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By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Horace Nye Task Force have made their recommendation to sell the Essex County owned nursing home to Centers for Specialty Care. Members of the Horace Nye Task Force sub-committee overwhelmingly showed their support for the New York City-based care provider who also operate 15 facilities in the state, according to Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley, who sits on the committee. The task force committee then voted to follow the subcommittees recommendation May 29. “As the supervisor of Elizabethtown, I am looking for a nursing home operator that would be a good community member,” Bartley said. “I believe that this nursing home group would be a good member of the Elizabethtown community.” Department of Public Health Director Linda Beers, who served as an alternate and advisor to the sub-committee, echoed Bartley's recommendation. “Centers for specialty care seem to be doing a far better job than any of the other places that I had called on,” Beers said. “Not all places received great reports, but all of the places that we

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Girl Scouts from Elizabethtown line up to take part in the annual Elizabethtown Memorial Day parade and services May 28. Along with marching in the parade, the girls helped place poppies on crosses as part of the services held in the town park. Several observances were held throughout the region on Memorial Day. For more, see page 13. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will offer a Tennis Club for Social Center teen members and their guests. Paul Pulsifer will instruct on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June at the Hale House Courts. Club will start at 3:15 p.m. on June 5, 7, 12 and 14, and culminate in a tournament on June 19. Contact the Social Center for more information at 873-6408 or info@elizabethtownsocialcenter.org.

KEENE VALLEY — The Trillium Ensemble will play favorites by Brahms and Saint-Saëns as well as lesser known works by Madeline Dring and Robert Casadesus. The Ensemble consists of Hans Himelein (flute), Janice Kyle (oboe), Brian Donat (‘cello), and Timothy Mount (piano), and will take place on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. $10 suggested donation.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education will hold a special board meeting Wednesday, June 6, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the conference room. The purpose of the meeting will be for the board to enter executive session to discuss personnel and contract issues.

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Car shows set for next two weekends in Westport, Elizabethtown By Keith Lobdell

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WESTPORT — A pair of car shows for good causes will be taking place over the next two weekends. The first will take place Saturday, June 2, at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. The Second Annual Essex County Fair Classic Car show will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and will feature a classic car show, four-wheel drive truck show and motorcycle rally. According to organizers, the show, “is a benefit show with half of the proceeds going to Fitzpatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh and half going to the Essex County Fair building fund.”

The Essex County Agricultural Society makes improvements to buildings on the fair grounds each year, including the construction of a new dairy barn and other improvements happening this year. Admission for the show is $3 per person, which includes the car show, a PAC wrestling show at 3 p.m. (grandstand area) and live music throughout the day. There will also be local food vendors, craft vendors, raffles and 50/50 drawing. plus at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in each category for all three shows. Those attending will also have the chance to vote for their favorite vehicles. Entry fee for car and driver is $10. The rain date for the Essex County Fair Car Show is Sunday, June 3. The following Saturday, June 9, the Adirondack History Center Museum and Essex

Cars lined up during last years car show at the Essex County Fairgrounds, which will be held this Saturday. Photo by Keith Lobdell

An antique 1928 Model A Ford, driven by George Jaques, will be one of the featured vehicles at the Raging Rivers Rally in Elizabethtown.

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WADHAMS — On June 17, the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. will hold the Second Annual Boquet River Duck Derby to benefit the fire Company's Community Fund. These funds are used to help local families in need. There will be three cash prizes this year — $250, $100 and $50 — for the first three ducks to cross the finish line. There will be many additional prizes provided by local businesses and artists. Ducks are $5 per entry and can be purchased from any Wadhams Fire Company member, Dogwood Bread Company, or at the Strawberry Festival on the day of the event. The Duck Derby will take place at 3 p.m., at the bridge in Wadhams.

WESTPORT — The Westport Heritage “Open” House Celebration will take place Wednesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m., to celebrate the restoration of the building and grounds and launch a campaign for public use of the beautiful and multipurpose spaces. There appetizers and desserts will be provided by Westport restaurants and delis and our committee members. The committee asks that visitors arrive at 5:30 p.m., as the event is structured around a tour of the building to show off each space. The Depot Theatre will be providing blue grass music on the new patio. Key Winds Trio will play a brief program in the chapel which is prized for its brilliant acoustics at 5:30 p.m., and a reception will follow in the

County Historical Society will host the first Raging Rivers Rally, an antique and classic car show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show will feature pre-1970 restored and maintained vehicles such as muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods and more. The vintage cars will be exhibited directly behind the pavilion off Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown. One featured vehicle will be driven by George Jaques of Keene Valley, who will attend with his 1928 Model A Ford Depot Hack. According to organizers, the event will also include, “food, entertainment, a raffle and music. DaCy Meadow Farm will be on site offering a farm fresh picnic and barbecue. Beer and wine will be available on the grounds. There will also be a raffler with a chance of winning a $1,000 gas card and oth-

er prizes.” Along with the cars and festivities, the History Center Museum will also be opened and unveiling the exhibit “Raging Rivers Flood Photo Exhibit,” which, “tells the story of the destruction and devastation that was experienced in the region as a result of not only Tropical Storm Irene.” Photographers featured in the exhibit include Nathan Farb, Carl Heilman II, Nancie Battaglia, Jack LaDuke and Naj Wikoff. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but for those participating in the car show, exhibit fee registration is $10 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Car owners are asked to register with Margaret Gibbs, Director, Adirondack History Center Museum at echs@adkhistorycenter.org or 873-6466.

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Students learn about environment at CCE Field Days in Westport By Keith Lobdell

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Bridge Continued from page 1 to a New York State Department of Transportation spokesperson Carol Breen. The current bridge will be replaced with a new concrete structure and will have a total construction cost of about $1.3 million. The construction will begin June 4 and will reduce the traffic on the bridge to alternating one way. The project’s completion date is set for late November. To prepare for the construction, DOT has installed two temporary traffic lights on either side of the bridge. Breen said it is important for drivers to take notice of the “No Turn on Red” for the traffic light at the intersection of Route 73 and Route 9N. “It’s important that drivers obey the traffic law to eliminate a possible head-on collisions on the bridge,” Breen said. Keene Town Supervisor William Ferebee said the bridge repair is a much needed project to ensure driver ’s safety. The bridge was included in the state’s overall Capital Program based on its deteriorating condition. “This bridge needs to be replaced to remain

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n recent decades, life in the Adirondacks — particularly in the remote areas — has become challenging for yearround residents. With traditional Adirondack-based industries hampered by competition from overseas and tightened government regulations, goodpaying jobs have disappeared. Our communities shrank due to limited employment opportunities. School enrollments diminished across the Adirondacks by more than 30 percent as families moved out to seek a more promising future. These trends, confirmed several years ago by the Adirondack Park Regional Assessment Project report, raised alarm over how many Adirondack communities are threatened. There is a prevailing force, however, that has been working in the opposite direction. Innovation. It’s a matter of exploring revolutionary approaches and devising out-of-the-box solutions to long-standing problems. There are plenty of examples of how such an approach has proven successful. This week, Newcomb Central School scheduled a dinner to celebrate their largest enrollment in 25 years — 101 students, a record in recent years. Only six years ago, their K-12 enrollment was 55, down from about 400 several decades ago. Back in 2006, the school administrators, under the leadership of School Superintendent Clark “Skip” Hults, didn’t resign themselves to impending extinction. Instead, they devised a program of recruiting international students who have traditionally sought out private schools in the U.S. The program has been wildly successful, bringing additional income into the school district while enriching the educational experience for local children through boosted cultural diversity. Based on the success of the program, the school administrators are now seeking to establish a dormitory, or secure student housing by the conversion of existing residences. Such a move could boost the district’s revenue by $1 million, or about 20 percent, offering relief to local taxpayers. The Newcomb district’s revolutionary thinking goes further than hosting international students and a residential program. The district is also drafting a program through which students can graduate from Newcomb Central with both a high school

diploma and a two-year college degree. Forty-four miles southeast, another example of ingenuity shows a lot of promise for remote Adirondack communities and their economic revival. Broadband access — seen as crucial to tourism and economic development as well as local residents’ quality of life — has been regarded as economically unfeasible due to the burdensome cost of infrastructure needed to provide broadband for a meager population spread over mountainous terrain. But in Thurman, town officials decided to shoulder some risks and innovate. The town is partnering with a Chestertown-based entrepreneur to bring broadband to its 1,200 residents, most of whom rely on near-useless dial-up. The Thurman town board voted several weeks ago to commit $20,000 to testing cutting-edge “white space” technology which would broadcast data over unused frequencies traditionally reserved for analog television transmission. The project, which has gained national attention, holds a promise of affordably connecting its citizens to the Internet, now seen as a virtual necessity of modern life. While there’s a considerable amount that’s been accomplished in reviving our economies, more challenges lie ahead. Most of our communities’ downtowns still host too many vacant buildings — idle primarily due to the high cost of heating and cooling as well as burdensome taxation. While Chestertown is struggling with how to revive rows of empty storefronts, their town government is taking action on exploring ways of slashing the cost of heating its own facilities through the use of wood chips or pellets.Already, the town government has installed arrays of solar panels to provide electricity and cut its utility costs. Such technologies could help efforts to revitalize our downtowns, experts have said. All these examples demonstrate that innovative thinking can overcome the longstanding problems we face in the Adirondacks — and we at Denton Publications hail the practice. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to denpubs@denpubs.com

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fet, considered by many to be ommunity newspaone of the smartest business pers are not mass people in American history, media. They are spent $142 million dollars to narrowly focused in a tight purchase a collection of newsgeographical region and are papers. The secret of Buffet’s involved in covering the success is his knack for finding everyday activities of the resvalue in investments that less idents they serve. Everything astute observers overlook. One from the local school kids of his investment strategies is and school boards to commuin buying businesses that pronity volunteers and local vide good value to customers Dan Alexander politicians. Local folks and and fill an important need in Thoughts from what they are doing is what the market. Upon making his community newspapers like Behind the Pressline recent newspaper purchase he the one you’re holding in noted: “newspapers are still primary in many your hand are all about. areas. They still tell me something primary You can imagine our surprise recently that I can’t find elsewhere. In towns and cities when the Fireman’s Association of the State of where there is a strong sense of community, New York (FASNY), after being awarded a $4 there is no more important institution than million dollar grant from the US Department the local paper.” of Homeland Security to recruit new volunObviously you and I understand and beteer firefighters, choose not to use any of lieve in what Mr. Buffet said or you wouldn’t those dollars in this medium. We were told be reading this column. Newspapers are a community newspapers were in the original valuable institution even after 400 years in exproposal, but were scratched because: “it is istence and despite all the rhetoric newspaharder to recruit volunteer firefighters bepers will still be here long after the relatively cause as people they have become more monew social media infatuation has passed. bile and less attached to their communities.” While television might be a popular enterCome again? Volunteer firefighters are less tainment medium the ratings have become attached to their community yet they are willvery diluted over the years. In 1957 the highing to put their lives on the line for their est rated television show ever to air was an “I neighbors in the event of a house fire? Do you Love Lucy” episode, which in 1953 scored a understand that logic? It makes absolutely no 71.6 percent home viewing. Today, “American sense to me, but then again so many opinions Idol” is the favorite among 18 to 35-year-olds swirling around these days don’t have much and it reaches only 13 percent of the televibasis in simple common sense. sion households. In comparison, our commuFASNY through the advice of a city-based nity newspapers are mailed to every home advertising agency will spend the entire adand consistently score a readership in the 80 vertising campaign on cable television, radio percent range since we began measuring in and hundreds of billboards.  They also plan to 1997. have a presence on Facebook and Twitter beIt is of vital concern that our volunteer fire cause they are targeting less attached 18 to 35departments attract new members. It is also year-olds. of concern that our local community news orVolunteer firefighters — and their family ganizations remain intact and viable. Pop culand friends — are among our most loyal ture and real life will meet head on as this rereaders. Volunteer firefighters are as big a cruiting campaign hits the markets later this part of the local fabric as is this community year. We sincerely hope both community newspaper. If your house is on fire, you don’t services are valued and strengthened for the call the nearest city fire department nor send benefit of the many lives they each touch. a post to your Facebook or Twitter account. The same holds true when you’ve got a local Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton news story you go directly to your local Publications. He may be reached at newspaper. dan@denpubs.com Recently the “sage of Omaha” Warren Buf-

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Response to column To the Valley News: In answer to the question posed by the editorial, “Is health care moving in the right direction?”, I could have answered, “NO,” without much of any effort to dig into what would come next in the discussion. Our medical system is broke, and as big a change as the legislation Obama signed seems, it doesn’t scratch the surface to get to all the major ailments. Truly, though, I don’t see how legislation, which guarantees insurance to all DenPub employees and saves $100,000 for a small business in the process, is eroding American freedoms. If ANYTHING ought to be an entitlement, should it not be medical care? I understand there is a huge potential downslide incurred by resorting to big government entitlements, and the money has to come from our pockets, ultimately. Nevertheless, it seems to me that social security and unemployment insurance, for examples, are almost Godsends, or our whole country would be in the throes of deep agony of all sorts, right now. So, what freedom would we be gaining by eliminating those entitlements—or guaranteed medical insurance for more people? I really don’t get it. I don’t know what we should do, really. But, I value attempts made in a positive direction, no matter how small. If I could see something concrete being lost as a result of this itsy bitsy step in the right direction, I might not go for it, either, but… $100,000 further in the black for a small business somehow still seems like a good thing to me I appreciate the detail laid out in this editorial; it provides the substance needed for a good dialog. Don Austin Elizabethtown

Fourth preperations To the Valley News: Chief Lansing and his Merry band of Parade Planners have been busy at work organizing the Essex 4th of July Festivities. A Fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 3, off Mason's Point. A titillating old fashioned parade will step off Southbound onto State Route 22 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, from the Block House Road ( Catholic Church ). Following the parade the equally crowd pleasing fun filled family oriented Durant games will begin on Begg's Point along with the usual Fireman's gourmet food booth. Numerous other events are in the preliminary planning stages by various groups. Come join in the fun whether as a spectator or as a participant. Penelope the Clown and the Police Pipes and Drums of Plattsburgh, under the direction of Pipe Major James Godfrey; retired NYSP have already signed on. Anyone desiring to enter or having a question, pls call Chief Lansing or Wayne Bailey at 963-4060. Hope to see you all there! Wayne Bailey Essex

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Planning input sought To the Valley News: Last year the town of Elizabethtown applied for and received a Smart Growth Grant to update our town’s comprehensive plan. As rule of thumb, comprehensive plans should be updated every five years or so. Our plan has not been updated in over 30 years! In all, the process will take about two years to complete. It will entail a townwide survey, compilation of data, mapping, public hearings and many, many meetings. Through a public participation process, community members can help build consensus for a vision of our town’s future. Planning will protect our town by encouraging proper development, maintaining and enhancing the character of our community and helping to ensure the sense of place and community that is Elizabethtown. After a series of workshops, public meeting notices will be published in this paper and throughout town, and everyone is encouraged to participate. This is an opportunity for all of us to work together and to have a say in our town’s future. So stay tuned and get involved! Failing to plan is planning to fail. Evelyn Hatch Vice-chair Elizabethtown Planning Board

Thanks to EMS workers To the Valley News: As a physician and community member, I offer my sincere thanks to the local EMS personnel. Anyone who has ever had to dial 9-1-1 or be rushed to the emergency room with a lifethreatening problem has firsthand knowledge of the skill, dedication and unique expertise that the local emergency medical services team provides. As a physician, I appreciate the care afforded to those with medical emergencies by our local EMS personnel. EMS workers perform in incredibly stressful situations. They help people who are often severely injured, facing death, in pain and terrified. They assess victims and perform life-saving procedures; while remaining calm and focused in the process.  EMS professionals are available 24 hours a day; they work all night long, on holidays and during family celebrations to serve our community.  Our emergency room relies on the skill of EMS workers. Their work begins “at the scene”, taking care of people, providing infor-

mation to the hospital, beginning the life-saving treatment required and then delivering those patients to the emergency department. They are truly on medicine’s “front line.” I am proud to be associated with this incredible group of people. We can’t thank our EMS partners enough for their commitment. I ask that you join me and Elizabethtown Community Hospital in celebrating and thanking our local EMS teams. Dr. Rob DeMuro, medical director Elizabethtown Community Hospital

EMS workers important To the Valley News: Last week, EMS Week offered Elizabethtown Community Hospital an opportunity to reflect on the important role of the EMS worker. Last week, this week, and every week, EMS workers deserve many thanks for all that they do. Each time I hear the fire whistle, the siren of an ambulance, each time I see a fire truck, and each time I hear the rotors of a helicopter outside the hospital, I think about about this group of incredibly special people who rush to help our community members during their time of greatest need. EMS workers arrive exactly when they’re needed the most, ready to give their best to those who are sick, injured, in pain and terrified. Living in a rural community, EMS workers – volunteers, most of them – are friends, neighbors, co-workers and community members. Their response to medical emergencies, accidents, fires, and other (often) dangerous situations, ensures that people ultimately receive the medical care that they need. On behalf of Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s board of directors, administration, management and all staff members, I’d like to extend our thanks to each and every EMS worker. Thanks for your time, dedication, compassion, commitment and devotion to the community. Our organization understands exactly how EMS workers contribute to quality patient care. Everyone affiliated with this hospital gives our unwavering respect and support. We know that each and every one of you will continue to give us your best. ECH is proud to be your partner in health care. Rod Boula, CEO Elizabethtown Community Hospital

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o clarify a recent article and “disbelief” expressed both at the County meeting and in comments online: New York State closed our old jail as outdated, dangerous and inadequate. We were paying between $500,000 and $750,000 per year to house overflow inmates out of county in addition to transportation to and from courts. As such, the county was forced to build a new facility or face between $1 and $2 million per year in boarding costs and transportation. Upon the recommendation of experts who studied incarceration trends, the county elected to build a 120 bed facility that would handle Essex County needs for the next 30 years. With taxpayers in mind, we planned to fill beds not needed for Essex County’s immediate needs with boarders from other jurisdictions to generate revenue. Between the fall of 2008 and the end of April 2012, we have brought $4.665 million dollars into Essex County coffers from these boarders. Yes, the building was one of the largest expenditures in Essex County history. But it also includes the county 9-1-1 center and a wing for the New York State Police who pay a significant amount of rent for their space. My point at the recent meeting was that the Correctional Facility exists for Essex County inmates and is staffed in accordance with New York State standards. In

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the absence of boarders, we would still have the bond and staff for Essex County inmates. Inmate housing generates cost. That cost is in food, clothing, hygiene supplies and such. EXCLUDING the base cost of the jail which Essex County had to build and staff anyway, I took any costs related to inmate services and developed a cost per day per inmate. We had over 29,000 inmate days in 2011, given the entire cost of food and related inmate costs, this translates to a cost of $7.92 per day per inmate for our entire inmate population. In other words, each inmate through the door, costs you, the taxpayer an additional $7.92 per day to feed, clothe, provide for personal hygiene and building cleaning. When applied to the 13,870 days that boarder inmates spent in Essex County in 2011, the additional costs for boarders amounted to slightly less than $110,000. In return, we were able to bring in revenue of $1.323 million dollars. Our officers have taken on this additional work load without any additional compensation and are doing an impressive and professional job as well. We also have a stake in this as we are residents and taxpayers too. Naturally, this does not include the staffing, bond or utilities as that was not my intent. Consider the costs of your local hotel/motel. Regardless of whether there are 5 rooms rented or 100 rooms rented,

you still need to pay a mortgage, a desk clerk, an accountant, cleaning staff, maintenance people, etc. With more rooms rented the costs for laundry and cleaning increase but nowhere near the revenue from room rentals. With increased revenue, the net costs then decrease. My net budget for 2011 is less than 2007 when we were boarding out inmates and very close to 2008 net. My intent was to answer the oft repeated question as to whether the boarders were “worth it”. Moving from an unsafe 19th century jail to a modern facility was necessary. Now we are doing the best we can for the county with our resources.Without boarders, my annual budget would be reduced by that $110,000 but in return, we would not be bringing in that $1.3 million to ease the tax burden on the citizens of Essex County either. I was elected by you, the people of Essex County to provide a fiscally responsible level of service, both in public safety and in incarcerating those ordered here by the courts. With 35 years of experience with the Sheriff ’s Office, rising from Deputy Sheriff through the ranks to Sheriff, I have experience in the operations and budgeting of this agency. I believe I have done my best to both provide public safety services to the people of the county and to run the correctional facility in the manner that will be the least burden on the taxpayer as well. Richard Cutting Essex County Sheriff

ot too many years ago, it seemed that there was a common understanding about parenting. Parents offered shelter, food, clothes and nurturing. Parents disciplined children as they saw fit, including corporal punishment at times. Parents guided their children KidsByCount along a path that would Scot Hurlburt end up in their children doing a little better than them and to otherwise lead a lawful and productive life. Not only did parents have a common understanding of their role, most youth also had a common understanding of their roles. Get an education, employment, marriage, children and a yearly vacation just like mom and dad. Back in the day fathers were not terribly involved; a man of my Dad’s generation who changed diapers and bathed the babies would have been seen as very odd. Father’s primary roles were as the bread winner and the disciplinarian. Now fathers are involved in all aspects of childcare and in most households the work would not get done as so many mothers work outside the home. Most parents no longer employ corporal punishment but instead reason with their children when disputes or difficulties arise. Years ago, the traditional family was reinforced in the media and popular culture. The Walton’s, the Wonder Years and Happy Days were a few examples of the strengths of television shows with mom and dad squarely at the head of the family structure. Today, few mainstream televisions shows or popular movies do much to support the traditional view of the family. So many examples of shows exist that undermine family unity, family values and family stability that it would be difficult to choose one, though many contemporary reality shows come to mind. The media has helped to redefine youthful aspiration and what success is. Many young people today might feel very successful if a video they did went viral or they were on a reality show. These aspirations are a titanic departure from a success definition twenty or more years ago. While there is much light in the modern definition of family, there is also much darkness in my estimation. The media has redefined broken homes as normal, maybe this development is good as children or adults should not be punished or stigmatized for such developments. These messages may be part of a larger phenomenon where the issue of permanency is being challenged. Many children have seen parents lose their jobs; lose their pensions or health insurance. As we continue to experience high divorce rates and job losses, children may be learning that the loyalties that existed in marriage or between employer and employee are only temporary. These factors may contribute to an ever expanding philosophy of I am going to get mine and I don’t really care what happens to you. In a culture where winning at all costs is the dominant theme, there are too many losers and to many outsiders. As parents work more hours for less pay, as is the pattern now, children are more and more being left to their own devices. Technological devices very often are filling the void. As children experience the world more and more at a technological distance, they further remove themselves from their parents, people who did not and cannot experience this dramatic change in the way humans communicate. In addition, the essential nature of families has changed. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that for the first time in American history, married couples are in the minority at 49%. Clearly, we are a culture that is in transition, possibly on a level that may be unprecedented. While the style of parenting has changed, the environment in which parents must act as parents has changed as well. Many of these influences create uncertainty. Financial questions abound, will there be a job to stabilize the home. Will there be enough money for extracurricular events and later attending college? At the same time, many parents are wondering if they will ever retire as retirement accounts are at the mercy of the stock market and the long dark shadows cast over social security are getting darker and longer. Still, with all the changes and uncertainty, one certainty remains. Give your time and affection to your children talk to them peacefully and reasonably and you will have done as many parents have done across time, done the best that they could for their children. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at Hurlburt@wildblue.net.


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hope everyone had an excellent Memorial Day with our gorgeous weather! This first weekend in June is very busy and continues into the week. If you're a golfer, you need to register by Friday, June 1, for the "North Country SPCA's Blind Animal Foundation Golf Tournament". The Cobble Hill Golf Course is sponsoring the four person scramble on Sunday, June 3, with a "9 a.m. Shotgun Start". For more information contact Kevin at 873-2520, 563-5230 or call the golf course directly at 873-9974. Saturday, June 2, appears to be the busiest of days! Starting at Memorial/Windsor Park with a "Day of Support for Horace Nye". Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be music, guest speakers, balloon release and refreshments. Come out to meet the residents, their families and the staff of the Horace Nye Nursing Home. Next, at the "Essex County Fairgrounds", there's a classic car show, 4-wheel drive truck show and motorcycle rally. The event opens at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., the rain date is Sunday, June 3. This is a benefit show, for the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh and the Essex County Fair Building

Fund. Admission is $3 each. Did you or someone you know enter the "Champlain Area Trails Travel Writing Contest"? Brain Mann from North Country Radio, will be announcing the winner(s) and presenting the prizes at the Block House Farm in Essex from 4 to 5 p.m. If you pre-register it's $15, $20 at the door. Contact CATS at 962-2287 for more information. School's out soon! The "ElizabethtownLewis Youth Commission Summer Program" registration is Tuesday, June 5, and Monday, June 11, in the ELCS conference room at 6:30 p.m. Contact Paul Pulsifer at 873-2682 or by email at psunyking@hotmail.com for more information. ACAP is continuing their "After School Program for ELCS Students". Open enrollment is Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. Join them for character and academic enrichment, arts and crafts, field trips, fun and games. For more details call ACAP at 873-3207, ext. 234 or 249. Also this week, on Wednesday, June 6, stop by the "Horace Nye Craft Fair" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and "Michigan Sale" from 10: 30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Lisa Loveday 873-3575.

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received an email from J. Rodney Stone, the Flag Day Chairman of the Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072. This year ’s annual Flag Day Service will be Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Veterans’ Park in Keeseville weather permitting. Last year ’s service was very well attended and an extremely wonderful event, and this year should be all that much more a memorable event after all the work that has been put into Veteran’s Park over the year. If the weather is not cooperating than the services will be held at the pavilion at the back of the Elk’s Lodge. Of course this event is open to the public and a truly wonderful experience where spectators will see our flag truly honoured as well as learn the history of the flag and many interesting facts about this important symbol of our country. Many thanks to the Elks for putting together such an important event so well. I managed to get to the opening weekend of Big Daddy’s BBQ at Pleasant Corners Restaurant and had a great time as

usual. If you enjoy barbeques make sure to go there Friday through Sunday. Summer is practically here and I’ve been quiet about my yard as it has been its usual jungle that I’m sure my neighbours are just thrilled about, but thanks to a great Memorial Day weekend I managed to get the jungle tamed (or more accurately, my son and a friend did the taming!) and saw a lot of work around Keeseville at the same time. I really need to do some research and see how our community has changed and developed over the years from Ander ’s Falls to the Keeseville I know and love. Now that Memorial Day weekend is past us local students are on their final stretch before ending another school year and starting summer vacation. I wish the best of luck to all students with their studies and to all athletes finishing up their seasons with qualifiers and state championships. This is the first time in over ten years that I’m not part of that energy and I do miss it. Again, best of luck to all students, faculty and staff of all our local schools.

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wo weeks ago it was EMS Week, which may have had something to do with the flurry of EMS calls we've had recently—at one point last week, we had four calls in a 24-hour period. We were a little strapped, since our captain, Ben Sudduth, was away serving his country in the National Guard, and he is a frequent responder. Fortunately, we also have some new members in the ambulance squad, and it was great to see new faces on those and other calls. Sheera Broderick, who's also a Wadhams firefighter, is now on the ambulance squad, as are Virginia Dorsey, Diane Dodd, and Bill Dodd. It's great to see new members coming in—some younger, some older, some experienced, some less so. None of that really matters so much. What they share is an eagerness to help, and that, of course, is the main thing. Hopefully, some of these new members will eventually take the course to certify as EMTs, although that doesn't really matter so much either. As I've observed before, you don't have to be an EMT to help. You can still perform an important

role as an attendant, or even decide to qualify as a driver. Every ambulance run needs at least an EMT, and attendant, and a driver. It always surprises me to realize that many people don't know that emergency response in Westport relies entirely on volunteers, whether in the fire department or the ambulance squad. And that means people like Sheera, Virginia, Diane, and Bill. People who live right here—they are your friends, neighbors, and family members. In the old days, the fire department and ambulance squad had a waiting list. Those days are long gone and we urgently need new members. If you're interested in helping, I hope you'll consider joining. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have at the e-mail address above. Next week I'll have full details on the Duck Derby on June 17, to support the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company. Cash prizes are $250, $100, and $50, plus many others, and it's only five bucks a duck. Meantime, buy your tickets at Dogwood Bread Company or from any Wadhams firefighter.

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his week, the NCPCA would like to remind you of our exciting event; “Artists for Animals,” an art show hosted by The Lake Placid Center for the Arts to benefit our shelter, from June 1 through 16. The show’s theme is “works of art with animals in mind,” and features paintings, drawings, sculpture, and other media by national and local artists. All art is available 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. www.LakePlacidArts.org. 5232512). Everyone is welcome; the exhibit is suitable for children. We would like to thank the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and the many artists presenting their work at the show, for their support of this benefit. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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he season is off to a great start with the Memorial Day weekend, many of our seasonal residents are getting their places open for the summer. Ethel’s Dew Drop In is now open and every time I pass by the parking lot is full. There seems to be so many activities around, it would be hard to take even a small portion of them in, yard and garage sales, movies, events at the Willsboro lanes, the Furniture warehouse open and sales. A couple of open houses for property up for sale. Some burials for loved ones that passed away this winter; one special one was a parade of tractors that escorted Spencer Stafford’s Jr.’s body to the cemetary. Several restaurants are open once again like Bay View Inn and Old Dock House and hard to believe that Johnny’s Sports Bar was celebrating their 1st year anniversary this past weekend. The traditional Memorial Day Ceremony always draws a large crowd and they do a great job of honoring our veterans. Many families are proud to celebrate the college graduations of members in their family. Amie Boardman graduated in the Nursing Field; she is the daughter of Curtis & Lisa Boardman. Ann Choate’s grandson Brian Thaboult graduated from Montana State University; he is the son of Jan & Chet Thaboult. My granddaughter Sarah Allen the daughter of Jim & Debbie Allen also recently gradu-

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Horace Nye Continued from page 1 study of the organizations had helped her clear her mind on some issues. “I had not made up my mind, and I am the only one that is going to have to make this decision in my town,” Bartley said. “I respect the residents and the employees, but I have to do what is best for the town of Elizabethtown. After this visit, I very much believe in them and am sleeping more comfortably at night.” The sub-committee, led by chairman and Lewis Supervisor David Blades, presented the findings of his group during a special task force committee meeting May 29 following the monthly Ways and Means Committee meeting. “Each one of us discussed it..., and we all felt that the Centers for Specialty Care would be the best fit for Essex County,” Blades said. Blades explained the work that his group did during their visits to several nursing home and care facilities operated by the three organizations that had placed bids on Horace Nye: Centers for Specialty Care based in New York City; Gerald Wood, CPA, out of Nassau County and Elliot Management Group out of Rockland County. The committee was comprised of supervisors Blades, Bartley and Sue Montgomery Corey of Minerva, along with Horace Nye nurse Sabrina Westover, county Office for the Aging Director Patty Bashaw and Beers. Each of the members of the task force spoke highly of their experiences at the four sites owned by Centers for Specialty Care. Corey specifically addressed the question of Medicaid patients, which she did not believe would be a problem. “Medicaid patients were most of the beds, and they are committed to doing the same thing if they are to come here,” Corey said. After the presentation, County

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that our fallen heroes sacrificed must be remembered.” According to Smith, 126 members of the NYSP have been killed on duty, with 13 of those members serving in Troop B at the time of their deaths. At the service were the parents of the two most recent troopers killed in action, Lawrence P. Gleason, who was killed Feb. 11, 2002, while responding to a complaint in Crown Point; and Shawn W. Snow, who was killed when struck by an electrical current on Aug. 3, 2008. Chippendale’s name joined Gleason’s and Snow’s as part of a Memorial at the headquarters, where the names of 12 of the 13 troopers killed in Troop B are etched in stone. Those names also include James A. Skiff (May 25, 1920), Martin E. Ryan (Nov. 25, 1931), Theophilus Gaines (Jan. 15, 1932), William O. Johnson (April 12, 1945 - killed in WWII), Arthur “Leo” LaCroix (July 4, 1954), Ronald J. Donahue (May 23, 1959), John S. Kelley (Dec. 2, 1960), Charles W. Perkins (Oct. 26, 1967) and Thomas L. Pryme (July 24, 1982). The 13th Troop B casualty was Peter J. Formosa, who died Jan. 13, 1943. The ceremony included a wreath laying at the memorial, the unveiling of the stone honoring Chippendale, a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” After the ceremony, those in attendance, including many retired members of the force, attended a luncheon at the sta-

Top, members of New York State Police Troop B salute during the playing of Taps. Above, the laying of the memorial wreath. Right, Trooper Matthew Carniglia of Lewis stands with his K-9, Dale. Dale was named after Raymond J. Chippendale, who was honored at the Troop B Memorial Service May 23. The State Police name K-9 dogs after fallen servicemen and women. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Keeseville residents question dissolution team at public meeting By Keith Lobdell

while the consultants were doing their job, he would rather hear from those who would be in the municipalities once the planning stages were over. “I want to hear more from the people who will manage this area and these towns after the dissolution or the results of the study,” Loreman said. Chesterfield resident Jay Frank said that he was concerned that only village residents would have the chance to vote on the matter of dissolution. “Positive or negative, it still has an effect on the towns of Ausable and Chesterfield,” Frank said. “We should all have a say.” The committee will next meet at the end of June to finalize the study and possibly choose an option to move forward on a draft dissolution plan.

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Consultants Peter Fairweather and Tim Weidmann talk to the 53 residents of the towns of Chesterfield and Ausable along with the village of Keeseville who attended the second public meeting of the Keeseville Dissolution Committee. Photo by Keith Lobdell forward and residents vote, with the second being the board votes to not pursue dissolution. The third option, which was brought up by some in the audience, was to file a voter petition to force a vote. Weidmann said that while there may be some who want to force the issue now, it is best to wait until the town has a plan in place. “In order to have the vote, the state says that you need to have this plan,” he said. “It is better to do it this way then make the village work on a much tighter timeline.” Several commented on the turnout at the meeting, with only around 60 in attendance in a village of approximately 2,100 residents. “Not all of the people here are from the village,” village resident Don Loreman said. “They are the ones that need to be here so they know what is going on.” “It was a very nice, informative meeting,” village resident Lola Lopez said. “I

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Below, Peter Fairweather writes down questions asked by those in attendance at the Keeseville Dissolution Committee public meeting. Photo by Keith Lobdell

know that there are some other ideas out there that need to be brought to this forum, though.” “We have received lots of input and are always looking for more,” Weidmann said. “Keep getting the word out and hopefully we will have an even bigger turnout next time.” Loreman said during the meeting that

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Willsboro students to perform Aladdin Jr. By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com WILLSBORO — “A Whole New World,” is going to shine over the students at Willsboro Central School. Disney’s stage adaptation of the 1992 animated film Aladdin will be brought to life on stage June 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and a special performance on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the school auditorium. The play will feature elementary school students in Kindergarten through sixthgrade and has three Assistant directors from seventh and eighth-grade. Play director, Willsboro science and reading teacher Derrick A. Hopkins, said the play is a minimized version of the original script. Designed by Disney, Aladdin Jr. is written to be easier for smaller children who might be acting in their first play. “It’s the story every one’s heard of and knows but scaled back for easier dialogue to be easier for kids to understand and to act out,” Hopkins said. The play is packed with the original songs and dance routines. With the help of AmieLaurie Lemieux as choreographer, student’s clad in bohemian vests and genie costumes dance together and sing in unison. The play is expected to run about 30 minutes, Hopkins said. Students have practiced for the past five weeks, holding two hour rehearsals. The short rehearsals are meant to ease the students into the routine of participating in a play. “We do our high school play in the fall and when spring comes and the kindergarteners have had a good eight months to get comfortable with their school schedule, we like to have this play to give them time to learn about what it means to be in a play,” Hopkins said. “This way they can start to really enjoy it and hopefully grow to love doing it.” The play is not only a good way to get the little ones involved in the performing arts, but to learn what it means to lead a performance. Hopkins said he has three students

who act as assistant directors who help run lines with students, organize props and do all the things the director does. “This maximizes everyone’s time, they’ve been here from the beginning and can help by running lines with the kids who aren’t on stage and keeping things organized,” Hopkins said. “They are a great help, it’s really nice to have an extra set of eyes ears and hands and it’s a good learning experience for them.” Claudia Russell, mother of actors Madison and Jameson Russell, said her kids have had a lot of fun working on the play “My kids are really excited about the play and all the kids have seen Aladdin 100 times over.,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to participate in a theater program like this.” Fifth-grader Olivia Willsboro Students: Oliver Lee as Aladdin, Mackenzie Martin as the Avis the Magic Carpet and Joelle Steeves as the Genie rehearse Politi said she’s had a lot a scene from the upcoming play “Aladdin Kids”. Photo by Katherine Clark of fun working on this play after working on other plays at the school such as The Sound of Music in the fall. “It’s a lot of silly fun and I like how we do silly dances and a lot of singing, me and my friends have a lot of fun,” Politi said. The performance should have a little something for all audience members, Hopkins said, and is sure to be fun for all who attend. “The audience is going to have a great time and see their kids be engrossed in theater and dancing,” Hopkins said. “They’ll keith@denpubs.com have a ball, the little ones will have a ball and ELIZABETHTOWN — Added hours and programs will be part of an expanded sumeveryone will enjoy the show.” mer program offered by the Elizabethtown and Lewis Youth Commissions. “It’s the same old program, but with some twists,” said director Paul Pulsifer. “The hours have expanded to 4 p.m. in the afternoon to help with parent pickup, and there will be lots of new activities and that’s exciting for us.” Pulsifer said that there will be a science component to the summer program which will look at rockets and volcanoes, among other things. Other interactive programs will include a digital photography course which was funded through a Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match grant. “We have had this program before, but this year we are adding an advance program for those who have already taken it,” Pulsifer said. Students will also have the chance to participate in arts and crafts, with a year-end art show for parents. They will also have the chance to create their own newsletter, which will be sent home to families. There will be weekly field trips to places like the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and Willsborough Lanes for bowling. Students will also have the chance to be involved with sports, including golf, tennis, baseball, soccer and basketball. The youth commission is holding two registration days in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Conference Room, on Tuesday, June 5 and Monday, June 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration materials will be available that evening and anyone interested should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record. A $25 activity fee (per child) payable to the ELYC will also be collected upon registration to help cover the costs of out-of-camp trips. The program, open to children currently in Kindergarten to sixth grade, will run from July 2 to Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at ELCS. Please contact Pulsifer at 873-2682 or via email at psunyking@hotmail.com with any questions or for more information.

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Adirondack History Museum sets schedule for the summer season

•Worked/Wild (now through Oct. 8) - a multimedia and interactive exhibit with photographs, paintings, objects, memoirs, and videos reflecting the people, the environment, and the social structure of Essex County and the Adirondack region. Community members actively participated in identifying the exhibition themes. The exhibit has received an Award of Merit, the highest honor given by Museumwise, a statewide museum organization. •Raging River Flood Photographs (June 9 through Oct. 8) - a photo and video exhibition displays historic photographs from past floods and contemporary photographs from the 2011 Tropical Storm Irene and Lake Champlain floods. Photographers include

GOP to meet ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Republican Committee will hold a State Petition meeting on June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Essex County Board of Supervisors Room, Elizabethtown.

Norris Dolly Memorial set ELIZABETHTOWN — Cobble Hill Golf Course is hosting a four-person scramble on Sunday, June 24, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds will go to the Norris and Mary Dolly Scholarship Fund.

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Social Center plans trip ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center, in conjunction with North

ing River Flood Photo Exhibit Opening, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. •E-town Weekend: Old Time E-towners at Work and Play Historic Slide Show and Lecture by Margaret Bartley, Sunday July 22, 3 p.m.  author, historian, and Elizabethtown Supervisor Bartley continues to share her collection of old photos of Elizabethtown with the community. Her program for 2012, as part of the Elizabethtown Weekend celebration, features historic photos of people in Elizabethtown at work and at play. Donations benefit the restoration of the Elizabethtown Town Hall stained glass windows. •On the Trail of the Monitor, Crown Point and the American Civil War tour, Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. In collaboration with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) and the Penfield Homestead Museum, the Essex County Historical Society presents a tour in Crown Point exploring the history of the local iron mining industry and its role in the Civil War. The cost of the tour is discounted for Essex County Historical Society, Penfield Homestead Museum, and AARCH members with proceeds benefitting all three organizations. Reservations are required. •North Country Food Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A food festival at the museum featuring local food to kickoff Adirondack Harvest Week. In honor of Elizabeth H.W. Lawrence, festival partners

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Westport Central student wins Ron Serling film competition award By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com WESTPORT — A Westport student was awarded Best Director for a short film he videotaped. Dustin Schoenfeld, a sophomore at Westport Central School, was awarded Best Director at the Rod Serling Video Festival, a state-wide film competition for students. Schoenfeld’s short film was taped where he grew up in Chicago over spring break. The film shows a busy street scene, where his twin brother, Owen Schoenfeld, finds a coin on the sidewalk. When Owen’s character

flips the coin heads up everything goes in forward motion, but when the coin is flipped to tales everyone and everything moves backward. This is the second film competition Schoenfeld has entered. He said he was honored to win recognition for the piece. While making the film, Schoenfeld developed the full story line. Paul Mudie, video production teacher at Westport Central School, said Schoenfeld’s strenths as a filmmaker lie with his editing, his ability to lay out his ideas and visualize the end product. “I always love to play around with different techniques after I film something, and I like how things look when I reverse the

film,” he said. “I always wanted to use this effect but needed a good story line and I was inspired to have the coin determine the switch.” Mudie said Schoenfeld is a very talented individual in the area of film production and has a very good eye for editing. Mudie said Schoenfeld’s drive to constantly improve is what makes his work excellent. “Dustin works independently and is tremendously creative and talented in video production,” Mudie said. “I think Dustin has great potential and is only going to get better because he works at something he is passionate about.” The Rod Serling Video Festival premiered

in 1995 as a county-wide festival for students as a means to promote the use of video arts technology in area schools. The festival later opened to students throughout the state of New York. The Rod Serling Video Festival screening will air on WSKG Public Television Friday May 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. The premiere broadcast will be projected on a big screen at Binghamton High School. A short awards ceremony/reception will follow. Schoenfeld’s video will be viewable online at a later date. For more information about the video contest call festival personnel at (607) 762-8202.

Motocross track planned to be built in Ti, offering safety courses By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga area will soon have a dirt track for residents to use and take valuable rider safety courses. The town board approved Jeremy Treadway’s plans for the dirt track at their regular meeting on May 2. The facility will be located at 1207 state Route 9N behind the Treadway Car Wash. It will be open seven days a week and will be usable by riders of all ability levels. Rider and Safety courses will be offered as early as this summer and

will range from beginners to advanced rider courses. Joe Vilardo, a member of the planning board, said the board approved the plans for the track after Treadway provided engineering designs that would reduce sound and dust concerns. “There will be 10-foot berms built with trees on top to reduce the noise of the track,” Vilardo said. “They have gone above and beyond what we requested.” Chairman of the Planning Board, Lee Peters, said the board approved the plans with a special use permit dependent on meeting the sound maintenence

conditions and dust control. Peters said the track will be a benefit for the community. With a high population of all-terrain vehicle and dirt bike riders in the area, Peters said the track will fit the needs of the riders. “I think Jeremy has done a great job setting the plans for this project that will serve the community,” Peters said. Treadway has been making arrangements for the track’s construction over the past year and has just begun putting up the fences that will surround the track. Construction will begin as soon as the

ground is dry enough, he said. Treadway said he hopes the track will help stimulate local tourism and by next year he hopes to start holding competitions at the track. “There isn’t a track in a two-hour radius of here,” Treadway said. “Motocross is definitely a family sport everyone can get involved in and come for the day to ride and take the classes they need for safety.” With more people having a reason to come to Ticonderoga, Treadway said it would benefit his business and endorse visitors to stay and contribute to area businesses.

“If people are coming here with their families to practice and compete, they are going to eat at our restaurants, shop in our stores and stay in our hotels,” Treadway said. Treadway said he hopes the track will be a benefit to area youth. The track could serve as an alternative to getting into trouble. “Our facilities will be monitored at all times,”he said. “Our track will be substance free and very professional.” “Right now there is nothing around for the area kids to do and this could be something good for them to get involved with and inspire them to work hard

and have fun,” he said. Riders will have to bring their own motorcycles and have their bikes and equipment inspected by a Treadway or a staff member before entering the track. A rider less than 18years-old must have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times. I minor release form must be signed, completely filled out, and dated for youth to attend.

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Essex County supers accept new weighted vote numbers

North Country Telephone Exchange By Keith Lobdell Directory (518) keith@denpubs.com

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors has a new count when it comes to representative voting, with Jay moving into the coveted “top four.” Board members voted to adopt the new voting policy at their May 7 regular board meeting, which will go into effect at the July regular meeting. Under the representative voting system, each of the 18 Essex County town supervisors is assigned a number of votes based on their municipalities’ population, with a simple majority vote consisting of 2,921 votes split between the members. The distribution of the cotes are changed every 10 years as new census figures are released. North Elba continued to have the most number of votes, increasing from 481 to 520 votes. Ticonderoga, who has the second most votes, remained the same with 387. Moriah remained the third highest, adding four to total 355, while Jay moved passed Chesterfield, picking up 12 votes to total 202 as Chesterfield only added two votes to total

By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Ethics Board found Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee guilty of unethical behavior on May 24 after an investigation into his use of town fuel for a personal vehicle. The board investigation into the March 27 incident in which Ferebee fueled his personal vehicle with town gas had been under investigation by the board since it was first reported to them in early April. The incident was reported by Keene residents Donna Combs on April 6 and by Robin Lawrence on April 11. As a penalty for Ferebee’s actions, the Ethics Board will submit a letter of reprimand in his personal records. The board found his actions “undermined the public’s confidence in the government” and found him in violation of conflict of interest standards, saying, “No munici-

pal officer or employee may use or permit the use of municipal resources for personal or private purposes.” Combs said she was satisfied with the Ethics Board’s decision. Ferebee had confirmed that on Jan. 10, he was traveling on Route 73 en route to the Keene town office. Just before he got there, Ferebee said his vehicle began stalling because of a lack of fuel. He was able to get his vehicle to the lower town sand pit, where the town fuel tanks are located. At the pump, he filled his vehicle with 14 gallons of gas. During a town board meeting that night, Ferebee shared what had happened with councilmen in executive session. He was told to reimburse the town for the gas, which he did the next day, paying Town Clerk Ellen Estes $2.98 per gallon — the cost of gasoline paid by the town on state contract — for a total of $43.50.

Ferebee When Combs brought the matter to the attention of the Ethics Board, she said she was not satisfied with how the Keene Town Board handled the incident. At their Feb. 14 meeting, town board members said they were satisfied with Ferebee’s quick admission and response. “We all agreed as a board that the incident should be reported to New York state audit and control and that (Ferebee) should send a letter to them and reimburse the town for the gas that was taken in the emergency situation,” Councilman

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town of Keene, and I hope people here can get past this instead of beating a dead horse. Ethics Board Chairman Michael Orticelle said Ferebee’s case alerted the Ethics Board to a discrepancy in the Ethics Law or Local Law 6. After numerous reviews of the law, Orticelle said the law should be amended to include elected officials in the best interest of handling future cases. County Attorney Dan Manning said the board will revisit this issue and make sure it allows the Essex County Ethics Board the authority to monitor the actions of elected officials, a system the county currently doesn’t have in place. The Ethics Board was appointed by county officials in 2011 and reports to the New York State Attorney General’s office if board members feel criminal actions have been committed.

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid School of Ballet has set the date for their year-end recital. The Spring Recital will be presented on Saturday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The program will feature the world premiere of a piece choreographed specifically for the LP School of Ballet by Tiffany Rea-Fisher from Elisa Monte Dance. Tickets are general admission $6 for adults and $4 for children 18 and under. Reservations can be made by calling the Arts Center at 523-2512. This program is sponsored by Bettina Varoli and Ursula Trudeau.

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Robert Biesemeyer said at the time. Coon said she felt town officials had let Ferebee off without punishment because they are all friends there; therefore, she brought the matter to the county to keep the town board members honest. “I think when you’re an elected official, there are certain standards you have to maintain and you can’t even give the appearance of impropriety,” Combs said. “It’s a matter of principle to me; it’s nothing personal to me.” Ferebee said the outcome of the investigation of the Ethics Board, Bureau of Criminal Investigators and the District Attorney clearly stated he was not guilty of fraud or official misconduct and had broken no law and feels the perception of the incident had been taken out of context. “I think people feel this issue paints an image of mistrust,” Ferebee said. “I work very hard for the

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one vote, because my vote is getting smaller and smaller,” Bartley said. County Manager Daniel Palmer said that a board of supervisors must vote under the weighted system. “There was a Supreme Court ruling that said it had to be based upon a one for one vote so you have to do the calculations to make sure that whatever Tom (Scozzafava) represents in Moriah is a one for one vote based upon his voting power here on the board,” Palmer said. “That is where those calculations are driven from.” “It is actually based upon the same formula as your Congressional districts, your Assembly and your Senate — based on population only they equal it out so you get to the one vote through the number of constituency,” Scozzafava said. Scozzafava also said that while he understood the call from the smaller towns, there were plenty of chances to vote on issues before they make it to the full board. “Everything has to go through the committee process and, as you know, it has been pretty well debated and voted on by the time it gets to full board,” Scozzafava said.

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Hickey, Fischer, Dora, White and Brock Marvin make golf state team Clark alternate for second year, Connor Marvin shoots well in 1st round

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keith@denpubs.com WESTPORT — Plattsburgh High senior Ethan Votraw made his fifth Section VII team that will compete at the NYSPHSAA golf tournament this week. What was new this time around was that Votraw will head to Cortland as the Section VII individual champion. “I was hitting the ball well all day and kept playing good golf through the back nine,” Votraw said after carding a two-day 149, two strokes ahead of defending champion John Hickey of AuSable Valley at the Westport Country Club May 24-25. “Coming into this tournament, the goal is always to get to states,” he said. “It’s awesome to finally win the tournament.” The win capped a strong senior year for the Hornet standout, who was part of the soccer teams run to a sectional final and the basketballs state quarterfinal push. “Soccer was a little bit of a letdown, because we wanted more,” Votraw said. “Bas-

John Hickey tees off on the 10th hole in Westport. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Members of the Section VII golf team. ketball was a big plus and golf was a great season.” Votraw said the key to his fifth trip to the state tournament will be improving on the greens. “Last year I think I had like five threeputts,” Votraw said of his T-17 performance. “If I can putt better and hit the ball like I am, I should be able to improve on that finish. Like (AVCS coach Chris) Dubay always says, its just a golf course that you need to go out and play.” Saranac Lake, who won the team title by 16 strokes over Elizabethtown-Lewis, had all six of their golfers playing on day two. Dustin Fischer, who birdied three holes on the back nine to card a 158 and Kyle Dora with a 166 both advanced to the state tournament, while Matt Clark (171) finished as the alternate for the second year. Ethan Sawyer (172), Devin Darrah (178) and Blake Gregory (189) also made the second day for the Red Storm.

Saranac boys, BCS girls win Section VII track titles It was four in a row for the Saranac varsity boys track and field team, as the Chiefs scored 211 points in claiming the Section VII title May 26. Plattsburgh High was second with 86.5 points, followed by Ticonderoga (64), Peru (63.5), Saranac Lake (55), AuSable Valley (47), Seton Catholic (36), Beekmantown (25.5), EKMW (18.5) and Northeastern Clinton (16). For the Chiefs Micah Patterson won the 400 in 50.6 seconds. Corey Duval won the shot put (54 feet, 2 inches), Jeremy Bullis, won the discus (142 feet, 4 inches), Jake Spear won the long jump (21 feet, 1.5 inches) and the team of Patterson, Dustin Durgan, Sabaan Ayub and Ty Tedford won the 1,600-meter relay (3:35.30). Peru standout Dan Lennon was a three-time winner for the Indians, repeating in the 800 (2:07.6), 1,600 (4:39.6) and 3,200 (10:09). Shawn Hendrix scored a pair of wins for Plattsburgh High, capturing the triple jump (43 feet, 7 inches) and 400 hurdles (59.3). Nathan Foster won the 100 for Beekmantown with a time of 10.8 seconds, while Paul Ford of AuSable Valley won the high jump with a mark of five feet, 10 inches. In other relay events, the Seton Catholic team of Mitchell Ryan, Evan Page, James Downs and Barrett Waling won the 3,200 relay in 8:40.30, while the Saranac Lake team of Ben Monty, Ethan Barge, Alex Beaudoin and Mike Tuthill won the 400-meter relay in 45.7 seconds.

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ended a five-year reign by the Saranac Lady Chiefs atop the Section VII podium, scoring 117 points to claim the title May 26. Plattsburgh High finished second with 95 points, followed by Northeastern Clinton (80), Saranac Lake (76), Peru (71), defending champ Saranac (66), EKMW (36), AuSable Valley (30), Seton Catholic (29), Lake Placid (18) and Ticonderoga (6). Jess Huber scored a pair of wins for the Chiefs, capturing the 400 (56.5) and 100 (12.3). Emily Anderson won her third straight sectional discus title for the Chiefs (111feet, 10 inches), while the 400-relay team of Mikeala Frechette, Kallie Villemaire, Courtney Wilson and Lindsey Gonyea won with a time of 52.6 seconds. Emma Deshaies won the 1,500 (5:01.9) and 3,000 (11:47.9) for the Hornets, while Mallory Honan won in the 100-meter hurdles (15.3), long jump (16-8.25) and triple jump (35-3.25) for Northeastern Clinton. Molly Roush won the 800 in 2:16.6 for the Cougars. Lea Perry won the high jump for Peru with a mark of five feet, while Victoria Phaneuf won the shot put for Saranac (34 feet, 11 inches) and Halie Snyder won the 200 (25.9) for EKMW. For Saranac Lake, Nikkie Trudeau won the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.8), while the team of Maria Mairurano, Vanessa Salamy and Sam Martin won the 1,600 relay (4:22). The Seton Catholic 3,200 relay team Margaret Champagne, Phoebe Christopher and Paige Spittler also won(10:18.6).

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The second place Lions placed two golfers into the state tournament, as Tyler White made his second state team with a 167 two-day score and Brock Marvin earned the ninth spot on the team with a 169. “It was a fun two days and it was good to make it to states for the second year,” White said. “Last year, I went down trying to compete against all of these golfers in the state and found out that they were really good. This year, I just want to go down and golf my own game.” “It was such a sporadic day but in the end, you can’t complain about it,” Marvin, who shot a 77 on the opening day, said. “I hit the ball well, I just had some bad breaks.” Marvin said it was pleasing to accomplish the goal of making the state team. “This was one of my goals throughout high school golf,” he said. “I have put in all of the hours that I could and here I am.”

Brock’s brother, Connor, opened with an 81 in his first full round of golf since heart transplant surgery. He finished with a 176, four shots off the pace for states. “Not only was it awesome to see him out there, but to see him in contention through 27 holes was amazing,” Brock, who received a heart transplant in December of 2010, said. “The meds that you take make you shaky and you are still tired after laying in a hospital bed for so long, but he played through that. I’m sure this was a huge boost for him and he will be doing just fine next year.” “I played well the first day,” Connor said. “I made putts on the first day, but then they were not falling. It’s good to be playing and good to be back.” “He is eight weeks out of the hospital and had not done more then nine holes before this 36-hole event,” ELCS coach and Connor and Brock’s father, Smitty Marvin, said. “His golf game has been there and he proved it. It’s a dream come true to see them both out on the course healthy and in contention for the state team and individual title.” Nolan Reid of Northeastern Clinton (153) finished third, while Beekmantown’s MaCullen Cope (168) was seventh and Plattsburgh High’s Lucas Wood (168) eighth.

Brock Marvin chips out of a bunker. Photo by Keith Lobdell

OnCampus CANTON — The following students received awards at Moving-Up Day ceremonies held April 28 on campus in Canton, New York. Moving-Up Day celebrates student achievements in academic and cocurricular activities. John T. Cummin of Lake Placid graduated was presented with the Kirk Douglas Drama Award, presented annually to the student who has made the greatest contribution in the field of the dramatic arts. Aubrey B. Fox of Elizabethtown was presented with the Professor J. Ansil Ramsay Award, established by members of the government department to honor the distinguished career of their colleague, who retired in 2005, after 35 years of teaching at St. Lawrence. Emily D. Roy of Lake Placid was presented with the Emily Eaton Hepburn Women's Award for Creative Leadership, which recognizes outstanding women in the University community who have created learning opportunities for others through their own imaginative leadership. Maria R. Trummer of Saranac Lake was presented with the Outstanding Beginning Student Prize, awarded to the students in elementary language classes who have not studied the language before and whose performance in the course has been most outstanding. BURLINGTON, Vt. — Tabatha Lynn Leahy of Saranac Lake was inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society during honors day ceremonies conducted by the Psychology Department at the University of Vermont earlier this spring. Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. BURLINGTON, Vt. — Zachary Allott, a resident of Elizabethtown has been named to the Spring 2012 Champlain College's Dean's List for academic achievements and achieving a semester grad point average of 3.5 or higher. Allott is majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Media. UTICA — Brian Moody of Saranac Lake, majoring in Computer Information Systems, has been named to the President's List for the spring 2012 semester at SUNYIT. A semester grade point average of 3.60 or above qualifies full-time, matriculated students for

inclusion on the President's List. DURHAM, N.H. — Ethan Weibrecht, of Lake Placid graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 19, on the Durham, NH campus. He earned a BS degree in Program Administration Cum Laude. Students who received the honor Summa Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.7 - 4.0. ROCHESTER — David Balestrini, a resident of Lake Placid was among the class of 570 students at Nazareth College who received undergraduate degrees during the College's 85th Commencement Exercises held on Saturday, May 12. Balestrini received a bachelor's degree in Music Education. NORTON, Mass. — Elizabeth Mills of Saranac Lake graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., on Saturday, May 19, with a degree in Biology. BURLINGTON, Vt. — Some 2,552 students were awarded a variety of bachelor's degrees during the University of Vermont's 209th Commencement ceremonies on May 20. A list of local students and the degree earned by each follows: •Samantha L. Case of Lewis received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. •Joshua E. Bakelaar of Saranac Lake received a Master of Science in Plant & Soil Science. •Tabatha L. Leahy of Saranac Lake received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. POULTNEY, Vt. — David Alexander Golembeck, son of David and Rosalie Golembeck of Westport, received his Bachelor ’s degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Green Mountain College. He graduated Cum laude and will be working at the college as a steward in charge of the eatable lawn program. He will be going to graduate school in the near future and has been accepted at the University of Montana.


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ishing is about making memories. I have a ton of great ones dating all the way back to childhood. Some of my fondest recollections are of fishing with my grandfather on a lake bank in rural East Tennessee on a bright sunny day catching bluegills and carp. Other times we would fish all night from the highway bridges that spanned the section of the Tennessee River near my home. Then there is another memory of catching that first wall hanger bass at age 13, a monstrous 4 ½ pounder. Or the 40th birthday gift mom gave me of a long ago picBy Howard Hammonds ture of me at 3 years old holding my first bass. Priceless! Recently, I had the opportunity to take my neighbor ’s second grade son fishing. On many days I would return from fishing and find young Mike waiting to see if I had caught anything or watch me fillet perch. As soon as I would unhook the boat, he’d climb in and look in the live wells or ask a thousand questions about how the four electronic units on my go-fast bass boat work. He would listen with wide eyes as I described how my GPS unit could tell me where I was and my depth finder could show structure in 3-D images. Finally one day I asked the dumb and obvious question: “Hey Mike, do you want to go fishing after school one day?” Well, you know the answer. So the plan was set: “Have a good report from your teacher tomorrow and you can go fishing” said his dad. One stellar report from his teacher the next day and off we went. Mike buzzed me with rapid fire questions about where we were going and what we were going to catch. I finally launched the boat, zipped up Mike in his life jacket and then set a heading for Button Bay — I knew the small-

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mouth were staging for pre-spawn and there are many rock piles along the bank. It was time to prove the Wacky Senko technique would work. Knowing Mike had never been on a boat before I took it easy, moving at a very modest 30 mph. Mike wasn’t having any of that. “Hammer it!” he yelled. Now, Mike only weighs 65 pounds soaking wet and I figured anything faster than 50 mph would blow him right out of the boat, so I stayed at 50. The laughing and giggling was endless the whole 5 minutes it took to cross the lake. Now the real challenge began, Mike had never cast his rod and reel. We took several minutes for some quick lessons on casting an open-faced spinning reel. He was a quick learner. “Cast to that big rock pile, Mike,” I said. “Let it sink, watch your line, wind up the slack.” His cast was right on target; suddenly, the line took off. I’m yelling: “Reel! Reel!” and sure enough Mike winds like crazy holding on for dear life with a big pull on the end of his line. Suddenly the water explodes, with a smallmouth jumping two feet out of the water. Mike’s yelling and winding. He gets that smallmouth to the side of the boat and I go to grab it, but Mike has seen too many bass fishing shows, so he jumps the fish right in the boat just like the pros. Whooping and hollering for the next few minutes was expected. After a quick lesson on holding a fish, and a few quick pictures, it went back in the water. For the next hour we cruised the bank casting and catching, yes even losing some. And after every fish the same question was asked: “We aren’t going home yet, are we?” “Nope Mike,” I’d reassure him. “They are still biting.” All good things do have to come to an end, however, and Mike had homework waiting, so another quick boat ride back to Westport and the rest of the story now lives in his memory for a lifetime! A few pointers on “Taking a kid fishing:” •Purchase a good vest type life jacket. •I recommend a closed face spinning reel and rod. The push button type. •Practice casting a day or two in the backyard. •Make sure to take sun screen, sun glasses (polarized) and a ball cap. •Keep it short. A couple hours. •Go in a boat if available. You can move around and the boat ride is as much fun as the fishing. •Live bait works real well, minnows or worms. •Use wet gloves to handle the fish, no point getting

Mike Race of Wadhams, a second grader at Westport Central School, shows off the smallmouth bass he caught with Howard Hammonds. stuck by a fin on your first trip. •Lots of snacks and drinks, you can’t believe how much energy you need for fishing. Howard Hammonds is a guide and experienced bass fisherman living in Westport. He can be reached at hehammonds@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, June 6

Friday, June 1 LAKE PLACID — Artists for Animals for NCSPCA's Capital Campaign for a new shelter. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 5-7 p.m. 523-2512. SARANAC LAKE — Favorite Majicks show by Meg Bernstein, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St. 5-7 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — A Steady Rain, by Keith Huff, to be performed, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 2

LYON MOUNTAIN — Museum Day Breakfast, Lyon Mountain American Legion, 3958 State Route 374. 7-11 a.m. 735-4636. SARANAC LAKE — White Elephant and food sale, St, Bernard’s Church Cafeteria, 27 Saint Bernard Street. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Spring Recital Lake Placid School of Ballet, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 3 p.m. $6, $4 kids. 523-2512, www.LakePlacidArts.org. ESSEX — Horace Nye Support Day, Memorial Park, Main St. 10 a.m. CHAZY —Frankie Garro Fun Run/Walk, Chazy Rec Park, North Farm Road, 10 a.m. registration, noon begin. MORRISONVILLE — Wine & Cheese tasting for Relay for Life, Hid-In Pines Vineyard, 456 Soper Street, $7. 643-0006. LAKE PLACID — Craft Beer Tasting for Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin County, Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane. 3 p.m. $30, $15 for designated drivers, 21 + to enter. 546-3008.

ELLENBURG — Old Timer’s Band, Ellenburg Center Fire Hall, 1 Church St, 6 - 10 p.m. $4, 492-2012. SARANAC LAKE — A Steady Rain, by Keith Huff, to be performed, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, 8 p.m. UPPER JAY—Possum Haw to perform, Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N 8 p.m. $10 Suggested donation. CHAZY —Spring Rummage Sale, Chazy Presbyterian Church, 620 Old Route 191, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. WESTPORT — Classic car show and 4-wheel drive truck show with a motorcycle rally, Essex County Fair Grounds, 3 Sisco Street, $10 Entry fee, 10 am.- 7 p.m. ELLENBURG CENTER — Round & Square Dancing with Old Timers Band, Ellenburg Center Fire Hall, 1 Church Street. SARANAC LAKE— Rockin for Hospice II, Captain Cook's Bar & Grill, 65 Broadway, 21+

Sunday, June 3

PLATTSBURGH —Soulfull Sunday Yoga Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 11 a.m. PLATTSBURGH —Plattsburgh General Assembly to meet, ROTA Art Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 4 p.m.

Monday, June 4

KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net.

Tuesday, June 5

UPPER JAY — Stephen Longmire Photo Exhibit, 'Life and Death on the Prairie', Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, noon-5 p.m. TUPPER LAKE — "live feed" from NASA of the Transit of

MORRISONVILLE—Safe Schools/Healthy Students Parent-Child Play Group, Morrisonville Elementary School, 47 Sand Road, 9a.m.-noon, 572-6026 ELIZABETHTOWN — Craft Fair and Michigan sale Horace Nye Home, 81 Park Street, 9 a.m. - 3 :30 p.m. 873 - 3575. CHAZY — Story Time with author Todd St.Louis, Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Rte. 9, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 846-7676. WILMINGTON— The Wilmington Historical Society Regular monthly meeting, Wilmington Community Center, 7 Community Circle Rd. .7 p.m. 420-8370. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net.

Thursday, June 7

SARANAC LAKE— Story Hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 10:30-11 a.m. 891-4191. ELIZABETHTOWN—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net. PLATTSBURGH—Business Expo 2012, SUNY Field House, 101 Broad Street, 10 a.m.-5p.m. 563-1000. LAKE CLEAR — Making Money Workshop, Lake Clear Lodge Lake & Retreat, 6319 New York 30, 6 p.m. UPPER JAY — Board of Trustees Meeting, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 NYS Rte 9N, 7 p.m. 946-2644.

Friday, June 8

LAKE PLACID — Magic Trip, LPCA Summer Film Series, Lake Placid Center for The Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 7:30p.m. $6

Saturday, June 9

PLATTSBURGH — Cumberland Head Fire Department Ribbon Cutting ceremony & Open House, 36 Fire House Lane, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 561-6515.

LAKE PLACID — Story Time, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. www.thebookstoreplus.com, 523-2950. UPPER JAY — Music Appreciation for Music Lovers, aged 3-6, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 NYS Rte 9N, 10:3011:15 a.m. 946-2644 LAKE PLACID —Author Signing with Katherine M. Aldridge, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 3-5 p.m. www.thebookstoreplus.com, 523-2950. MOOERS — 18th Annual Mooers Town Wide Yard Sale, 9 a.m.- 5p.m. 236-7246, mooerstownwide@gmail.com

Sunday, June 10

PLATTSBURGH —Soulfull Sunday Yoga Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 11 a.m. PLATTSBURGH —Plattsburgh General Assembly to meet, ROTA Art Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Club 14th annual fundraising golf tournament to benefit NYSEF, registration 11 a.m.-noon, 946-7001.

Monday, June 11

KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net.

Tuesday,June 12

UPPER JAY — Stephen Longmire Photo Exhibit, 'Life and Death on the Prairie', Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, noon-5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge Flea Market at the lodge, Station Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. UPPER JAY — Seminar on Harold Pinter author of the Birthday Party, Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, seven week seminar, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $125, 946-8315. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net.

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This Month in History - MAY 31st - The trans-Alaska pipeline is completed. (1977)

This Month in History - JUNE 1st - Snow falls in Buffalo and Rochester, NY, Cleveland, Ohio and other places. (1843) 4th - After winning 122 straight races, hurdler Edwin Moses’ winning streak is broken. (1987) 6th - The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. (1933)

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CREDIT CARD DEBT? LEGALLY HAVE IT REMOVED! Minimum $7,000 in debt to qualify. Utilize Consumer Protection Attorneys. Call now! 1-888 -237-0388 LAWSUIT CASH AUTO ACCIDENT? Worker Compensation? Get CASH before your case settles! Fast Approval. 1-866-7091100 or www.glofin.com 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! 800-3645192

FOR SALE 1/2 PRICE INSULATION 4x8 sheets, all thicknesses available. Call 518-597-3876 CANOE/KAYAK RACK FOR PICKUP truck. Yakima brand. Fits 2" recvr hitch, front crossbar attaches to cab roof. Like new. $175.00 Call 518-891-5331 CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4-sale 1-516377-7907 CLARK FORKLIFT 2500 lb Capacity, age unknown, needs battery, fair condition, $500. Must be-able to pick-up. Call 518-873-6368 Ext. 224 MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA MATTRESSES T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY LIFETIME WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP1800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, for sale, stove, pots & chairs etc. Call for more info. 518-359-3310 after 4pm

WELL PUMP Gould, 1 HP, 4 months old, $600.00. 518-5760012 WINDOWS 8 Andersen Double pane, 63 3/4" x 37 3/4", total wood casing, $50 each. 518-563-7787

GENERAL $$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson,Fender,Martin,Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1-866-433-8277 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 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 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 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com 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 www.CenturaOnline.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline.com BUNDLE & Save on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than$20/mo. CALL NOW! 800-375-1270 CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-8645784

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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 Location: Essex County. The SSNY is desig-

nated 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 ----------------------------BILLERMAN BITE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/26/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 826, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful

purpose. VN-5/19-6/23/12-6TC26539 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MMG SCHROON LAKE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/27/12. Office location: Essex County. LLC formed in MO on 3/22/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Mark Z. Schraier, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, 7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1100, St. Louis, MO 63105. MO and principal business address: 201 S. Central Ave., Suite 305, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Cert. of Org. filed with MO Sec. of State, PO Box 778, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-5/26-6/30/12-6TC26580 ----------------------------NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS OWNERS OF C E R T A I N U N C L A I M E D PROPERTY HELD BY New york property insurance underwRiting association The persons whose names and last known addresses are set forth below appear from the records of the above named company to be entitled to abandoned property in

amounts of fifty dollars or more: C A R R E L L O ANTHONY 1016 ATLANTIC AVE BALDWIN NY 11510 ONEAL MICHAEL KAY POWELL 3426 STEVEN RD BALDWIN NY 11510 PAUL JOSEPH H 3403 COURTNEY PL BALDWIN NY 11510 A report of unclaimed property has been made to Thomas P. DiNapoli, the Comptroller of the State of New York, pursuant to Section 701 and/or Section 1316 of the Abandoned Property Law. A list of the names of the persons appearing from the records of the said insurance company to be entitled thereto is

on file and open to the public inspection at the principal office of the corporation located at 100 William Street, New York, NY where such abandoned property is payable. Such abandoned property will be paid on or before August 31st next to persons establishing to our satisfaction their right to receive the same. On or before the succeeding September 10th, such unclaimed funds still remaining unclaimed will be paid to Thomas P. DiNapoli, the Comptroller of the State of New York. Upon such payment this company shall no longer be liable for the property.

NEW YORK P R O P E R T Y I N S U R A N C E UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION VN-6/2/12-1TC-26584 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF ESSEX Board of Assessment Review NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Essex, State of New York will meet on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. to hear and examine all complaints in relation to the assessments, on the written application of any person him/herself to be aggrieved. A

publication on contesting your assessment in New York State is available at www.tax.ny.gov. Dated: May 23, 2012 Charli B. Lewis, Director Essex County Real Property Tax Services Randall T. Douglas Acting Member, Board of Assessment Review Michael G. Diskin Acting Member, Board of Assessment Review Deborah L. Palmer Acting Member, Board of Assessment Review VN-6/2/12-1TC-26590 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore


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

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. CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 MINERALS 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 www.SellDiabeticStrips.com 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

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.

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

FARM ABSOLUTE FARM LAND SALE! June 16th - ONE DAY ONLY! 5 acres - 2 State View $24,900. 40 acres - Timber - $79,900. Farmhouse, 3 barns - $99,900. 1/2 hr west ofAlbany, 2&1/2 hrs NY City! Gorgeous land! Terms avail! Seller incentives! Call 1-888 -701-1864 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com (888) 701-1864

LAND UPSTATE NY 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 1-800-229-7843 Or visit www. landandcamps.com.

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ABANDONED FARMS, ESTATE LIQUIDATIONS, LAND REPOS! 3 to 50 acre parcelsfrom $19,900! Streams, rivers, views, near State Land! 100% G'teed! Terms avail! 1 -888-701-1864

FORT PLAIN, NY: 33.4 acres hilltop view 9.5 acres panaramic views $23,000. 3.6 acres $15,000. Owner financing. Great Investment www.helderbergrealty.com CALL, Henry Whipple: 518-861-6541 FREE LAND LIST Foreclosures & Bank Ordered Berkshires, Capital Region, Adirondacks Waterfront, Hunting, Camping, Ponds, Streams, Farms, Barns, Views 2 to 64 Acres from $19,900 413-8841556 NYLandLiquidators.com (413) 884-1556 UPSTATE NY 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 landandcamps.com VIRGINIA SEASIDE Lots- Land, 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) 8245284, email: oceanlandtrust@yahoo.com, pictures on website:www.corbinhall.com

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME GREAT FAMILY HOME IN ALTONA, 10 ACRES! 3BD/2BA Country setting & hunting. 1750sqft, Built '96, addition w/ metal roof - '07. 2 car gar, Lg yard. F/B decks. Maintained field could be used for horses. $147,000 Call 493-3989 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. Bank or Seller won't finance? We Help! No qualifying. No credit! Low Down. Call Today! 1-800-5632734. kanthony@cigrealty.com

VACATION PROPERTY 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 www.slmls.com (315) 265 -2111 sandstone@nnymail.com FISHING, HUNTING HIDEAWAY. Access to Canonsville Reservoir. Lakehouse Properties. Country Homes. Big Diamond Real Estate 1 -607-843-6988 www.bigdiamondre.com (607) 843-6988

FOR SALE ARTIST’S DESK Studio desk 35" W x 24" D x 29"H. Tilt top, two side compartments, steel tubular construction. $30 (518) 946-1226 CLEAN SWEEP and free yourself from those unwanted items.

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. 1-800-771-9551 www.carsforbreastcancer.org 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. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408 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 DONATE YOUR CAR to CANCER FUND of AMERICA to help SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800-835-9372

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 1980 BLUENOSE SAILBOAT 23.5' Bluenose Sloop w/1995 trailer & 1995 4 h.p. Johnson Sailmaster motor. Original sails in good condition incl. mainsail, jib & multicolored genoa. Teak trim refurbished 2010. Sails beautifully. $5,500 (315) 6855553 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. KAYAK NEW. Pungo 140 Wilderness. Color is sand. $700. 518-576-0012.

2001 NISSAN ALTIMA SE Titanium/Gray 100,000 kms, Fair condition. A/C, Power locks and windows, Automatic, 6 disc CD changer, 16 inch sport wheels, Spoiler $4,850.00 Call: (518) 527-8252 Email: stanton.family@verizon.net 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, $4,000. Call: (518) 5231681 2007 PORSCHE BOXSTER Burgundy/Beige Excellent condition. 5,6000 Miles, 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic w/ Tiptronic Transmission, loaded w/many options, in show room condition. 315-447-0888 $35,500 OBO.

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.

FARM EQUIPMENT

1964 FORD 4000 4 cyl., gas, Industrial loader & industrial Front End, 12 spd., German Transmission, Pie Weights, $4750.00. 518-962-2376 Evenings. FARM EQUIPMENT Dump Truck 1970 GMC; Field Equipment also. All Equipment usable and in good shape. 518962-4394

MOTORCYCLES 2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800 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 usa@classicrunners.com

SUVS 1998 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD, Runs great, needs two rear tires and sway bar bushings $1,200 OBO (518) 891-0163

TRUCKS SUNFISH SAILBOAT & MANUAL TRAILER, yellow & orange sailboat -good condition, trailer -excellent condition $750 OBO, Call: (315) 663-4945 (315) 663-4945

CARS 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

1981 INTERNATIONAL single axle dump truck, runs great, inspected and on the road. $4000 OBO. 518-834-9088. 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, $3995. 518-576-9042 ONE MAN’S TRASH is another man’s treasure. Denpubs classifieds can put you together. 1-800-989-4237


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