-563-9967 1999 VOLVO V-70 Station Wagon, 207,000 miles, Green. Asking $2300 OBO. 518310-0622 2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550 2004 HONDA CIVIC DX Green/Beige 80,000 kms, Good condition. Very little damage to interior/exterior $7,000 OBO Call: (518) 420-3445 2005 DODGE NEON auto, 40,000 miles, Red, new brakes, radiator, good on gas mileage, $5,000. Call: (518) 5231681

May 19, 2012

Valley News - 27

2007 DODGE Grand Caravan, Wheelchair accessible by VMI, driver transfers to drivers seat, tie downs for two wheelchairs in back, tie downs for one wheelchair in front passenger position available when passenger seat is removed, automatic everything, air, air bags all around including sides, enhanced stereo, Ultimate Red Crystal in color, no scratches/dents or other damage, has always been kept in an attached garage, seats have always been covered, never been smoked in, 5,040 miles, VIN 2D8GP44LX7R256881, original price $52,000, asking $30,000 or make an offer, call Jerry in Tupper Lake at 518-359-8538

FARM EQUIPMENT Dump Truck 1970 GMC; Field Equipment also. All Equipment usable and in good shape. 518962-4394

2009 PONTIAC VIBE Sport Wagon 4D; Mileage: 60,00. Great condition & gas mileage, 2.4 liter engine, 5-speed automatic w/overdrive & manual option, power windows/locks, cruise, air conditioning, onStar, phone, CD, power steering, etc. KBB=$11,760, asking $11,000. Call: 946-2326.

MOTORCYCLES ’04 HD FATBOY CUSTOM <15k miles, Custom HD paint, lots of extra chrome. Harley motor, R&R 114jugs (=1600 ccs) Carbureted, 3/8 inch spoke (80) wheels, quick release backrest w/lug rack. $11,500.00 (518) 524-1970


1964 FORD 4000 4 cyl., gas, Industrial loader & industrial Front End, 12 spd., German Transmission, Pie Weights, $4850.00. 518-962-2376 Evenings.

2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800 Call us at 1-800-989-4237


TWO HONDA CX500’s Two complete bikes with many spare parts included, some work to put back on the road. $950.00. 518-5436451 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 19671980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310721-0726

TRUCKS 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, $3995. 518-576-9042

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2008 Honda Pilot V-6, 4WD, Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P/W, P/L, 7 Passenger 46,715 miles 39009

2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT


Payment...................................$259 mo. Price...........................................$27,832 Term........................................... 24 mos. Miles@Yr.....................................10,500 Down Payment ............................$2,500 Due At Inception .........................$2,759 Tax, title fees extra Ford Cash...................... $2,500 included Lease-end ..................................$17,812 Lease rate........................................0.25



24 mo.





2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT MSRP.........................................$30,425 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$1,500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash ...............$1,000 Ford Trade Assist** .........................$750 Dealer Discount...........................$1,180







MSRP.........................................$33,610 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$2,000 Ford Trade Assist** .........................$750 FMCC Bonus Cash* ........................$500 Dealer Discount...........................$1,395




2012 Ford Focus SE 20 MSRP.........................................$18,195 Ford Retail Cust. Cash ....................$750 Ford Trade Assist** .........................$750


2012 Ford Taurus SEL

MSRP.........................................$28,240 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$1,500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash ...............$1,000 Ford Trade Assist** .........................$750 Dealer Discount..............................$995




2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT



2012 Ford Fusion SE MSRP.........................................$23,990 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$1,250 Ford Trade Assist** .........................$750 FMCC Bonus Cash* .....................$1,000 Dealer Discount..............................$995





*FMCC Credit approval reguired. All customers may not qualify **Must be 1995 or newer Ford or competitive make. Owned for 30 days.

28 - Valley News

May 19, 2012

Anyone honorably discharged from the military is eligible to receive a

$500 REBATE when they purchase a brand new 2012 Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler vehicle between 5/14/2012 and 5/31/2012.





#AM221, bright silver, 3.6L 6 cyl., auto, heated seats, dual exhaust, touchscreen radio, remote start

#AM222, black, 2.4L 4 cyl, auto, power driver seat, touchscreen radio, LED tail lamps, remote start

#AM206, deep cherry red, 3.6L 6 cyl., auto, black hard top, trailer tow, remote start, p/windows, fog lamps, tubular side steps

#AM227, flame red, 3.6L 6 cyl., 6- speed manual transmission, AC, hard top, p/windows, fog lamps


$24,805 -$3,000 -$500 -$1,000 -$1,000




$25,340 -$3,000 -$500 -$1,000 -$1,000




$33,975 -$500





#AM56, bright silver, 2.4L 4 cyl., auto, p/windows & locks, Sirius, heated seats, remote start

#AM167, brillian black, 3.7L 6 cyl., auto, p/windows & locks, Sirius, trailer tow, fog lamps, deep tint sunscreen glass

#AM146, deep cherry red, 5.7 HEMI, auto, 40/20/40 bench seat, trailer tow, spray-in bedliner, fog lamps, Sirius, dual exhaust, tubular side steps PRICE BEFORE REBATES $37,263



$24,560 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$1,500 -$500



$27,755 -$3,000 -$2,500 -$1,000 -$500


Fi t Ti First Time Visitors, V itt Vi plug l in i to t your GPS G “7440 440 US Route R t 9, 9 Elizabethtown, NY 12932” and we’ll greet you at the door! Located just 1/4 mile south of Cobble Hill Golf Course on Route 9 in Elizabethtown.

-$2,500 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$500








#AM186, bright silver, 5.7 HEMI, auto, 40/20/40 bench seat, trailer tow, Sirius, dual exhaust, fog lamps, keyless entry *


$33,735 -$2,500 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$500



*In order to receive a rebate, you must qualify for each specific rebate based on Chrysler’s Program rules and purchase by 5/31/12. You may qualify for 0% for 36 months in lieu of rebates. Tax, title extra. Pictures are for illustration purposes only.

(518) 873-6386


Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY


2010 Nissan Rogue 4x4 - Stk. #AM116A, blue, 23,000 miles ..............................................................................$19,980 2009 Kia Sedona LX - Stk. #AM46A, red, 6 cyl., 62,000 miles ...............................................................................$14,580 2009 Dodge Journey SXT AWD - Stk. #AM225A, red, 45,000 miles ................................................................$17,980 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD - Stk. #AM44A, red, 34,000 miles .................................................................................$16,980 2008 Chevrolet Aveo - Stk. #AM51A, gray, 63,000 miles ..........................................................................................$9,480 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT - Stk. #AM183A, black, 55,000 miles .........................................................................$14,390 2007 Ford Focus SES - Stk. #AM64A, white, 75,000 miles .......................................................................................$9,680 2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 - Stk. #AM94A, blue, 96,000 miles ........................................................................$12,980 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 - Stk. #AM157A, blue, 85,000 miles .........................................................................$10,980 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE - Stk. #AM54A, tan, 95,000 miles ......................................................................................$5,980 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 SLT - Stk. #AM79B, blue, 5.7 HEMI, 79,500 miles ............................$13,980 2004 GMC 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 - Stk. #CR173A, gold, 87,000 miles ..................................................................$16,980 Dealer #3160005

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