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Wesley Putnam places a poppy on a cross during Memorial Day ceremonies in Elizabethtown May 30. See more pictures of how the area paused to honor those who sacriĀced all throughout this week’s edition.

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WESTPORT — There were 82 people that attended a public hearing in the town offices here on May 25, as the Westport Planning Board offered an opportunity for questions and comment on the proposed Rolling Hills development of the former Treadwell estate. The developer, Dave CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Art Walks back in Saranac Lake SARANAC LAKE — The 13th Annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks will be held on June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, all from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in downtown Saranac Lake. A t t h i s t i m e , a n y l o c a l o r re g i o n a l artists, musicians and performers who want to participate in any, part or all of

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ere’s an important request from Nancy Decker, who helps keep the Visitor Center going at the glorious new Heritage House. The Heritage House will be having a Volunteer Work Crew day on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Many hands are needed for both indoor and outdoor work. The plan is to work rain or shine (let’s hope for sun). Although we will begin at 8 o’clock, please come when you can. We are planning to work into the afternoon and many hands are needed. Our volunteer supervisor for the job is Hokey McKinley, so we will be in good leadership hands. Bring your shovel, leaf rake, garden rake, gloves, hammer and any other tool you think might be handy. The next day, Sunday, June 5, the Heritage House will host a meeting of the Westport Historical Society at 3 p.m. The society reports that their “Forgotten Ferries” program on April 3 was a great success, and chairman Jack Buttimer thanks everyone who helped make it possible. They had about 60 people and raised near-

ly $200. (I really wanted to go to this but an accident the night before kept me home, so I hope they do something like this again.) The meeting on Sunday is open to anyone who’s interested, and the society is looking for a treasurer. If you might be interested in participating, come along on Sunday or call Jack Buttimer at 962-2955. Another exciting place to be on Saturday, June 4 is the Celebrate Champlain Area Trails event, to be held starting at 4 p.m. at Block House Farm, 2916 Lake Shore Road, in Essex. Internationally recognized author Bill McKibben will be the speaker, and his talk will be followed by a reception. Headquartered in Westport, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is run by Chris Maron, and they are dedicated to creating and maintaining a network of hiking trails in the Champlain Valley. The public hearing last week on the Rolling Hills development was lively, and developer Dave Mann did a good job of satisfying everyone's curiosity. Meanwhile, I nominate Russ Paquette for the Will Rogers Humor Award.

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uthor Bill McKibben will give a talk Saturday at Steven Kellogg’s as part of a Champlain Area Trails gathering. He is a fine and prolific writer, an excellent speaker with a national reputation and even though he lives in Vermont, has deep ties to the Adirondacks. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. and all the details can be found at the CATS website or by calling 962-2287. On Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. the Essex Community Church will resound with vocal and chamber music provided by outstanding students from the region. A reception will follow and this concert is free. The other day I took a walk along the hamlet’s Main Street to inspect the various establishments there. At the south end, the newly reopened deli is now called Essex Provisions with all sorts of sandwiches, drinks and a great porch overlooking the lake. The Cupola House is also open and looking cheerful with its porch flags. The former ReNew shop’s friendly proprietors are calling the place

Live Well and will have yoga, meditation, massage and physical therapy all in one spot. At the time of my visit they were busy painting; they hope to open in a couple of weeks. The Neighborhood Nest’s fanciful sidewalk display has wonderful miniature living landscapes and lots of antiques. The ice cream shop, also under new management, is set to open in midJune with food and drink offerings, and the well loved ice cream. The art gallery is open for the year, but there’s no activity yet at the small attached shop run by Pat Burns. She should be showing up one of these days. The old stone store is now the Pink Pig and they are open as well. The waterfront businesses are still sadly under water. If I missed your business, I’m sorry and please let me know what you’re up to. I’m still looking for a convertible for the July 4 parade. As a reward, I will give you an extended shout out in this column or solemnly promise to never ever mention you in print, your choice.


he Memorial Day celebrations are the kick-off to our summer season. Willsboro did their usual celebration on Monday, May 30 with the opening remarks at the war monument. The local school band gave a short concert at the town band stand, followed by the open exhibit at the Willsboro Heritage Museum honoring many of our military. The committee did a great job of displaying uniforms and other service related items to be on display for the Memorial Day weekend. We are hopeful that you made time to drop in to view the display. The Honor Guard then visits all the local cemeteries to raise the flags. We are hopeful that you noticed the work done at the Guilland Cemetery with a full display of flags and our red, white and blue colors. Thanks to the cemetery committee and the local Girl Scouts. There are still many water problems around the community. First the Boquet River is once again running very swift and high. The Catholic Church had to change the date of their breakfast planned for this past Sunday due to water problems. If all goes well they will have the public breakfast this Sunday, June 6. The Methodists remain hopeful

that they will be able to hold their public supper on Wednesday, June 1 with no water problems. The poor farmers and garden planters are really behind in getting seeds in the ground; this will make a hardship for them. The weather storms have been very server this past week, a lighting strike was believed to have caused the bad fire at the John Manning home on the Point Road. A big loss for them for this historic homestead. Water problems even affected the train service this past weekend, as there were some places where the water went over the tracks and it was feared there could have been a washout, so the trains stopped and then went very slowly over the area. Some fishing events are being cancelled due to water conditions. Summer residents are returning to find a lot of derby along the shorelines and yards. They did get the Essex Ferry running once again after much drawn in fill. Ethel’s is open once again, many were there waiting. Happy Birthday to: Richard Morgan, June 6; Lindsay Hammel, June 6; and Max and Mat Longware, June 9. Happy Anniversary to: Leanne and Dick DeNeal, June 8; Vivian and John Ball, June 8; Jean and Terry Mahon, June 8; and Tammy and Tim Benway, June 9.



ext Sunday, June 12, weather permitting, (which lately is saying a lot!) the Keeseville Elks Lodge will have its annual Flag Day service at 11 a.m. at the Veterans’ Park in Keeseville. This event is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to join in and watch the service. It involves the history of our flag and promises to be a wonderful event. Now is the time to bring in your gently used books for the annual book sale at the Keeseville Free Library. The sale starts in two weeks. I always find an impressive assortment of books at the book sale and never go home empty-handed. Just a reminder from last week’s column that Mary Anne Goff, head librarian of the Keeseville Free Library, has started her Gofflowers again on Division Street. Stop over to see her beautiful flowers that are for sale. I have not heard anything new about water damage from the recent storms, but I am still amazed at the effects from our weather.

The AuSable River and AuSable Chasm are both spectacular right now and very much worth a trip to see. Just be careful walking too close to the edge of the banks as there is a lot of erosion going on right now. I read recently that 82 acres of Porter Mountain in the Adirondacks is actually sliding downhill at a rate of 8 to 12 inches a day and the top has dropped 8 to 12 feet since May. Finally after weeks of rain, I had a chance to mow my jungle of a back yard. I think my neighbors were ready to shoot me. My black lab, Bailey, loved romping through it, and it was seriously up to her head in some spots. I must admit I prefer to spend my time sitting at my computer writing, but I really don’t have anything against mowing. It’s fast, easy exercise which I can sorely use, but every time I’ve had a chance to mow the rains came down. Nice to have a gorgeous Memorial Day so I could tame the beast of a jungle. Now just to do the trim work. It never ends. Stay safe and well everybody.

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ext time you are out shopping for the family dog or cat, why not add a few items to your cart for the animals at the NCSPCA who are waiting to find their forever homes? You will be sure to be rewarded with purrs and wagging tails when you drop off a bag or two of goodies ... well worth both a few extra dollars and the trip to drop them off. The NCSPCA does not currently need donations of dog or cat food, as we have found the animals’

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t first, we wanted Mark Richards booted off the Johnsburg Central School Board of Education for interrupting the free election process and tearing down write-in candidates’ campaign fliers in downtown Johnsburg prior to the May 17 vote. Now, after a public apology, we’d settle for some community service, to show kids that his actions were wrong. Maybe they can learn from his mistake. After all, Richards is no upstart in North Creek. He’s an established community leader, having served on the school board for 11 years. Furthermore, he is a teacher at the Wells Central School. Kids look up to him. As an elected school official, Richards is supposed to look out for the best interest of kids in Johnsburg. Ironically, that was his main excuse for tearing down the campaign fliers; he wanted to prevent the Citizens Budget Committee candidates from being elected because he

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said their membership on the school board would be detrimental to the district and the education of its children. Richards’ passion was understandable, but his actions were inexcusable. He did an injustice to all Johnsburg citizens, especially the kids. Perhaps he could have channeled his passion into a more positive, productive and legal manner, such as holding a rally for his fellow board members on the ballot. Fundamentally, when Richards tore down the fliers, he was committing an act of vandalism. The state penal code calls it criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. Those candidates — Anthony Moro, Carmine Bellotti and David Braley — could have called the police and complained, possibly leading to an arrest. Instead, they took the high road. At the same time, Richards was preventing voters from making their own decisions during the election process. While not running himself, he was trying to make sure the three school board members on the ballot — Erwin Morris, Thomas Ordway and Tara Sears — were re-elected (and they were). These are the kinds of anti-democracy tactics we see in totalitarian regimes, not America. It goes against all we are taught in school about

right and wrong, freedom and the American way. Richards did not breach an ethical code, according to the school superintendent, although we believe his actions were unethical. And he clearly violated the district’s mission statement: “The mission of Johnsburg Central School is to ensure that all students are given the opportunity to learn in a positive school environment designed to promote academic excellence and to meet individual needs. To fulfill this mission the JCS staff will work together with the community to help students become responsible, independent, lifetime learners.” Those last few words resonate with us. And we’re left to wonder how Richards can dedicate some of his time to ensure that students learn to become “responsible, independent, lifetime learners,” other than say, “Listen to what I say, not what I do.” We accept the apology Richards made during the May 23 school board meeting. And we agree with the board president that Richards regrets his error and there is no reason to dismiss him from the school board … but on one condition. Richards needs to show district students why his actions were wrong. More-

over, he should teach them that illegal and unethical actions, such as his, have consequences. The lesson here should not be “apologize and all will be forgiven.” That’s not how it works in the real world. Richards should be sentenced, either by the board or voluntarily, to perform community service. There should be some kind of punishment involved, and it should help others at the same time. Above all, the sentence should include direct contact with students — perhaps a school assembly — with an apology directly to the kids, an explanation of actions and regrets, and a civics lesson on the election process and criminal justice. For maximum effect, it could end with state police officers cuffing Richards and leading him off the stage and then transporting him to the site of his community service — picking up trash along Main Street.

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Balloon Festival founder will be missed


any citizens of the region were touched with a deep sense of sadness and nostalgia this week following the death Wednesday, May 11 of Walter Grishkot, 85, the co-founder of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, now in its 39th year. While he was best known for his tireless promotion of the festival, he also served as a photographer and publicist for Warren County Tourism Department in the 1970s. He also was a contributor of photographs to news wire services. He was also a savvy promoter, whether it was arranging a golf driving contest on the frozen surface of Lake George — recorded by Ripley’s Believe It or Not — or helping publicize the National Christmas Tree grown here in Warren County and transported to Washington, D.C. The Adirondack Balloon Festival, however, is what he’ll always be remembered for. It was in 1982 — the year I arrived in Warrensburg to report and edit local news — that I

first met Walt. I was at my sitting behind my desk in the Warrensburg-Lake George News office which was where Jack Toney’s Sunoco gas station now is located. I was furiously By Thom Randall stabbing my typewriter keys, writing a story to meet a looming deadline. Grishkot burst through the door carrying a big gold trunk, and he threw the lid open, pulled out balloon-festival props, posters and photos, and began a lengthy, feverish promotional pitch.

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While I only had minutes to finish the story I couldn’t resist his vibrant, visceral enthusiasm. Also, I just couldn’t get a word in edgewise to tell him I was under tremendous pressure to finish up the week’s issue. Year after year since then, I’ve experienced his incredible passion for the balloon festival, and every new event or feature connected with it. I also saw him at various festivals, happy that people of all ages, particularly children, were entranced by the huge balloons with their myriad colors, the spectacle of their inflation and silent flight. His boundless enthusiasm was based, I believe, in his drive to bring joy to others, to help them fully experience the many wonders of life. We’ll all miss him a lot, and we all have fond memories — and may the balloon festival continue to prosper as a memorial to his character and spirit.

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Thanks for support To the Valley News: On Saturday, May 21, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a Vaudeville Show at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. The evening included entertainment from local musicians, storytellers, fencers, poets, and even a cross dresser. The audience selected the first, second and third place winners. The Wannabes, a musical group, received the first place award. Karen and James King of Port Henry came in second, and Colleen Blanchard of Willsboro took third place. Literacy Volunteers would like to thank Grace Drummond for handling ticket sales at the door; Jim Carroll for managing the lights and sound system; stage manager Dan Van Olpen. This evening would not have been possible without La Dona Altona (Bob Harsh), our master of ceremonies. Special thanks to the following individuals who participated in the event: Sam Balzac, Fred Balzac, Mary Beal, Colleen Blanchard, Thistle Carson, Laureen Oxley Carson, James King, Karen King, Steven Kellogg, Kate List, Jennifer Moore, Judith Moore, Scarlet Moore, Chuck Moynan, Max Rossi, and The Wannabes Last but not least, we would like to thank Kathleen Recchia (Lucy), Rosamond-Lincoln-Day (Ethel), and Kevin Cooper (Ricky), and who performed an

episode of the “I Love Lucy” show. Not only did their expertise keep the flow of the show smooth, but they also helped make this event successful. The Fundraising Committee Literacy Volunteers of Essex / Franklin Counties

We’ve Seen Enough To the Valley News: Each year, on May 31, World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World No Tobacco Day to highlight the risk associated with tobacco use and to advocate for policies to reduce tobacco consumption worldwide. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, almost half of children regularly breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke. Over 40 percent of children have at least one smoking parent. In 2004, children accounted for 28 percent of the deaths attributable to second hand smoke. There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer. Each year

in New York state, over 25,000 adults die due to smoking related diseases. We do not want another generation to suffer the effects of tobacco use. Exposure to instore tobacco marketing is a primary cause of youth smoking. To protect our kids, we must reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing. In support of World No Tobacco Day, local youth from the New York State Tobacco Control Program’s Reality Check will host a call to action rally at 3:45 p.m. in Trinity

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From the Archives Essex County Republican June, 1880 NORTH ELBA-Wednesday evening, May 26th, Lake Placid, the gem of the Adirondack Lakes, was true to the name. Not even a ripple marred the mirage of the blue whiteflecked sky, streaked with the rose purple tints of the setting sun. the tall dark evergreens cast their somber shade over the little bays, while the light green of the maple and beech nodded lazily to welcome the rest of eve with its twinkling stars; ever anon a trout would dart topward after an unfortunate fly-leaving its circled mark growing larger and larger on the bosom of the sleeping waters until lost in space. A haze of grey purple hung over the mountains in the distance and at the foot of grand old Whiteface-the plaintive notes of a loon answered the hooting of the owls on the islands-wild, grand and beautiful was the scene-so thought Mr. and Mrs. Leggett, as from the piazza of their rustic home they view the landscape. The fatal step was taken in sportive play. “That stump looks badly so near the house; don’t you think we can safely set it on fire?” remarked Mr. Leggett. “Why of course; there cannot possibly be any danger,” answered his wife the lecturer, so the stump was lighted, and soon a volume of smoke was curling up, filling the air with the aroma of spruce, and the husband and wife leaned back in their arm chairs and watched with many a smile and many a jest that old useless, decayed root in its apparently last struggles, until the last spark was out. And the full moon rose over the mountain tops and gilded the quiet waters, and the last look at the stump assured them that all was right. The 27th Lake Placid was angry. Dark puffs of wind and white caps. How she lashed the shore and bent the trees; but who cared at Leggett’s? The boats were well moored. No trees likely to be blown down. No warning was there until about noon. Mr. Leggett dis-

covered a slight smoke, soon after a small flickering flame. As a simple precaution he poured on three pails of water, remarking to Mrs. L. that an ounce of prevention was better than a pound of cure. Dinner was called; both Mr. and Mrs. L. looked at the sly sneaking, dead wood and entered, merry as a marriage bell. “What a peculiar roar the wind has” said Mrs. L. Why what does that crackling mean?”It sounds like FIRE!” A rush to the door. Great God! What an appalling sight. One mass of flames under foot, over head, hissing and sissing, lapping with ferocious frenzy everything in its course. The towering spruce the swaying birches wrapped in a sheet of flame and little fire tongues darting in and out of the logs, up, up, 60 feet. Oh God, there is no help for us. Yes, two boats are in sight, sportsmen fishing. Soon the air is filled with the agonizing cries of: Help! Fire! And blast upon blast of the horn from the almost despairing ones startled them and then commenced the pull for life or death by Milo Perry and Nelson Shook, firm of C. N. Williams of Elizabethtown, with their sturdy armed guides, Myron Brewster and West Kennedy of North Elba. One glance at the bounding boats and hope revived. For three hours scarcely a word was spoken-but the fight was over, and Castle Rustico saved from ashes by the efforts of these energetic gentlemen to whom Mr. and Mrs. Leggett extend their heartfelt thanks. Castle Rustico was built of sold massive spruce logs, with the bark carefully preserved in its natural state, by W. Fox Leggett, of New York city, at the request of many desirous of a life half camp, without its other inconveniences. It is 86 feet long-four gables-and 60 deep, three stories high, and acknowledged to be, the largest log house on record. It is situated on the banks of Lake Placid. Forest affords shade, and the grounds are sufficiently cleared to admit of plenty of sunshine. If this had been a frame house nothing could have saved it. Nothing but the massive logs could have reward-

ed the great efforts made, and so it is rightly named-castle, or strong hold. WILMINGTON-In anticipation of the near approach of the glorious day of Woman’s Rights, the men of our warlike province have decided to erect in her honor, and for her convenience a town house, which is to be large, roomy, well ventilated, and in every particular well calculated to gratify the fastidious taste of the coming woman. The job of erecting is to be let one week from next Saturday. It is to be built on the Canada side of the river, away from kiln smoke and coal dust.

The Essex County Republican June 3, 1938 RAY BROOK-The short open season for the taking of beaver, rewarded 867 trappers with 2638 of the highly prized rodents, the Conservation Department announced today. The order per,mitting the taking of these industrious animals was issued by Commissioner Lithgow Osborne after a checkup during the winter months had revealed that this species was plentiful in many counties of the State. The season is 1938 extended from march 15 to March 31 inclusive. Trappers in Essex County trapped 418 beaver this year, as compared with 384 in 1937. ELIZABETHTOWN-Justice O. Byron Brewster, delegate to the State Constitutional Convention, has offered a proposed amendment to the Constitution: “natural beauty, historic associations sightlines and physical good order of the state and its parts contribute to the general welfare, and shall be conserved and developed as a part of the patrimony of the people, and to that end private property shall be subject to reasonable regulation and control”. This proposal has been referred to committee. NOTICES•

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Bonnie Bigelow retires from Elizabethtown hospital after 34 years By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Bonnie Bigelow has been helping others feel better since 1977. Bigelow, who retired on May 31 from Elizabethtown Community Hospital as the director of quality, started as a RN in January of 1977. “When I started, I wanted to go to Plattsburgh State and get my diploma, but then you had to live on campus in order to go to school, so I put it off for a few years,” Bigelow said. Instead, Bigelow was enrolled in the Hospital Diploma Program, which took 27 months to complete. During her time at ECH, Bigelow has been a

RN, assistant head nurse, head nurse, head nurse of ICU and CCU, director of nursing and director of quality. “I have always been open to new things,” Bigelow said. “Medicine is about change and being open to change.” Bigelow said that she remembered fondly her first years at the hospital, making the rounds and working with patients. “When I started out, it was about getting to know the patients,” Bigelow said. “They were like an extended family. You get that comfort with each other and the patients know who is

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

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Troop B of State Police honor first member killed on duty in 1920 By Keith Lobdell

“I had a list of Troopers who had died in the line of duty in Troop B, and we had ored everyone on that list,” Maj. Smith said. “After last year’s services, one of the forRAY BROOK — Members of Troop B of the New mer Troopers came up to me and told me York State Police took time to remember the first that he had found three more names on the Trooper to ever lose their life in the line of duty. Wall of Honor of officers who were killed Troop B commander Maj. Rick Smith and Forwhile serving in Troop B.” mer Troopers Association President Russell According to the Wall of Honor website, Slingerland unveiled a memorial plaque in honor “Trooper James A. Skiff died at the age of of Lt. James A Skiff during the annual Troop B Me39 of injuries sustained from an accident morial Day ceremonies May 25, the 91st anniverLt. James A. Skiff which occurred in the city of Ogdensburg sary of the day Skiff lost his life. Photo provided by NYSP Wall of Honor on May 25, 1920. Trooper Skiff was a side“He was stationed in Ogdensburg in 1920 and was riding in the sidecar of a division motorcycle when he was car passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a trolkilled in an accident,” Maj. Smith said. “We usually have our ley car. “Trooper Skiff joined the Division of State Police servMemorial Day ceremonies on the Wednesday before Memorial ing as a First Sergeant at Camp Newayo and in Troop A. Day, so it just worked out that way that we were able to honor He served Troop K as a Lieutenant and later transferred his sacrifice on the 91st anniversary of his death.” Skiff is listed as the first member of the NYSP to be killed in to Troop B.” Skiff lived in New Rochelle. Prior to joining the State the line of duty and, until a year ago, was a man without a Police, he was an officer in the National Guard. “Troop.”

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AU SABLE FORKS — The town of Jay will be publishing a local business directory for local business owners in Jay, Au Sable Forks and Upper Jay. This directory will serve as an update to the one previously published in conjunction with the Au Sable Forks Revitalization Committee. It is free of charge to be listed in this directory. If you wish to be included in this updated publication, please submit a business card to the town of Jay offices in person at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks; by mail to Town Of Jay, P.O. Box 730, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912; or by email to Please also send any changes or updates of previously submitted cards in order to get your infor-

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Kite festival planned Plans are under way for the fourth Annual East Branch Friends of the Arts Kite Fest 2011. This year’s theme is Art in Flight. Kite Fest will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, sharing Marcy Field in Keene Valley with the Farmer’s Market. Kite enthusiasts of all ages are invited to bring original, collectible and storebought kites and banners to fly at this annual Father’s Day event. Back by popular demand will be Bol races, where Contestants run down the field, pulling giant half-spheres of colorful nylon kite material. Admission is free. Pictured, kids and adults compete in colorful and exciting Bol Races with the Adirondack Great Range in the background at East Branch Friends of the Arts annual Kite Fest on Father’s Day at Marcy Field in Keene Valley.

WESTPORT — In addition to the Wednesday, June 22 regular monthly meeting of the Planning Board of the town of Westport, there will also be two Special Meetings on Wednesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m.

Student concert at Essex church ESSEX — A Student Vocal and Chamber Music Recital will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Essex Community Church. Sponsored by the Essex Community Concerts program, students with high level skills of musicianship from the area will perform at the Essex Community Church. A reception follows. For further information, please contact Jennifer Moore, Pre-K through 12 music teacher at the Willsboro Central School District at 396-6640 or vclaccompanist@

Father’s Day breakfast moved WESTPORT — Westport Boy Scout Troop 63 will hold its annual Father ’s Day pancake breakfast at the Westport Hotel on Sunday, June 19 from 8 until 11 a.m. The site has been changed from the Galley Restaurant due to flooding.

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Making jam part of CCE workshop WESTPORT — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County will host its third Food Preservation Workshop, Food Preservation-making Jam, on Thursday, June 9. Classes are open to the public on a first come first serve basis with limited opening for each class. Master Food Preservation Instructors Judy French and Eileen Longware may be reached by calling 962-4810 for more information on these classes and future trainings.

Democratic party plans outing ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Democratic Committee invites the public to attend an Adirondack Experience at CampUp-There on Otis Mountain in New Russia on Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m. This is a rare chance to visit a 1905 Great Camp, meet Democratic Candidates, kick off the 2011 election season and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres. Wear comfortable shoes to take a 10minute hike or ride a four-wheel-drive shuttle to the top of the mountain and enjoy this wonderful camp and its spectacular views. A donation of $20 will be appreciated. Please RSVP to 963-7216 or 963-7419 by June 6.


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Obituaries Mary Carey Franke, 85 Dec. 9, 2010 KEENE — Mary Carey Franke, 85, of Lincoln, Calif., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in Oyster Bay, NY, the daughter of Francis P. Carey and Loretta (Rogers) Carey. She lived most of her life in the Northeast and moved to Lincoln, CA in 2004. Mrs. Franke was a 1947 graduate of what is now SUNY at Albany. While she was working on her teaching degree she met Arthur Franke, a B-29 combat veteran who was attending RPI after finishing his enlistment in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Mrs. Franke was a long time teacher at Hudson High School in Hudson, MA after previously teaching in New York and Pennsylvania. As a business teacher she had a profound influence on the careers of many students. She and her husband traveled around the world, frequently with him piloting their private airplane. After the death of her husband, she moved to CA and lived near her oldest

son and her daughter in the Sacramento area. Mrs. Franke is survived by three children, James C. Franke of Davis, CA, Doreen E. Franke of Truckee, CA, and Arthur J. Franke of Hudson, MA, and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated June 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Saint Brendan’s Church in Keene, NY. Rev. John Yonkovig will officiate. Burial will follow at Norton Cemetery, Keene, NY. The M.B. Clark, Inc. funeral home in Lake Placid, NY, is in charge of arrangements.

William “Bill” Strong, 64 Dec. 24, 1946 - May 23, 2011 ELIZABETHTOWN — William “Bill” Strong, 64, died Monday, May 23, 2011. He was born Dec. 24, 1946 the son of Harold and Evelyn (Emnott) Strong. Bill was an avid outdoors man with an artistic eye. This talent showed in the many land reclamation projects he did. He loved being in the woods working with his tractor and enjoying the wildlife. He also was a great fisherman and hunter and had a love for gardening. Bill is survived by his loving wife Joan

(White) Strong of Elizabethtown, a brother Timothy Strong of Potsdam, his best buddy Ky, an uncle and aunt Roscoe and Alice Strong of Connecticut, his inlaws, Raymond White of Interlaken, N.Y., Anna and Martin Bezon of Port Henry, Judy Ann and Jerome Brassard of Mineville, Edward and Mary Jane White of Westport, Stephen and Rebecca White of Fairfax, Vt., Thomas and Debbie White of Westport and several cousins. A memorial service was held May 27 at W.M. Marvin’s Sons funeral home in Elizabethtown. A reception followed at the United Church of Christ Parish Hall in Elizabethtown. Donations in his memory may be made to the Westport SPCA, Westport, NY 12993 For online condolences please visit

John Jay Zinchak, 94 March 17, 1917 - May 24, 2011 John Jay Zinchak, 94, died at Meadowbrook Healthcare Tuesday, May 24, 2011. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. March 17, 1917 the son of Andrew and Martha (Skypak) Zinchak. Mr. Zinchak graduated from the Saun-

Valley News - 17 ders Trade High School and went to work for the Federal Postal Service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and became a member of the 213th Anti-Artillery Unit. After his honorable discharge he again joined the Postal Service. He was a member of St. Philip’s of Jesus Church in Willsboro, a 5th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Keeseville American Legion and a former President of the Willsboro/Essex Kiwanis. He married Sylvia Curren in St. Philip’s Church in May of 1955. John loved the outdoors and especially loved the Adirondacks, referring to Willsboro as God’s Country. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to sing, often crooning to the nurses and aides, and was frequently heard saying, “Bring food.” He is survived by a son and his wife and family, Karl and Jennifer Zinchak and children Brandi Zinchak and Zack Johnson and a daughter and her husband and family Lynne and Mark Radley and children Kevin and Lisa Radley. John is also survived by a sister-in-law, Kathryn Giancola, and nieces and nephews Alan Giancola, Nick Sayward, Jane Gay, and Carolyn Walker and many grandnieces

and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Sylvia, in 2000. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday May 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Essex Road, Willsboro, N.Y. with Rev. Scott Fobare officiating. The family wishes to especially thank Dr. Phillips and the staff of Meadowbrook HealthCare, where he received wonderful care. John considered his nursing home his ‘home’. He is now with his Sylvia, whom he married 56 years ago this month. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory be made to the Meadowbrook Healthcare Memorial Fund, 154 Prospect Ave., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Huestis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Death notice John F. Peters, 82 LAKE PLACID — John F. Peters, 82, passed away May 13, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 12, at North Elba Cemetery. M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home, Lake Placid, is in charge of arrangements.

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Ferry reopens despite high water By Lou Varricchio


CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte, Vt., to Essex, N.Y., ferry, operated by Lake Champlain Transportation Co., reopened May 26 after being closed for almost a month due to the flooding of Lake Champlain. The ferries were back in service just in time for Memorial Day tourist traffic. Deck crews welcomed returning commuters aboard the M.V. Gov. Aiken and the M.V. Grand Isle, both 30-vehicle-capacity vessels plying the 2.75-mile-long passage between the shores. “The volume wasn’t too heavy today— seven to nine vehicles per ferry—pretty normal for the start of the season,” said veteran ferry deckhand Philip McKenzie. “It’s going to take a few days before everyone knows we’re back in business. But it’s business as usual now.” McKenzie said the lake water was the highest he’s ever seen, at least during his 15 years as a ferryman. “The water is high—very high,” he said. “And as you can see we built up the approach ramps in both Charlotte and Essex. But in Essex, we had to build up the ramp at least 5-6 feet. The dock is lower there. It’s steep for some cars but they can make it.” On April 28, Lake Champlain Transportation closed the Essex-Charlotte ferry due to

flooding. It had reopened on April 7 after the route was free of lake ice, which forced its closure on Feb. 25. At both ferry docks on May 26, while receding last week, the water is still high. In the wake of flooding can be seen inundated houses and dockside businesses, including the marina, in Essex. The Old Dock Restaurant and Marina in Essex is surrounded by water and it’s unlikely the popular lakeside dining establishment will open any time soon. There’s significant cleanup to be done. “It’s terrible in Essex and Westport,” said ferry foot passenger Naomi Rose, a retired Bell Labs psychologist, who spends part of the year on Lake Champlain. “I have a house in Westport. The water ’s close to my place, but I am okay for now. But look at Essex’s flooded waterfront—it’s sad, especially the damage at the restaurant and marina,” she said. Rose was the ferry’s first “official” foot passenger on May 26 aboard the M.V. Gov. Aiken, according to McKenzie. “I wanted to see how high the lake is and what the damage looks like on both shores,” Rose said. According to another ferry deck hand, Gene Szatawski, reopening day included something for everyone—some sunshine, clouds, and a gusty 8-kt. wind out of the south.


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News of the Week Stewart’s Shops recalls 19 ice cream products SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart’s Shops has recalled 19 ice cream items manufactured in their Greenfield facility since May 19. The recall is a result of an equipment failure at the plant resulting in the possibility of foreign material being present in the ice cream and is a precaution taken by Stewart’s Shops. The flavors, sizes and codes recalled are as follows: No Sugar Added, pints, 1136; Cookie Whirled, three-gallon, 5/17/2011; Mint Chip, half-gallon, 1137; Crumbs Along the Mohawk, halfgallon, 1137; Vanilla Chocolate, halfgallon, 1138; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, half-gallon, 1139; Peanut Butter Pandemonium, half-gallon; 1139; Rainbow Sherbet, three-gallon, 5/20/2011; Rainbow Sherbet; half-gallon, 5/20/2011; Chocolate Trifecta, half-gallon, 1140; Chocolate, half-gallon, 1143; Chocolate Marshmallow; half-gallon, 1143; Black Cherry, pint, 1144; Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, pint, 1144; Mint Cookie Crumble, three-gallon, 5/24/2011; Mint Cookie Crumble, halfgallon, 1144; Rainbow Sherbet, threegallon, 5/25/2011; Rainbow Sherbet, half-gallon, 1145. According to a statement from Stewart’s Shops, no reports of any objects being found in the ice cream flavors listed or any injuries associated with this problem have been reported to date. The corporation is offering full refunds at the shop where the ice cream was purchased. For more information, call 581-1201, ext. 2130.

Codes revision meeting June 9 ROUSES POINT — The village board of trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday, June 9, at Rouses Point Civic Center ’s Halstead Hall, 39 Lake St., beginning at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be for the public to offer input on the village’s ongoing planning and zoning code revision process. The meeting will include a review of recommendations from River Street Planning and Development, Troy, for proposed changes to the village’s planning and zoning codes.

Culvert repair under way PERU — The Town of Peru Highway Department has closed a section of Fox Farm Road to repair a culvert. The 69139 section of the road was closed May 31 and is expected to reopen Friday, June 10. For more information, contact highway superintendent Mike Farrell at 5723101 or Northern Snow and Dirt at 6439987.

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Clinton County

Milfoil war on Chateaugay lakes in jeopardy Foundation seeks continued funding from municipalities

By Jeremiah S. Papineau

DANNEMORA — The town of Dannemora may not be able to continue making good on a pledge to help rid the Chateaugay lakes of a longtime environmental problem. Mary McLean Johnson, president of the Chateaugay Lake Foundation, approached the Dannemora Town Board at its May 25 meeting about restoring funding in the town budget for the foundation. The town has provided $2,500 to the foundation per year for the past three years to assist with removal of Eurasian water milfoil — a nonnative invasive aquatic plant known for clogging boat motors and degrading water quality — from Upper Chateaugay Lake and Lower Chateaugay Lake and the connecting waterway between the two bodies known as “The Narrows.” However, the town will be unable to make its commitment to the foundation given the town’s current financial status, said Town Supervisor Americo “Ves” Pivetta. “There’s no money, so we took it out of the budget,” said Pivetta, who cited the recent closure of the Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility as one of the chief economic concerns for the town. The lack of a commitment for funding An example of a milf oil har vest conducted last summer fr om Upper and L ower Chateaugay Lake b y the from the town comes at a crucial time for the Chateaugay Lake Foundation. The foundation is hoping to continue its work with the support of local mufoundation, said Johnson, as concentrated nicipalities. efforts by teams of trained professionals to Photo provided by Mary McLean Johnson remove milfoil from the lakes enter their is significant to the town.” “The town needs this program now more fourth year. Since the foundation adopted its That’s what Johnson believes the town isthan ever with the closure of Lyon Mountain mission to eradicate the aquatic threat, nearn’t getting. However, Pivetta disagrees. [Correctional Facility],” said Johnson. “The ly $250,000 has been raised, with additional lakes are a major asset and to cut fundcommitments made for future years. ing for this project would be pennywise Though the foundation largely relies and pound foolish.” on the support of private donors, such Though Johnson said she believes the as property owners along the lakes and town board is sympathetic to the founlocal businesses, the continued support The Chateaugay Lake Foundation has hand-harvestdation’s mission, she doesn’t believe the of the towns of Dannemora and Ellened approximately 20 percent of the milfoil infestation in gravity of the situation is fully underburg in Clinton County and town of Upper Chateaugay Lake, Lower Chateaugay Lake and stood. Bellmont in Franklin County is imporThe Narrows, at a cost of approximately $213,000, said “I’ll just have to keep raising the issue tant, said Johnson. Johnson. and hopefully the money will be re“The state funding that used to be The infestation — which is believed to have started in stored,” she said. there to help with this problem is pretthe late 1960s and slowly progressed over the past five Johnson is currently in the process of ty much gone now,” said Johnson, who decades — has affected much of the 200 acres the waapproaching the towns of Ellenburg and noted the burden of funding projects terways occupy. The current rate of removal, based on Bellmont to see if each municipality will like the foundation’s now rests on the the amount of funding raised to date, will take roughly 20 continue their funding of the project. shoulders of leaders at the local level. years to complete, she added. When reached for comment, Ellen“The towns have a vested interest in “Itʼs one of the oldest milfoil infestations in Adirondacks burg Town Supervisor Richard Pearson on the 10th largest lake in the Adirondacks,” said Johnmaintaining water quality ... When stated the last payment for his town’s son, noting the problem has increased in recent years, they invest in the water quality, they three-year commitment for funding will spread by boat traffic. reap the benefit by preserving the tax be made in July. After that, he is unsure Neighboring Chazy Lake has also been affected by a base.” as to what, if anything, will be done by milfoil infestation, however efforts along that lake have According to figures provided by Ellenburg to further help the foundanot been coordinated to the extent of those on ChateauJohnson, the town of Dannemora contion. gay Lake, said Johnson. tains 1,541 taxable parcels, 147 of which “I don’t know whether we’re going to are located along the banks of Upper continue with it or not,” said Pearson. Chateaugay Lake. “I told Mary that if I had the money, I’d “[The foundation] will have to make a pro“That’s 9.5 percent of the tax base,” said give her a check right now,” said Pivetta. posal to the board again like they did three Johnson. “If you look at the amount of taxes “But, we just don’t have the money. We’ll see years ago.” generated by those parcels, it accounts to what the future brings.” about 21 percent. The value of those parcels

Work performed so far

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Fire destroys Spencer Boatworks building

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Essex County

News of the Week Nova Bus Corporation land $231 million contract PLATTSBURGH — Nova Bus Corporation has received an estimated $231.2 million contract. The contract, awarded by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, will involve final assembly of more than 300 clean-diesel buses at the company’s plant on Banker Road in the town of Plattsburgh. The reported cost to assemble each bus is $703,874, slightly less than the initial estimated cost of $717,933. The buses are expected to be delivered later this summer through April 2013.

By Chris Morris SARANAC LAKE — A local business was destroyed by fire over the weekend. According to officials with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Spencer Boatworks, located off state Route 3 just outside Saranac Lake, caught fire at about 1 a.m. Saturday, May 28. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is ongoing, but fire Chief Brendan Keough says lightning may be to blame. Several classic boats were lost in the blaze, and the building itself was completely destroyed. Firefighters were back in service by about noon Saturday. In an email sent to WNBZ, owner Jay Annis explained that fire destroyed the main shop and office building portion of the business. “Antique marine hardware, multiple boats, shop equipment, and personal effects were lost in the fire,” he said, noting that other

Local emergency responders lauded for their efforts Spencer Boatworks building as seen after the fire Photo by Andy Flynn

storage units at the complex were unaffected. Annis says he and his employees were busy over the holiday weekend contacting clients and making arrangements for business to continue without interruption. “We will be utilizing existing infrastructure and our off-site facilities,” Annis said, adding that more information and updates can be found at the business’s website,

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of offers of help from the community,” Annis said. “I’d like to thank everyone for their help and particularly our dedicated employees, the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department and other responding fire departments, and my neighbor, John Curtis.” Annis says he will rebuild and he looks forward to continuing normal business operations.

Minor injuries from MVA

Clinton County

Tax cap needs plan for mandate relief, officials say By Jeremiah S. Papineau

PLATTSBURGH — The support for both sides of the property tax cap argument are being made known by local officials. The North Country Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last week welcoming the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders of an agreement on a new property tax cap for the state. In the statement, chamber of commerce president Garry Douglas called the legislation — which will cap property tax increases for local governments and school districts at 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less — “a remarkable advance for homeowners and for job creation in the North Country and across the state.” “It’s a firm cap that will have a very real impact in terms of controlling spending and taxes going

forward,” stated Douglas. “As the governor recently pointed out in Lake Placid, property taxes have become the biggest impediment to growth and prosperity in New York. We thank the governor for his extraordinary leadership, and the legislature for listening to their constituents.” Douglas further stated the chamber of commerce and its allies across the state will now turn their attention to the need for “meaningful state mandate relief” as a follow-up to the property tax cap. However, not all are convinced the property tax cap is in the best interest of taxpayers as proposed and that mandate relief must be decided upon before legislation is agreed upon by the Assembly and the Senate. County administrator Michael Zurlo expressed his concern with the legislation during a regular meeting of the county legislature May 25, calling it “a very emotional issue.” The tax cap, said

Zurlo, must include “meaningful mandate relief” in order to be successful. “Mandate relief is not a part of this program,” said Zurlo, referring to the most recent version of the cap proposed. “Supporters of the program indicate that this tax cap will lead to mandate relief. I certainly hope that’s the case.” The majority of expenditures that are borne by local governments, said Zurlo, are ones mandated by the state. In addition with limited revenues and “less than stellar sales tax receipts” in the last three years, a property tax cap without mandate relief will cost services and jobs, the county administrator warned. “When revenues go down and expenses increase, that’s an equation that does not balance,” said Zurlo. “And, to get that to balance, there’s going to be services within this county that are no longer going to be affordable.” The New York State Associa-

BEEKMANTOWN — Emergency medical technicians from the Beekmantown Volunteer Fire Department and EMT of CVPH were recently honored for saving the life of 4-year-old Aiden Fournier. Fournier stopped breathing the night of March 19. Emergency responders answered the call which resulted in Fournier being transported to CVPH Medical Center and eventually Albany Medical Center. Fournier ’s condition was reportedly due to a combination bacterial pneumonia and human metapneumo virus.

tion of Counties has called on state leaders to assume the $2 billion county share of Medicaid for the 57 counties outside New York City, which is a stance Zurlo said he wholeheartedly supports. “If the state took away our largest mandate — Medicaid — we could not only cap your taxes, we could reduce them in Clinton County by 60 percent,” Zurlo continued, adding the majority of states in the union have already done so. “In fact, only nine of a myriad of state mandates consume 112 percent of the county tax levy.” Under a property tax cap, Zurlo said the legislature would work “very hard” throughout its budget process to balance the burden on taxpayers with the services provided by the county. “But, the services we provide, I can tell you now, are going to be affected and the people who provide those services are going to be affected,” said Zurlo.

PLATTSBURGH — A two-vehicle accident sent a Dannemora woman to the hospital last month. According to state police, Kayla Pulsifer, 20, was injured May 9 when the vehicle she was operating on Interstate 87 was broad-sided by a tractor trailer driven by Norm Ouellet, 50, of Quebec. Ouellet’s vehicle reportedly moved into Pulsifer ’s lane, clipping her 2002 Nissan and sending the vehicle spinning across the highway before it came to rest in the median. Pulsifer was transported to CVPH Medical Center where she was treated and released.

Man charged after dispute ELLENBURG — Jason Moore, 31, Ellenburg, was charged by state police with third-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and filing a false written statement May 30. The charges stem from a domestic dispute that allegedly took place that afternoon . Moore was remanded to Clinton County Jail where he posted $1,000 bail.

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Hickey earns Section VII title; White rebounds from 11 to state team By Keith Lobdell SARANAC INN — After 35 holes, nothing had been decided between the top two golfers in Section VII in 2011. AuSable Valley’s John Hickey and Saranac Lake’s Michael Phelan stepped up to the 18th tee tied, entering the final hole at the Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club. Both went shot-for-shot down the fairway and toward the green, where Hickey took the advantage with a close approach, while Phelan was left with a long putt. “I looked at the putt from three angles and had a great read on it,” Phelan said. “It was the longest read that I had all day.” In Phelan’s own words, “I had a little too much speed on it, and it didn’t drop.” That left Hickey with a short putt for the win. “My heart was racing,” Hickey said about the moments before he drained his only putt on the 18th hole, capturing the 2011 individual title by one stroke with a two-day total of 151. “My goal was to try and get inside of him with each shot,” Hickey said of the final hole. “I left it a little short on the green, but it is better on the 18th to be short than long.” Phelan trailed by six strokes after the first day of team play, which was won by Plattsburgh, who beat the Red Storm by eight strokes, 317-325. Phelan, who opened play with an 80, fired the low round of the tournament with an even-par 72, at one point being two-under par through 14 holes. “He gave me a run for my money,” Hickey said. “He played an awesome round and he put the pressure on me.” “I came out to play my own game and not worry about what others were doing,” Phelan said. “I knew that if I played my game, I could get back into contention.” Hickey and Phelan (152) will represent Section VII at the NYSPHSAA golf championships this weekend, along with Plattsburgh’s Ethan Votraw (158), Northeastern Clinton’s Nolan Reid (158), Saranac Lake’s Patt McHugh (159), Elizabethtown-Lewis’

Michael Phelan fired an even-par 72 on da y two of the Section VII golf championships.

John H ickey sc ored the individual S ection VII title with a short put on the final hole of competition.

Photo by Keith Lobdell

Photo by Keith Lobdell

After carding an 11 on the opening hole,Tyler White finished with an 81, lock ing up a spot at the stat e tournament. Photo by Keith Lobdell

(and MVAC top golfer) Tyler White (160), Plattsburgh’s Connor Benoit (162), Plattsburgh’s Gus Rietsema (163) and Beekmantown’s MacCullen Cope (166). Saranac Lake golfer Matt Clark pared the opening playoff hole to earn the alternate spot on the Section VII team over Plattsburgh’s Lucas Wood. For White, not many thought that he would fare well after carding an 11 on the opening hole of day two, but the Lion golfer

fired a 70 in the remaining 17 holes to finish sixth. “Leaving the first hole, my only thought was that I was going to hole out on my next shot,” White, who birdied the par-three third, said. “I couldn’t do any worse than I had just done on that hole, so I guess that it got me going.” For Votraw and McHugh, this will be the fourth time that they have represented their section at the states, while McHugh being a

former sectional champion. “It feels pretty good to be going back,” McHugh said. “I played well and didn’t take any big numbers here.” “I am really happy to go back,” Votraw said. “I am playing pretty consistently right now. I am a little weak in the short game, but I will work on that through the week.” Hickey and Phelan return to the state tournament for the third time, while Rietsema will return for the second time.

Local teams struggle in baseball sectionals NAC 8, Lake Placid 4

The Bobcats scored in each of the first three innings as they secured a spot in the Section VII/Class C championship game with a win over the Blue Bombers May 27. Tyler Mesec connected for an homerun, single and a pair of runs batted in for the Bobcats, while Nick Gero had a double and two singles to go with two RBI and Bryant Fortin had a pair of singles and three steaks. Mesec also struck out 12 in pitching a complete game victory. Chris Kordziel had a double and a pair of runs batted in, while R.J. Reid added a two-run single.

Westport/Keene 7, Johnsburg 0, forfeit

The Beagles received a forfeit victory over the Jaguars to advance to the Section VII/Class D semifinals.

Beekmantown 8, Saranac Lake 7

The Eagles scored five times in the bottom of the seventh inning in rallying to beat the Red Storm in the Section VII/Class C quarterfinals May 28. Keon Jahanbakhsh had four hits for the Eagles (11-3), while Seth Pelkey and Eric LaBonte each had two hits and Frank Buksa added a double.


The Cougars broke open its Section VII/Class C quarterfinal against the Patriots with five runs in the sixth inning to advance May 28. Dalton Castine pitched five innings of shutout baseball, while Logan Miller had two hits, Josh Rabideau hit a triple and Dylan Carter hit a double. Kyle Sprague had two hits for the Patriots, while Austin House and Shane Douglas had singles.

Kyle Sprague makes a play in the field for the Patriots. Sprague had two hits in a losing effort against Northeastern Clinton May 28. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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EKMW girls relay team earns victory during Section VII track meet PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac varsity track and field programs were dominate throughout the 2011 season, and put the exclamation point on that by sweeping the Section VII championship meet May 28.


The Chiefs boys team won their third straight title, edging out Ticonderoga. Saranac’s Corey Duval scored a win in the shot put, while Francis Frederick finished in second place. Jeremy Bullis won the discus for the Chiefs, where the team swept the podium with Ryan St. Clair and Frederick. Jake Martindale added a win in the 400-meter hurdles, while the

team of Micah Patterson, Billy Badger, Casey Jackson and Martindale won the 1,600 relay. Peru’s Dan Lennon scored three wins in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Jonathyn Granger of Ticonderoga also scored three wins in the 100, 400 and long jump. Ticonderoga’s Jesse Perkins won the 200, Jay Hebert won the 110 hurdles In the relays, the Plattsburgh team of Tre Bucci, Jordan Knight, Tevin Connors and Skyler Barriere won the 400 relay, while Seton Catholic’s team of Justin Bresette, James Downs, Barret Waling and Zack Ziemer won the 3,200 relay. In the field, Peru’s Bryce Schnaars won the high jump, while Shawn Hendrix won the triple jump. Beek-

mantown’s Devon Anderson earned the discus title. Saranac scored 171 points, compared to Ticonderoga’s 135. Peru had 112.


The Lady Chiefs won their fifth consecutive title in track and field, led by Alexandra Farrington, who won in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles and long jump. Saranac’s Maxine Rock won the triple jump, while Victoria Phaneuf and Trisha Helms scored the top two spots in the shot put. On the track, Beekmantown’s Jess Huber scored the wins in the 100 and 200, Northeastern Clinton’s Molly Roush won in the 400 and 800,

Plattsburgh’s Emma Deshaies won the 1,500 and Seton Catholic’s Anna Rabideau earned the 3,000 title. In the relay events, The EKMW 400-relay team of Sodie Stoner, Haile Snyder, Delaney Sears and Athena Pepe scored a victory, while Plattsburgh’s 1,600 relay team of Brin Keyser, Emma Deshaies, Rayanne Canet and Emy Russell and Seton’s 3,200 relay team of Margaret Champagne, Rabideau, Phoebe Christopher and Paige Spittler also scored wins. In the field events, Beekmantown’s Emily Anderson won the discus, while Northeastern Clinton's Celine Bouvier won the high jump. Saranac finished with 148 points, while Beekmantown scored 89 and Peru had 83.5 points.

AVCS tr ack and field athlet e Justin Hart competes in the discus ev ent during the Section VII track and field championship meet May 28. Photo by Keith Lobdell

ELCS, LPCS, AVCS and SLCS advance in Section VII softball playoffs Westport 10, Chazy 7

The Lady Eagles of Westport scored all of their runs in the second and third inning, beating the Lady Eagles of Chazy in the opening round of the Section VII/Class D tournament May 25. Westport scored five runs in each the second and thirs inning, and wrapped out 14 hits in the win, led by Ellexus Vaughn, who totaled three hits and four runs batted in while hitting a triple. Brendee Russell collected three hits for the Eagles, including a doubles, while the trio of Molly Rascoe, Christina Sherman and Emily French each wrapped out a pair of hits. Mallory Sudduth scored the win, allowing 11 hits over seven innings. For Chazy, Emily Keable finished a home run shy of the cycle, collecting a single, double and triple. Astrid Kempainen and Kristen Doran also connected for a trio of hits, with Doran connecting for a triple. Christina Emery had the only other hit for Chazy, a double.

Minerva/Newcomb 7, Keene 6

The Lady Mountaineers scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to advance past the Lady Beavers in the Section VII/Class D quarterfinals May 27. Emma Gothner drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning to give the Beavers a 6-5 lead heading into the final inning. Amanda Boyle struck out 10 batters on the mound.

Crown Point 13, Westport 3

Through two innings, the Lady Eagles had an upset on their minds. Westport held a 2-0 lead before the Lady Panthers scored two in the bottom of the second and four more in the third on their way to a Section VII/Class D quarterfinal victory May 27. Brendee Russell had a pair of hits for the Eagles, including a double.

AVCS 5, Saranac 2

The Lady Patriots scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally past the Lady Chiefs May 28 in the Section VII/Class B quarterfinals. Emily Plumadore drove in Johanna Recny

with the game-tying run in the sixth inning, while Samantha Vallieres drove in Recny with the go-ahead run. Plumadore then scored on a passed ball and Brittany Friedrich then drove in the final run of the inning with a single. Alexis Facteau added a double and single, while Jessica Baker had a double. Friedrich scored the win on the mound for the Patriots, striking out 11 and allowing five hits.

teams six at-bats in shutting out the Lady Wildcats May 28 and advancing to the Section VII/Class D semifinals. Andrea Le Vien struck out nine batters while earning the win for the Lions. Offensively, Kylee Cassavaugh had two hits and three RBI, with Kearstin Ashline, Alyssa Sullivan and Jen McGinn each tallying one hit apiece.

Lake Placid 8, NAC 2

The Lady Red Storm scored sin runs in the sixth inning to get past the Lady Eagles in the Section VII/Class B quarterfinals May 29. Sydney Battistoni had a pair of singles, a double and a run batted in for the Red Storm, while Chelsea LaFountain connected on a triple, single and RBI, Sarah Drake contributed two hits and two RBI, Megan Moody had a double and two RBI, and Brooke Fitzgerald hit a double. Nicole Viscardo earned the win on the mound. Kendra LaFountain and Emily Raville each drove in a run for the Eagles, while Dakota Prue and Hilarie Ladieu had hits.

The Lady Blue Bombers scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open the game and advance to the Section VII/Class C finals with a win over the Lady Bobcats May 28. Brenna Whitney led the seventh inning attack with a two-run double, while Danielle Balestrini, Megan Riley and Alexis Nichols also drove in runs for the Blue Bombers. Balestrini and Haley Brandes each had three hits in the game.

ELCS 11, Schroon Lake 0

Saranac Lake 8, Beekmantown 5

The Lady Lions scored in four of their

E-town Day planning under way, including benefit breakfast June12 By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Summertime in the Adirondacks will be the theme of the annual E-town Day celebration. “The fire company is kinda plugging everything together right now,” Harvey Putnam, of the Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department, said. “We are getting the entertainment set up, and we have come up with

the theme for the event.” E-town Day will take place on Saturday, July 16, with plenty of events and activities capped off with the annual fireworks display. “Summertime in the Adirondacks,” will not only be the theme for the day, but also for the annual parade, which will step off at 3 p.m. Putnam said that those interested in participating in the parade are asked to call Steve Duso Sr. by calling 873-9244.

Putnam said that there will be local entertainment throughout the event, along with the food and refreshment stands. “A lot of what is being done this year is what we have done in the past,” Putnam said. “There will be kids games, antique cars and more. Last year was a great year, and we were able to offer a lot to the community.” Putnam said that the fire department will also hold its annual food sales and raffles. “We get great community support, and there are people that come from all over the

region,” Putnam said. “We will be sending our donation letters out soon, and it is never too early to start thinking about the event.” In preparation for E-town day, the fire department will be holding its fireman’s breakfast on Sunday, June 12, from 7 a.m. until noon at the fire department. It will be a donation cost with all proceeds benefiting Etown Days. For more information on the breakfast or E-town Days, contact Putnam at 873-2291.

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Bugs and Bats I

t has finally happened. After a half century of tromping and paddling throughout the vast recesses of the Adirondacks, I was finally forced to throw in the towel. I felt like a battered boxer, but I probably looked more like a puffy, cranberry muffin. It happened just last weekend, while I was fishing on the small ponds near Lake Clear. With a blizzard of buzzing of mosquitoes in hot pursuit, I was actually chased from the woods. Never before have I experienced bugs so thick, so ravenous and in such abundance. The buzzing was incessant and there was no escape. I was forced to give up. Mind you, I was prepared, sporting a full arsenal of bug dopes, sprays and other concoctions. I wore long pants, which were tucked into tall, rubber boots and my head net was covered by the tight collar of a turtleneck shirt. I had taken proper precautions to insure that no patch of skin was available, beyond the fingers I had cut from cotton gloves to al-

low me to fish. I sprayed on plenty of bug dope, swatted when I could and even considered drinking a bit at the height of the battle. I knew whiskey wouldn’t help, but I figured it couldn’t hurt either as I already had a buzz going on. After absorbing as much torment as one could possibly bear, I decided to call it a day. With the cloud of mosquitoes in hot pursuit, I stashed my canoe along the shoreline and turned tail for the trailhead, about a twenty-minute hike. A buzzing grey cloud accompanied me on the frenetic foray that followed. Mosquitoes filled the car as I quickly slid in through a small crack in the door. Although fully encapsulated by glass and metal, I was still under fire. There were nearly as many mosquitoes on the inside of the windshield as there were on the outside. With a lingering scent of Adirondack Aftershave, (Old Woodsman) tantalizing my nostrils, I hightailed it for home. When I returned to retrieve the canoe, early the following morn-

Blood drive set at ELCS ELIZABETHTOWN — The ELCS Student Council will be sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, June 3rd. If you are interested in donating blood, and would like an appointment, please contact the school to sign up. The blood drive starts at 9 and appointments start every 15 minutes. The last accepted appointment time will be at 1:45. Double Red Cell appointments will be held every hour, the last one accepted at 1 p.m.

McKibben to speak at CATS event ESSEX — Acclaimed author Bill McKibben

ing, the woods were eerily quiet. It was cool and damp, and very few bugs were in the air. Since I was dressed accordingly, I figured taking a few quick trolls across the pond would be in order. I made a few passes, without a tap. But as soon as the sun was fully in the sky, I remembered why I came. Quickly, I packed up and paddled to shore, shouldered the canoe and beat a path to the car, before the full squadron could assemble. I’ve battled the flying nuisances of the Adirondacks for many years, including black flies, NoSee-Ums, deer flies and horse flies and an assortment of bees and wasps. I’ve never been forced to back down, until now, and I wonder why? A number of factors may be at work. I’m older now, but obviously not much wiser, or I wouldn’t still be subjecting myself to such abuse. I may no longer be thick-skinned, simply thick headed. However, I believe the already abundant rains, combined with the winter ’s significant snow pack and the accompanying flooding, has served to raise the threshold. Certainly, the availability of breeding grounds has been increased, with lakes, streams and rivers all overflowing their banks to create vernal pools of stagnant water that are ideal for mosquitoes. I also wonder if the region may already be beginning to see the effects of White Nose Syndrome, (WNS) a mysterious disease responsible for a significant decline

will be the featured speaker at the Celebrate Champlain Area Trails (CATS) event on Saturday, June 4 in Essex. “Celebrate Champlain Area Trails” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 4 — which is National Trails Day. Steven Kellogg will host the event at historic Block House Farm overlooking Lake Champlain just north of the Essex ferry dock. McKibben will speak from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a reception with local food and drinks provided by Turtle Island Cafe. There will be activities for children this year including a short hike that will take place during McKibben’s talk. The event offers the first public viewing and raffle of Bill Amadon’s painting, “View from the Wild-

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The Little Brown Bat, pictured above, can eat 500 to 1,000 mosquitos per hour. Unfortunately, the bat has all but been eradicated from New York because of a fungus that attacks the bats during their wint er hybernation in caves. The outbreak is known as white-nose syndrome. Photo courtesy of

in bat populations throughout the Northeast. It has since spread to seventeen states and four Canadian provinces. Bats are a primary predator of night-flying insects and they devour billions of them every night. Some species, including the Little Brown Bat, eat 500 to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour. Current research indicates the cumulative population decline of little brown bats in New York state is now estimated at nearly 95 percent. They have nearly been eradicated. Scientist claim that the extinction of some species "is possible." The removal of such a sizable population of insect predators from may be result in an explosion of flies, beetles, moths and mosquitoes. Such a significant decline in bat populations will likely trigger a ripple effect throughout the food chain. Insects will be the overall winners, but other species that feed on bats such as hawks, owls, raccoons and skunks will suffer. Already, scientists have observed negative disruptions in the

way Overlook,” as well as other informational exhibits set up in the Block House barn. Admission to this fund-raising event is $15 per person, $30 per family if the RSVP is received by June 1. After June 1, the cost is $20 per person, $40 per family. To attend, send a check to “CATS,” PO Box 193, Westport, NY 12993 or get tickets online at or call (518) 962-2287.

Event set at 1812 Homestead WILLSBORO — The Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center will host an 1812 Homestead Open House on Saturday, June 4,

ecosystem, as bats affected by WNS are forced to leave the caves earlier in the spring, to search for food. Such was the case last spring, when bats were observed flying erratically at midday, near Chapel Pond in St. Huberts. The hunger weakened bats fell as easy prey to the returning peregrine falcons, and the resident ravens. As usual, the plight of bats, and other such species, is of little concern to most until such time as it begins to affect our pocketbooks. However, that time may soon arrive as a recent study published in Science estimates that insecteating bats provide a significant pest-control service, saving the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year. For now, all we have to worry about is being chased from the woods; but possibly, when insecticides are necessary to ensure the delivery of our fresh produce, we will begin to pay attention. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public. This is a chance to experience history with hands-on activities for the entire family, including a one-room schoolhouse lesson, candle dipping, 19th century games, shingle making, an 1812 Farmhouse Tour and hearth baking.

Tourney full, pig roast open SARANAC LAKE — The Larry Stringer Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has a full slate of players. First tee is 10:08 a.m. on Saturday, June 18. We have a waiting list, if there is a cancellation. Donations and prizes for the Scholarship Fund are still being accepted.

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

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RENTALS WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully fu rnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lakeviews. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

VACATION/ RECREATIONAL RENTALS DENNISPORT, MA- Come experience the Pelham House’s private beach, pool, tennis, recently renovated waterfront rooms. Suites available, free breakfast daily , located on Nantucket sound.508-398-6076

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Current opening: We have a vacancy in our smoke free, dog free building. The apartment is on the first floor (with a back door and patio area). We have a lift (elevator) now as well as new windows and siding and a bulk cable agreement. Energy efficiency measures have also been performed to decrease our electric usage. In total, we have thirty (30) one-bedroom apartments for persons age 62 and over or handicapped of any age. Some apartments are available for those who smoke or who have a dog. Subsidized rent is based on 30% of adjusted annual income, with an additional utility allowance given.


LEGALS Valley News Legal Deadline Monday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To:

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SARANDEV REAL ESTATE, LLC, a domestic LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secre-

tary of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/06/2011. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail a copy of any such process to: Sarandev Real Estate, LLC, Attn: George Sarandev, 376 Bird Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-4/30-6/4/11-6TC73422 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION SENTINEL MOUNTAIN SAUNA LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 4/12/11. Off. loc. in Essex Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: PO Box 301, Keene, NY 12942. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-5/7-6/11-11-6TC83167 ----------------------------THE COMPREHEN-

SIVE PLAN Steering committee of the Town of Willsboro will hold their regular monthly board meeting at 6:30pm at the Willsboro Visitor’s Center, Tuesday, June 7th, 2011. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. VN-6/4/11-1TC-83536 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that Essex County Department of Social Services is proposing changes to the current

income-eligible daycare plan that may impact current recipients and providers as well as new applicants. These changes will affect eligibility, the definition of very low income , the way in which eligible applicants are prioritized for services and will raise the parent share from the current 10% t o 20%. The proposed changes can be reviewed through one of the following Internet links: a r e P r o posedChanges.pdf or . For anyone who does not have Internet access, a copy of the proposed changes may be requested by calling Mary Stanley at 518-873-3431. Comments regarding these changes will be accepted until June 30, 2011, by calling Mary Stanley at 518873-3431, emailing them to or by mailing them to

Essex County Department of Social Services, attention: Mary Stanley, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. VN-6/4/11-1TC-83538 TT-6/4/11-1TC-83538 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Order entered by the Supreme Court, Essex County, on the 16th day of May, 2011, bearing Index Number 265-11., a copy of which may be examined at the office of the Clerk, located at 7559

Court Street in Elizabethtown, New York, grants me the right to assume the name of Elizabeth Catherine Cusprinie. My present address is 157 Raymond Wright Road in Mineville, New York:; the date of my birth is April 6,1993; the place of my birth is Phoenix, Arizona, my present name is Elizabeth Catherine Cusprinie Peasley VN-6/4-6/11/11-2TC83542 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore


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FARM EQUIPMENT 1964 FORD 4000 4cyl., gas. Industrial loader & Industrial Front End, 12 spd. Sherman Transmission, pie weights, 3 pt. hitch & PTO. $6200. 518-962-2376


WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI 1970-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ 1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2350, S3-400 CASH. 1-800-772-1 142, 1310-721-0726


AUTO DONATIONS CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-779-6495 DONATE A CAR - SA VE A CHILD’S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children’ s Ranch: Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for over 30 years. Please Call 1-800-252-0561.

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