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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The race for the 114th Assembly district got started this week as Dan Stec picked up another endorsement and Dennis Tarantino officially threw his hat in the ring. The Essex County Republican Supervisors made their second endorsement in as many weeks June 25, as they put their support behind Dan Stec for the 114th Assembly race. “I am honored to receive this endorsement because it is from supervisors — people that I have worked with as a fellow supervisor and as a member of a board of supervisors,” Stec, Queensbury and Warren County Board of Supervisors member, said.


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AuSable Valley graduates Tiffany Eissler and Alexis Facteau put the final touches on their caps prior to the AVCS Commencement June 23. Facteau was the class salutatorian. For more on local graduations, including AVCS, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Keene, Westport and Willsboro, see inside this week’s Valley News.


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WILLSBORO — NYCO Minerals is another step closer to receiving the land it needs for mining in the North Country. The New York State Assembly June 20 approved first passage of a resolution to amend the state constitution and allow for a land exchange that will help Willsborobased NYCO Mineral, Inc. continue its wollastonite mining operation in Essex County. The Senate passed the resolution a day earlier.

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ESSEX — Family, friends and community members packed the Essex Community Church June 23 to remember a man of faith, family, art and humor. The Essex community paid its final respects to cartoonist Sid Couchey, who created Little Dot, Little Lotta and Richie Rich for Harvey Comics. He died March 11. CONTINUED ON PAGE 19

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Family movie night set KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Elks Lodge No. 2072 presents Free Outdoor Family Movie Night, "The Lion King," Friday, July 6 at dusk (8:45 p.m.). All children to be accompanied by an adult. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and snack and beverages will be on sale in the pavilion at 7:30 p.m. until end of movie (no coolers allowed).

Farmer’s markets set in A.F. Au SABLE FORKS — The Town of Jay and Au Sable Forks Revitalization Group announces the beginning of the Au Sable Valley Grange Farmers Market Season on Friday, June 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Market is located in Au Sable Forks in the Town of Jay Riverside Park behind the Tahawus Lodge Center on Main Street and next to the Grand Union. The market will be in operation every Friday until Aug. 31. Fresh eggs, meat and poultry, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic cheese, baked goods and many other items will be available. Many markets will host live entertainment including Lisa Meissner (Rustic Riders) on July 6,  Flashback Two on July 20, Shelving Rock on July 27 and Aug. 31, and many others yet to be scheduled. For vendor or music information contact Sue at 647-8194, Sam at 834-5245 or e-mail

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Comic tells AVCS graduates to ‘keep being you’ By Keith Lobdell CLINTONVILLE — Students at AuSable Valley Central School were applauded June 23, but also took time to applaud their families. “You should be very proud today,” Superintendent Paul Savage said to the families in the audience. “It is really a tremendous effort and we are all thankful for your support, dedication and love. You give us your best and now they are ready to go out and give their best to the world.” “They were always there for us,” salutatorian Alexis Facteau said. “Applaud and thank your family for all of the hard worked they pushed you to do. They took you to practices and games, watched your games, Facteau helped you study and shared your tears.” Facteau also said that it was her classmates who helped her overcome fears, a lesson that she and they will need as they leave high school. “We must remember that fear of the future is worse than failure itself,” she said. “Fear no more and become stronger and more independent.” Valedictorian Sierra Cotrona also talked about overcoming fear and knowing where to turn for support. Cotrona

Briony Guennel signs the graduation bear of Matthew Kelly before graduation. “Failure is OK because it is what builds us up and makes us stronger,” Cotrona said. “Do something that scares you to death — fall in love, change your mind. If you should lose your way, though, take comfort in knowing that you can always find your way home.” Molly Gardner, an AVCS alum and current comedian/actress, told students she had three thoughts for them: think positive thoughts; no job is beneath you; and you just keep being you and everyone else will catch up. “Negative thoughts are just your fears trying to pretend they are real,” Gardner said. “Your thoughts are your constant companion, so you need to decide if you want someone

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Keene graduates remember their school family By Keith Lobdell KEENE VALLEY — Members of the Keene Central School Class of 2012 said goodbye to their school family June 23, knowing that they will always have a friend there. “The one word that I would use to describe Keene is family,” valedictorian Anna Kowanko said. “Every student upon entering is personally supplied with 400 parents and grandparents, 160 sibKowanko lings to argue with, and a community full of passionate aunts and uncles who all know you. This is the family that has shaped us and encouraged us.” “I do know that I can always find a helping hand and someone to cheer me up at Keene Central School,” salutatorian Emma Gothner said. “No matter how far along in life we are, we all know that we can come back here, to these same great people and same relationships we have formed with them and have our dreams re-inGothner

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spired... This is where my dreams were built.” Commencement speaker Tiffani McDonough, a graduate of Keene, said that her look at the world was formed while a student there. “Growing up in a small town fueled in me an eager curiosity about the world outside this little valley,” McDonough said. “Here at KCS Cheryl McFadden helps Brittany Guerin prepare for graduation. Photo by Jill Lobdell and within the comfamilies dealing with many differmunity, I was lucky to find menent kinds of brain disease: epileptors who helped nurture my cusy, learning problems, traumatic riosity. I was also blessed to have brain injury, autism. It can be very a wonderful family that encoursad, but it is invariably rewardaged me to seek new experiences, ing. As a researcher of the brain, I but also taught me that the key to am helping to write the story of success was to work very hard.” how we care for kids with these McDonough also told the stuproblems: developing ways to dents to “follow their bliss.” McDonough think about and treat disease and “As you take this leap forward, new standards of medical care. Sometimes you may not know where you will land, but trust that following your bliss will lead you we help to change the course of their stories. to exactly where you are meant to be,” she Every day is hard work but I look at it as my said. “It was following my bliss, my passion privilege. I have one of the best jobs in the for stories, that lead me to medicine. I am a world.” Jill Lobdell contributed to this story. child neurologist. I care for children and


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KEENE VALLEY — Keene Valley Library’s Summer Lecture Series 2012 presents the 10th Annual John P. Marble Lecture Climate Whiplash by author, educator and scientist Curt Stager on Monday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. In Climate Whiplash, Stager will provide us with a long look backward and forward at global warming and its implications for people, places and nature. Prior to the lecture, Keene Valley Library Friends will host a Picnic on the Library Lawn at 6 p.m. Lemonade and sandwich fixings will be provided. Guests should bring a salad or dessert to share. To sign up for the picnic, call the Library at 576-4335.

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June 30, 2012 WESTPORT — The Westport Library book sale will be held from July 6 through July 8, with a first view on Thursday, July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. A $15 donation per person is requested. In addition to first choice of books, First Viewers enjoy champagne, strawberries and other delicacies. Special titles this year include some scarce regional histories such as Smith’s 1885 edition of the “History of Essex County New York,” the 1877 edition of “Historical Sketches of Northern New York” by Sylvester, Murray’s 1890 edition of “Lake Champlain and its Shores,” and Osborn’s 1934 “Camp Dudley: The Story of the First 50 Years,” as well as rare finds such as Rarey’s 1858 edition of “The Modern Art of Taming Wild Horses” and Mercier ’s 1927 classic “La Chasse et les Sports Chez les Arabes.” The sale runs from July 6 through July 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On July 7, it will stay open until 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Town of Westport’s parade and fireworks. For further information check the library’s website or call 9628219.

‘Buy a Boom’ program back WESTPORT — The Westport Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals, groups or businesses to donate to the Independence Day annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m. at Lee Park through the “Buy a Boom” fundraiser. Donors will be listed in the Dragon Press windows on Champlain Avenue. Make checks payable to the Westport Chamber of Commerce and send them P.O. Box 394, Westport, N.Y., 12993; or deposit them in gift boxes located at the Westport Hotel, Ernie’s, Everybody’s or the Ship’s Store.

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Westport graduation marked by retiring teacher, honors By John Gereau

WESTPORT — Donned in blue and white cap and gowns, 21 seniors officially became Westport Central School alumnus during a mid-morning graduation ceremony Saturday, June 23. The ceremony was marked by an address by keynote speaker Scott Gibbs — who retired this year after serving 33 years as an English instructor with the district — and an emotionally-charged diploma presentation to a local Korean War veteran who was fighting for his country when his own class graduated high school. The school auditorium was filled to capacity as family and friends turned out in a show of support. Superintendent Dr. John Gallagher gave a few extra moments before getting under way for the people, who, he joked, “had to park at Ernie’s.” Then, as the familiar sounds of “Pomp & Circumstance” filled the space, proud parents spun and strained to get a glimpse of their son or daughter as camera bulbs popped and flashed. The seniors then took their seats of prominence before the crowd, anxious to begin the next chapter in their lives, but, as salutatorian Allison Sherman said, never forgetting the community support they received along the way. Sherman thanked her teachers, parents and the community as a whole, saying “we truly appreciate all the commitment and dedication you have shown in raising us to be reSherman sponsible members of the Westport community.” “To all the members of the community, thank you for making Westport an ideal place for spending the first 18 years of our lives,” Sherman said. Sherman, who is attending St. Lawrence University in the fall, said while graduation marks the end of one stage of life, it is only

Members of the Westport Class of 2012 celebrate graduation. the first of many stages. “While many of us will continue our educations, the lessons we have learned in this school will serve us well,” she said. Gibbs then took the podium, saying the commencement was particularly moving for him because of his impending retirement. “In a way, I am graduating with you this Gibbs morning,” he said. Gibbs said taped behind his desk is a note that reads: “It’s about relationships.” That is what it all comes down to, he said. “It really comes down to how much you’re willing to invest in relationships — relationships with work, with family,” Gibbs said. Going through each of the 21 graduates in alphabetical order because “that is how I learned it,” Gibbs gave an anecdotal description of each senior, and predicted where he or she might be 25 years from now. He then said the group is stronger together than any one individual and again advised that life is about the relationships they develop along the way. “Congratulations and all the best,” Gibbs said with a large smile, “And go get ‘em.”

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As is tradition, the female members of the class then received flowers from a special child in their lives, and valedictorian Willa McKinley took the podium for the final farewell. McKinley, who will be attending Connecticut College in the fall, said her life has been shaped by competition and what it takes to win and succeed. “When I was just 7 years old, I swam in McKinley my first competitive swim meet ever, and I won the 25 yard race. That was the first I had ever experienced winning, and from that point on, I was addicted to it,” McKinley said. What she came to understand, however, was that winning wasn’t so much an end result, but a process that takes practice, hard work and self sacrifice. “The process of practice, accomplishments and failures to get to where we want to be in life,” she said. “Being here today, we can all say we’ve won the game of high school, we’ve beaten it. But we all wouldn’t be here on this stage if it weren’t for the sacrifices and the steps we’ve taken to win this game thus far.”


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Stop quibbling at the expense of education


hen schools axe programs that, when available and running efficiently, positively impact gifted and struggling students; when they eliminate activities that benefit all students, especially those from poor families who, in general, would not be exposed to them otherwise; when athletics, music, art, foreign languages and field trips become luxuries; public education is underfunded. When community members cannot afford their mortgages and rents, when the choice is food or life-saving medications, when businesses locate somewhere more affordable, somewhere else, taxpayers are overburdened. One is not the fuel stoking the other ’s painful fire, nor is one the infection feeding the other ’s sickness. Still, you would think that was the case when some school officials grumble that taxpayers are unwilling to support public education, when in fact, taxpayers are simply unable to withdraw from a depleted account. And what about taxpayers, who are fed up with rising taxes and take their frustration out on public schools, which have been ravaged over the past few years due to soaring costs and inadequate aid and are reduced to running off survival instinct, a quality system suddenly becomes an endangered species. It’s not like there is no money out there, or at the very least, government officials willing to borrow funds for causes they deem worthy. U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan possibly total more than $5 trillion, yet the reasons behind the military actions have been widely questioned as have the outcomes thus far. There is the $700 billion TARP bank bailout in October 2008 under Bush and the $787 billion Recovery Act in February 2009 under Obama. Bush enacted controversial tax cuts, which Obama and the Republicans extended for two years in an $858 billion tax compromise. There were also hefty bonuses on the taxpayer ’s dime during a time when the average American struggled to remain afloat and punishment seemed more realistic than rewards.

Depending on the individual, one may support all, none or some of the above actions. Maybe you are fine with where the money is going, maybe you are not. What is clear is that it’s not being deposited into the education bank. In terms of federal spending, defense, social security, Medicare and Medicaid, safety-net programs and interest debt come before education. When considering spending as a percentage of the GDP, Cuba ranks first when it comes to education and the United States, while tied for first place with Switzerland in annual spending per student, is merely 38th in terms of spending as a percentage of the GDP. The latter ranking is the one that counts, as spending-per-student averages and subsequent comparisons are tricky unless all variables are considered. An array of factors can increase or decrease the cost of educating any particular student, and many of them are difficult to pinpoint. One thing that is apparently not under debate is that Americans want education and health care to be the government’s top spending priorities, according to a University of Chicago Study administered since 1973. Yet the federal government supplies only 3.5 percent of public school system funds, with state and local governments picking up roughly 48.7 percent of the tab and taxpayers covering the rest. That taxpayer percentage is higher in many North Country schools. In the end, it continues to appear that taxpayers are overburdened and public schools underfunded. Perhaps next budget season, when taxpayers and school officials grow desperate and angry, instead of each being blinded by their own pain, come together, determine where the priorities lie and demand the government listen.

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Say what you mean, mean what you say


ith the primary season now behind us and a pre-commencement of political head bashing just getting warmed up, we now prepare for the next big thing in the election cycle, the conventions. With the state of grid lock growing even more locked in place with every passing day it’s hard to imagine how the fall election will change the negative attitudes coming out of Washington. As the partisan lines begin to stockpile their ammo and the talking heads try out their spin maneuvers to twist every detail to conform to their party position, I would like to draw your comparisons between two leaders to help us reach some conclusions. I think it only fair to compare the job performance in New York State of Governor Andrew Cuomo and that of President Barack Obama. Granted Governor Cuomo has only been in office half the amount of time as President Obama, but the outcomes seem a stark contrast. Let’s start at the beginning. President Obama said at his inauguration, “That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.  Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered.  Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many -- and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many.  They will not be met easily or in a short span of time.” Governor Cuomo made three promises in his initial address to the public. “1. We need to clean up Albany and restore integrity. 2. We need to get the economy running and create jobs. 3. We need to stop government overspending and overtaxing.” He went on to say, “The real power of the Governor lies with the people of the state. Democracy only works when the voice of the people rings strong and rings true. I need you to help me. The State is at a crossroads. I believe the decisions we make, the decisions my colleagues make, this year will define the trajectory of this state for years to come. The decisions we make today will shape the state we leave our children tomorrow. ” Both Democratic leaders faced very similar

problems, during very difficult times. Each of us must come to our own conclusions on their results from their performance and the Dan Alexander promises they Thoughts from made good on. Behind the Pressline As citizens we should expect those candidates we place into office to do what they promise to do. Both men have spoken very clearly about their intentions and both have a record from which to be judged. Both made it clear that the job was immense, but both told us they were up to the task. President Obama went on the NBC Today Show shortly after he took office and said "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." Over the past 18 months, in my opinion Governor Cuomo has lived up to his promise to revitalize the state’s economy to create jobs and restore New York’s reputation as a worldclass place to do business. He did so by thoroughly redesigning the state’s economic development strategies, presenting and passing a budget on time and adopting an entrepreneurial model of government. He made it clear that the state and the private sector must work collaboratively toward a shared goal and most importantly he led the way without placing blame or making excuses. Everything hasn’t gone his way but he’s removed the ranker in Albany and they are working together and making things happen. It’s called leadership. Mr. Obama, I think you need to realize, you have not met your own vision of accomplishment and you would be wise to follow your own instincts by making this a one term proposition exactly as you stated, by allowing someone like Governor Cuomo or Secretary Clinton to step forward and carry your party’s torch in this election. Who is best served by another Obama term, Mr. Obama or the country? Three and half years has been enough time for me to see we can not afford four more years. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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To the Valley News: Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a Craft Beer Tasting Event on June 2, at Heaven Hills Farm in Lake Placid. This event was very successful and all who attended enjoyed the evening immensely. All proceeds will be used to support Literacy Volunteers’ Adult Literacy Programs in Essex and Franklin Counties. Not only did it include beverages, but it also consisted of trivia questions, raffle items and beautiful music played by Ashley Sophia. We would like to thank the following breweries for participating in this event: Davidson Brothers, Legends, Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, Matt Brewing Company (Saranac beers and soft drinks), Great Adirondack Brewing Company, and the Craft Beer Exchange. This event would not have been so successful without Mark Jessie, who organized brewers and brews. A big thanks to the following businesses and individuals who donated items for our raffle: Adirondack Explorer, Rebecca BanHoesen, Erin Boyle, Jim Bullard, Dancing Bears, Community Store in Saranac Lake, Country Florist & Gifts, Bob Harsh, Hott House, Seth Lang Photography, Legends, Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, Liquids and Solids, Kathy Merritt, Marie Orlando, Suzanne Orlando, Saratoga Performing Art Center (SPAC), and Robert Schiller. We would also like to recognize and thank the following restaurants that donated food: Arena Bar & Grill, Hannafords, Desperados, The Mirror Lake Inn, and the Lake Placid Palace Theatre. Thank you. Fundraising Committee Literacy Volunteers Essex/Franklin Counties

To the Valley News: I have waited four weeks to see if your paper would continue to be so crass as to continue to place obituary submissions in the Want Ads Section. You should be ashamed of yourselves for denigrating people with such uncaring and unfeeling treatment during their time of sorrow. I note that this editorial decision also shows up in your sister papers, with one of them placing an obituary alongside a wood chipper and another, furnaces. If you are not ashamed of yourselves, you should be. This placement of obituaries in the Want Ads section could not have been made by a single person. Only a committee could have demonstrated such cultural indifference. Is there anyone in New York that will applaud your policy on obituary placement and peripeteia? Now, I admit that obituary submissions are getting rather long. I noticed one in a locale paper longer than a politician’s speech (with as little sense) and another whose cat received more accolades than the obituary for Albert Schweitzer. If extensive length is a problem for your paper, don’t insult your readership by placing an obituary in the Want Ads, simply restrict the wordage. In any event, congratulations, you certainly should make someone’s “Jeer” column. On second thought, maybe you are not ashamed of yourselves. Jim LaForest Whallonsburg

fter a weekend that seemed as if the events, breaking stories and life in general were never going to stop, I really needed a break. Of course, that was not going to happen on a Monday, when the piles of emails and work from the weekend seem to be an avalanche. However, as the work day came to a later-than usual end (for most days, but not a Monday), I saw that there may still be some time to get a little relaxation in. by Keith Lobdell The setup was that the kids were away and it was show night at the Depot Theatre in Westport. We had an idea to go earlier in the week, and events played out that we had the chance and took it. It was exactly what I needed. The opening play, Careless Love, which is hitting the stage for the first time ever at the theater/train station, was a musical with a country and bluegrass flair. Having become a fan of groups like Nickle Creek and after interviewing the theater ’s new managing director, Angel Wuellner, I was interested. At intermission, I told her that the play was living up to everything that she said it would be, a toe-tapping musical with a great story and very catchy songs. I really enjoyed it and would encourage anyone who can to go see it. But what the night really did was respark a passion for the theater. It has always been there. I was a member of the drama club and public speaking team in high school, had a nice role in the senior play and enjoyed going to college performances like Into the Woods, which I would say is at the top of my musical list. However, other than catching some very well produced and acted high school plays at my last job and equally well done performances featuring my children, I had not actually just gone out to the theater since my wife and I went to see Phantom in Salt Lake City for her birthday. This was before kids, and our oldest just turned 12. As I already said, this was a great night. It was just over two hours of leaving reality at the door and getting lost in a great performance. My mind never wandered from what was happening on the stage as I watched this story play out with numerous plots and some twists, all put to wonderful music. It was the perfect capper to the day and one that I desperately needed. So, obviously, I am once again hooked and will be back throughout the season, but the Depot Theatre is not the only place where you can get your theater fix. (This would also be a good time to wish the best of luck to one of the people who got me hooked on drama and theater, Mr. Scott Gibbs, who has retired from Westport Central School and was the commencement speaker last Saturday. Hope retirement brings you all hope for, including more Giants Super Bowl titles.) Already into its new season, the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake is gearing up for And a Nightingale Sang. The show opens on July 3 with dates running through Aug. 5. One town up from Westport, the Essex Theatre Company will be opening their season with Godspell, on Friday, July 6. I had a chance to visit with their director and cast, which includes Dana McLaughlin, a young man who has been acting throughout his high school career (part of several of those high school productions that I covered in my last job) and into college at Plattsburgh State. There will also be outdoor performances and shows at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Jay Entertainment and Music Society, Bouquet River Theatre Festival and more than I can both mention or remember. But the moral of the story is, do yourself a favor and take an evening off with your wife — or family, for that matter — and go enjoy one of the many excellent plays and performances taking place around the Champlain Valley and Tri-Lakes region. I know I will be going back. Keith Lobdell can be reached at

Response to letter To the Valley News: A recent letter writer seems to feel her choices were not supported when she had two abortions. I will never know her personal circumstances - the first time she faced an unintended pregnancy. Her personal situation may have been very different when she faced an unintended pregnancy a second time. Maybe she sought the counsel of her family, clergy or healthcare provider. I trust that she was deeply thoughtful about her decision each time. Thankfully, she was able to obtain safe and legal abortion services. Her health was protected so that she could continue to be there for her family. Choosing to terminate a pregnancy, place a baby for adoption or parent are very personal decisions. Women deserve accurate information and counseling free of personal judgment about all of their options. Government and politicians need to stay out of these complex, personal decisions. Trust women, as I do. Kathryn Reinhardt Willsboro

Summertime, take it easy Summertime maybe our most memorable season as it is so short yet so fantastic. As we all muddle through months and months of cold weather, just getting outside is a delicious feeling. If you are By Scot Hurlburt over the age of 30 or so, you may find yourself occasionally waxing about a special summer from years ago. Maybe it was the summer that you got your first car and your first taste of real freedom. Maybe you got your first real job and your own money. Maybe you experienced your first romance with a summer girl or boy from outside the area. Kids from my generation were free to do whatever they wanted to do as long as they did not get into trouble. Given the fearful perspective of most parents today, what I am about to say may sound unbelievable or even a little crazy. Most days in the summer, kids from my generation got up early, left the house and sometimes did not return to the house until supper, or sometimes not even

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Thanks for support To the Valley News: Thanks to the people of Westport for your continued support of local Food Shelf through the collection done by the Postal workers, we are very grateful. You have allowed us to restock our shelves (again), at a time when we know it isn't always easy to give. We also want to thank the Sophomore class, Mrs. Phillips and Megan Suddith for remembering us with several large boxes of food. It is all of you and your thoughtfulness, that make our job much easier and we truly appreciate it. We live in a GREAT town! Nona Hoskins Director of the Food shelf, and helpers Sue Frisbie and Rick, Tammy Schreiber, Pastor Leon and Linda Adams

Rally well attended To the Valley News: Although the weather was not cooperative on June 2, approximately 75 motorcyclists braved the downpours of rain to participate in the sixth Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Poker Ride. The Committee wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Mountain Riders, MC, for their continued sponsorship to this muchneeded fundraiser in the North Country Region. Special thanks to the Keeseville Elks Lodge for welcoming the opportunity to host the event for the first time. The new location was well-received and the event is in the process of being booked for next year. As the motorcycle rally is a huge part of the fundraiser, there are businesses locally, throughout New York State and out of state who make enormous contributions to the silent auction. Most of these businesses have been faithful donors since the first year and we are very grateful for their continued support. Zumba instructor, Ellyn Blaise (Keeseville Zumba Chicks) hosted another fun-filled Zumbathon as part of the day’s activities. We greatly appreciate Ellyn’s continued support toward this cause and offer a thanks to area instructors as well as dancers who come out to support local fundraisers. Last but certainly not least, the Committee wishes to thank the general public for its continued support in not only raising funds for A.L.S. but for raising awareness about this terrible disease that has resulted in the loss of too many North Country residents. Proceeds generated were disbursed to the A.L.S. Raising Hope Foundation created by Darlene & Roger Long of Peru. For more information about the Foundation and how can you become a member and/or make a monetary contribution, please log on to the following website: Thank you and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event. Jennifer Furnia (Chairperson), Julie SantaMaria (Co-Chairperson), Kelly C. Murphy (Volunteer/Donations/Public Relations) Au Sable Forks the depending on what was happening with friends on any given day. We were free to go where we wanted and to do what we wanted, there was no set schedule. Kids today are experiencing a world that is highly structured and adult dominated. The school year is packed with many activities beyond academic pursuit and those activities now reach into many weekends. I have never agreed with activities during the weekends, I have always believed that weekend should be for family to do things together. I realize that I am in a distinct minority in this belief. For many kids, summer will simply be an extension of the school year with a tightly packed schedule that leaves little discretionary time. Many kids will go not just one sports camp but several. They will play in adult organized sports, go to summer camp, take swimming lessons, go on family vacation and, in most cases, always under the watchful eye of an adult. Summer was a time for renewal and rejuvenation at one time and that renewal came from the freedom to make choices. I wonder if children today will experience the interior exploration that comes from unstructured down time. Those down times may include being peaceful and quiet while doing absolutely nothing other than being outside. Free time means no set agenda, no adults hovering nearby and the option to let things unfold as they will. It seems that the fears of parents in general have been heightened by media portray-

Thanks for being there To the Valley News: On Sunday, June 17, the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company held the Second Annual Boquet River Duck Derby. The Derby was held as a fundraiser for the Fire Company’s Community Fund, which we use to help support other community causes and local families in times of need. 400 small, plastic ducks were launched into the river from below the bridge in Wadhams and raced to the finish line, vying for the three cash prizes- $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. In addition to the cash prizes more than 40 additional prizes were donated by local businesses and artists. We would like to thank the following for their very generous donations which helped to make this event such a success: Flower Designs by Tracey, Aerobie Fields Potters, Adirondack Day Lilies, Kelley Handweaving, Dogwood Bread Company, Ernie’s Market, Evelyn Brant, Juniper Hill Farms, Camp Dudley, Liberty Wadhams Soapworks, Lake Champlain Yoga Arts, Normandie Beach Club, Everybody’s Market, Bruce Misarski & Bridgette Blemel, The Depot Theater, The Inn in Westport, McCormick and Sons painting Enterprise, Northwaters & Langskib Wilderness Program, K and D Deli, Westport Hotel and Tavern, Glen Estus, and New Moon Pottery. We would also like to thank all those who bought tickets t participate in the derby and support the fire company, and those who came out to cheer on the ducks as they raced down the river. We hope to see you all next year at the Boquet River Duck Derby. Sheera Broderick Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company als of child abductions and abuse stories. These fears have resulted in parents keeping a much higher level of supervision than I experienced as a child. While no parent could be faulted for wanting to keep their child safe, there may be a way to minimize the loss of freedom. In the structured world where most children operate, adults have set all the ground rules and have made most of the decisions about how kids must behave. When kids have the freedom to operate with some autonomy, they have the chance to practice decision making and negotiating. Children will move at their own pace, discover their own interests and apply the vigor they deem appropriate in the pursuit of those interests. Parents can set play dates at a home where a parent is present but does not intervene in the play unless absolutely necessary. Many communities have playgrounds where kids can come together where an adult could be present but not hovering over the kids but rather watching from a far. Give your children the chance to experience as much freedom as is possible within your comfort zone. Free play is an important and fundamental experience that all children need. This summer, have a least a day or two where your child has some free time built in to their schedule to just relax and set their own agenda. It is summer, take it easy. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at hurlburt@


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Northern Adirondack grad killed in car crash Senior picnic fund By Katherine Clark restitution moves on ELIZABETHTOWN — A Standish teen died after a one-car accident on June 23, a day after graduating from high school. Nicole “Nikki” Baker, 17, died as a result of injuries sustained during the accident on Lincoln Pond Road. Lewis-based State Police arrived on the scene at about 9:49 p.m. according to police. The preliminary investigation determined that excessive speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

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SUMMER OPEN HOUSE ELIZABETHTOWN — A resolution to restore up to $5,000 in funding for an annual Office of the Aging senior picnic passed through the Essex County Ways and Means Committee June 25, but not without some concern. Lewis Supervisor David Blades said that while he was not making his vote “against the senior citizens,” restoring the funding was sending a bad message on the part of the supervisors. “Last fall when the departments were undergoing their budget cuts there was a question of eliminating the picnic or a part-time employee,” Blades said. “I believe that the director made the right choice and unfortunately, somebody has to suffer.” Blades said it also sends a bad message to those who were let go as a result of budget cuts. “I also have a hard time because we laid off people last year and this sends out a terrible message to those people,” he said. However, the remaining 15 supervisors in attendance supported the measure. “I think that we can do this,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. “It has always been a well-attended event by the seniors and something they look forward to,” St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency said. “I do not think that this is something that we should take away from them,” board chair Randy Douglas of Jay said. Douglas also offered a suggestion of having each town put $200 toward the picnic, taking the funding away from the county, before the vote was cast. Discussion over the issue will continue next week during the July 2 regular monthly meeting of the board, as County Manager Dan Palmer said he would have to research some of the questions asked by the supervisors. “I did not anticipate there would be this many questions on this,” he said. “I will get the information back by the next week’s meeting.”

Book sale dates set ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Library will hold its annual summer book sale Aug. 2-4 at the UCC Parish Hall. The sale will begin Thursday at noon, run all day Friday, and conclude Saturday morning with our famous Buck-A-Bag clearance extravaganza. Donated books (in good condition only, please) are now being gratefully accepted at the library during regular hours.

Change in treasurer’s hours ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Treasurer ’s Office will be changing the hours it will to the public effective July 1. During July and August, the Treasurer ’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and all Legal Holidays during July and August. Beginning Sept. 1, the Essex County Treasurer ’s Office will return to its regular open hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Baker and two other occupants, Keith P. Denton Jr., 19, of Elizabethtown, and Jennifer Chappell, 18, of Moriah, were transported to Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Baker was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:37 p.m. Chappell and Denton were later transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington and released Sunday, June 24. An autopsy performed on June 25, determined the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma consistent with a motor vehicle

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County to lend to highway for repairs By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Highway Department will be taking a loan from its parent. Commissioner Tony LaVigne sought and was approved a resolution for a $1 million loan from the general fund of the county to continue repair work in the wake of flooding that took place in the spring of 2011 as well as Tropical Storm Irene in August. “They will be returned when reimbursement is received from FEMA and OEM,” LaVigne said. “We have received $365,700.91 received so far but have submitted for over $1 million that has not been reimbursed. This loan is basically for operating funds to pay for our flood repairs costs.” LaVigne said that the county has received notification that they are eligible for FEMA and OEM funding for all of its projects except one, the Keene footbridge. “That is the only proj-

ect that has come back with a zero reimbursement on it,” he said. County Manager Daniel Palmer said he was confident the loan would be repaid because he was confident the federal money was coming. “They have not given us any indication that they are not going to give us the money,” Palmer said. “There are processes that are ongoing. All this will be is a loan to keep the projects going. This is an accounting thing.” “Except for that one project, more than likely we are going to get the full 100 percent back because the governor is giving the final 12.5 percent,” Board Chairman Randy Douglas said. LaVigne said that, while the funding is slow in coming to the county, they are not waiting to do a lot of work. “We have completed a lot of work but have not been reimbursed for it yet,” he said. “Most of our projects are large projects so they will reimburse us for the actual costs.”

Stec, Tarantino Continued from page 1 Stec said that he was also pleased with this endorsement because many of the supervisors had also worked with current Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward when she was a member of the Essex County Board as supervisor of Willsboro. “They have really been welcoming, and I really feel like they know that I will work for the people in Essex County and for them,” Stec said. “I think that the endorsement I received from Sayward has been a big part of that, and I have been working to get to all 18 of the towns before the election.” Several supervisors said that they felt Stec was the top choice for the party as well as the district. “As a standing supervisor, he understands the difficult issues which face local and County governments,” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi, vice-chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, said. “He has always offered his knowledge and experience in a helpful way. He will make a great representa-

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re you a horse person? Whether you ride for pleasure, show or just like to watch, this is the weekend to be at the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds. The competitions showcase the talent and finesse of many top riders from all over the world. It's considered one of the top shows on the nation's hunterjumper circuit. The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday, July 1, ending with the $75,000 Grand Prix. Followed by the I Love NY Horse Show starting Tuesday, July 3, until Sunday, July 8. If you check out the horse show on Friday, June 29, take time to visit the I Love Barbeque & Music Festival at the Olympic Skating Circle, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Fill up on some secret barbeque recipes presented by excellent chefs, while to listening to some great music. The Depot Theatre's first show of the 2012 season starts with Careless Love running until Sunday, July 8. Angel Wuellner is the new managing director. Name Your Own Price Nights will be back on the first Monday of each production. New this season is a "Talk Back Session" on the first Thursday of each production, where the

audience gets a chance to talk with the artists about the performance. Please call the box office at 962-4449 or check the website for times and tickets. The Fourth of July is just around the corner. You can celebrate Independence Day, by watching the fireworks over Lake Champlain in Essex on Tuesday, July 3, then see their holiday parade on Wednesday, July 4. Or head to Lake Placid to view their parade at 5 p.m. and enjoy the fireworks at dusk over Mirror Lake, on Wednesday, July 4. The Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club is having their Annual Spring Raffle for some great prizes. The drawing is Thursday, July 5, at their monthly 6 p.m. meeting. Find a member or contact Angela Wallace for tickets. There are new store hours for the E-town Thrift Shop. They will now be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 6. There's also a onezie sale in the baby department, buy 1 get 1 free. Stop in and see all the new summer stock. The Westport Library is looking for donations of books for their Annual Book Sale beginning July 6.


his weekend, Westport airfield will be abuzz from June 29 through July 1 with the second annual Valley of the Giants display of remote controlled aircraft. Hobbiests from all over the Northeast will be present to show off their creations. While watching the show, please be sure to purchase a raffle ticket to support the NCSPCA! Information about this entertaining display can be found on our website, We are also anticipating the return of Paws for a Cause auction, at the Keene Valley Lodge in Keene Valley, NY, to be held on Sunday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. Check out our Facebook site, for additional information as it is posted. And, speaking of Facebook, we would like to thank all of you who have been posting about your adoption experiences and other interesting animal-related news... our page is really starting to come to life! Our featured pet this week is Breaker, a beautiful, declawed tabby Domestic Shorthair-mix, who was a owner surrender due to not fitting in well with the other cats in his home. When he arrived at the shelter, Breaker was very upset and confused. As



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he Willsboro School graduation took a special turn as one of the students Cody Sayward's father is in the military and serving in the war zone. He was not able to get home for his son's special event, so thanks to Herb Longware and Darren Darrah it was live streamed over TV and could be seen around the world just as if you were in attendance, a wonderful gift. The 18th Annual Alumni Banquet was held this past weekend with around 95 in attendance and held at Crickets. The guest speaker was Bill Dickerson, the 50th class was roasted by Teresa Sayward and the Master of Cermony was Nancy Belzile. An honor certificate was presented to Teresa Sayward for her service to the North Country. A special letter was sent to Ella Murphy and signed by many in attendance, a

great time was had by all. Another big event on the same weekend was the Memorial service for Sid Couchey held at the Essex Church. A large crowd was in attendance and several offered remembrance of Sid's Life. It was a service that truly reflected the Sid that many of us knew over his life time. I had the pleasure of spending a special family time with a granddaughter and family down in Clifton Park on the same weekend. I was honored to have 4 generations of my family in attendance and we all got to see an cuddle the newest member Lorelie Vanags, a great family day. Happy Birthday to: Tammy Benway July 1, Bob McShane July 2, Jocelyn Belzile July 5, Lucille Little July 6, Herb Longware July 7. Happy Anniversary to Bobbie and Brad Paye July 3.

Scozzafava wants Horace Nye employees to have in-house jobs By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Tom Scozzafava wants to keep as many Horace Nye Nursing Home employees in the county system as possible. The Moriah supervisor and staunch opponent of selling the health care facility asked the board if current HNNH employees could be given top preference when positions opened up elsewhere in the county workforce during the June 25 Ways and Means Committee meeting. “If they qualify for a position that is open then they would get first choice,” Scozzafava said. “I was told there was one opening in public health where an employee of the county was passed over and they were more qualified. I think that they should be offered a preference because they are county employees.” County Manager Daniel Palmer said


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that inter-county hiring could be done but only under certain rules. “If it is non-competitive and they have met minimum qualifications, they could be transfered,” Palmer said. “If it is competitive, though, then you cannot do that.” Ways and Means Chairman Roby Politi said that the Horace Nye employees were still entitled to the same rights as all other county employees for the moment. “Nothing would change until there is a change in ownership,” Politi said. Palmer added that while Scozzafava could make the request, he could not enforce it. “When it comes down to it, you or I cannot tell a department head who they can or cannot hire,” he said.

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Williams. She is the municipal organist for the city of San Diego, California and gives regular public concerts there on an instrument so powerful that on a good day it can almost be heard in Tijuana. In Essex, she’ll be at the Essex Community Church where she’s performed many times to great acclaim. She’ll play a variety of music in a program dedicated to the memory of Sid Couchey. If you plan to attend, get there early because this show always sells out. Fireworks are scheduled for July 3 at dusk from Beggs Park. The annual parade sets off July 4 from the Catholic church at 11 a.m. and heads south on Main Street. Following the parade will be the traditional home made boat race, also at Beggs Park. The main requirements are that the craft must not be a regular boat and it must be self-propelled. The Whallonsburg Grange will host “Vaudeville Night” on Saturday, June 30, sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers. There will be all sorts of acts, with local talent singing, dancing, declaiming and maybe even telling a joke or two. The emcee will be Reber ’s popular self-appointed mayor, Bob Harsh.

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ongratulations to Westport Central School's talented and promising Class of 2012! You are an outstanding group and we are very proud of you as you go out into the world. It's a tough time to be starting out in life, and you certainly face many economic challenges that us older folks did not. We hope you won't let it get you down. Making a living will consume most of your attention, but perhaps you'll also find time for some useless learning along the way. A little useless learning goes a long way toward happiness later in life. A lifeguard gig at Ballard Park beach this summer would get you off to a good start (you could probably bring a book for when no one's swimming). Senior lifeguards need to be 18, others can be 16. Call Supervisor Dan Connell at 962-4419. The Depot Theatre's season opener, a world-premiere musical called Careless Love, just got a rave review from North Country Public Radio, which you can hear or read at the NCPR web site. Written by Ryan G. Dunkin and directed by Allegra

Libonati, Careless Love runs through July 8 and tells the story of Carole Ann, who is about to marry Danny when her old flame Sean shows up, just out of prison. Things are complicated by an assortment of charming odd-ball characters. All the actors play instruments and sing, and some of the numbers have them switching instruments as they go. NCPR's reviewer Connie Meng couldn't find enough good things to say about this show. "Careless Love has a good story, plenty of humor and lots of terrific music," she reported. "It’s a lively and up-beat opening for the Depot’s season." Call the Depot at 962-4449 for information and reservations. Next up at the Depot is a noir-spoof called The Hound of the Baskervilles, described as part Monty Python and part Marx Brothers, in the same vein as the Depot's hilarious production of The 39 Steps a couple of years ago. It runs July 13-29. This week's Heritage House $50 raffle winner is Lindsay Pontius, no stranger to the Depot stage herself. Congratulations, Lindsay.

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his Friday evening, June 29, the Adirondack Art Association will hold an opening reception at 5 p.m. for their second show of the season. This one features works in ceramics and glass, and refreshments will be offered. The gallery is in the heart of downtown Essex, by the blinking traffic light. Doug Peden has an article in the current issue of “Leonardo”, a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of art, science and technology. Doug is an Essex artist whose paintings explore the intersection of art and science. In the article, he discussed his background in art and engineering, the style of painting he calls Wave Space Art, and his invention (or discovery) of grid field geometry. In order to better inform my readers, I attempted to figure out this type geometry but it’s well over my head. It does seem to have an application in the handling of vast amounts of data. At any rate, the artworks that come out of these concepts are beautiful. The Essex Community Concert series kicks off another summer with a concert on July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with organist Carol

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would we be sending out notices,” Morrow said. “I called a couple people after we went online and asked them if they had noticed any difference in the water quality, and all of them said they had not noticed.” The water district is backed up by a 170,000-gallon tank located near the plant that is gravity fed to the water lines through the hamlet. Hodgson said that awareness from the open house and official announcement of the system being operational, they would see more use from customers. “We are looking forward to seeing what the plant will do when more people start using water now that there are no restrictions on usage,” he said. PORT KENT — Residents of Port Kent will now be able to do a lot more with water. After years of usage bans and limitations with the old water system in the hamlet, town of Chesterfield officials have announced the completion of a new water treatment plant, which was unveiled to the public at a open house June 24. “People will now be able to water their gardens and lawns and wash their cars without worrying about limitations on usage,” Supervisor Gerald Morrow said. “The only time that we will ever have any kind of water ban on again is if there is a line break.” Morrow said that the current system has 100 users and 50 more buildings that can connect to the line, but usage in the system could be tripled if needed. “We now have the capacity to do what you would normally do in a municipal water system,” AES engineer Todd Hodgson said. “This means that development can increase, and subdivision can expand and they can all tap into the system.” Morrow said that new system also had an added benefit to homeowners. “We now have the capacity to flush the hydrants in the hamlet,” Morrow said. “Now, the homes have fire protection and people need to call their insurance company so they can get their insurance lowered.” The new water plant takes water from

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society invites you to their program “Abolitionism in the Adirondacks: A search for the Truth” to be held on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. in the Wilmington Community Center. A slide presentation will be given by Don Papson, founding President of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to celebrating the importance of freedom to the survival of the human spirit and the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact

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Lake Champlain and filters it through three different processes at the plant. “This plant uses multi-media pressure filtration,” Hodgson said. “There are three stages: roughing filtration, polishing filtration and carbon filtration. We are optimizing the first two stages now and then we will start going through the carbon stage.” Plant manager Dave Winter said the plant has been working out the kinks as it came on-

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Run for Zar to be held Au SABLE FORKS — A Friday Night 5k Run for Zar to be held July 6 in Au Sable Forks at 6 p.m. The 5k will be immediately followed by a barbecue, 50/50 raffle and silent auction at 20 Main Tavern. Music will be provided by Tunes of Time DJ and Karaoke Service. The proceeds of this event will be used to offset medical costs for Zar Dagley and his family. Balthazar Dagley, 21, was born with a multitude of health problems, including a hole in his heart, narrowed heart valves, and heart rhythm issues. Zar, as he is known to family and friends, is autistic and is non-verbal. Zar has over-

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line. “We have been running the plant throughout the spring and have been online since May 21 drawing water out of the lake and filtering it,” Winter said. Morrow said that so far, the only difference people have seen is in the water pressure. “People had been asking me when we were going to put the plant online and place at the Hollywood Theatre on Main Street in Au Sable Forks from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Gala scheduled PAUL SMITHS — A New Beginnings Award Gala to benefit the Paul Smith’s College VIC and SUNY ESF’s Adirondack Interpretive Center will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Paul

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SARANAC LAKE July 4th - (Sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber) Kiddie Parade at 10AM; Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic from 11AM - 5PM at Riverside Park including a food booth (sponsored by St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers and the Women’s Civic Chamber), music throughout the day, old-time games, food and fun (sponsored by local civic groups), and face painting (Contact Liz Murray, President of Women’s Civic Chamber, 518-524-5881, adkliz; Fireworks at Dusk over Lake Flower Boat Launch on Lake Flower Avenue.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis graduates have tools for the next step in life By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Class of 2012 looked toward the future June 22 with a different take than usual. “The one question that never fails to be asked is are you prepared,” salutatorian Ezekiel Diemand said, “For pride’s sake, we all answer that we are when in reality, not a one of us is prepared.” Diemand said that Diemand preparation is a lifelong process as he and his classmates continue through life. “Nothing prepares us for that next step which we are all getting ready to go through,” he said. “The sooner we can admit how unprepared we are, the sooner we can start to fix our problems and truly prepare for what is ahead. All we can hope throughout our life we learn from our experience and continue to prepare for what we are not ready for.” Diemand also said that he hoped the class would allow themselves to live in the present. “Let yourself be a part of life,” he said. “Many people stress out over what they want to major in or what they want to do when those are really just small details. You

Louis Scaglione and Timothy LaRock make their way to the stage for graduation. Scaglione, a junior, was presented with an accelerated diploma. Photo by Brian Gay can have all of the money and fans in the, but without happiness, you have nothing.” Valedictorian Jeremy Rushby talked about the determination that his class showed in school on the sports field and in life. “The most important thing that we have learned here is how to face challenges head on,” Rushby

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ers can be found in Brock and his family,” he said. “We were very fortunate to have him back for our senior year. He is an inspiration to us all.” Rushby ended by thanking teachers, coaches, advisors and parents for their dedication to the class. “We thank the parents for all the help that they have given us, hauling us around to practices, fundraisers, games and many afterschool events,” he said. English teacher Sarah Rice paid tribute to the class with a poem about each one, adding that she felt they had the tools needed for the next steps in life. “You are a remarkable group of young adults, and I look forward to hearing about all of your great sucRice cesses,” Rice said. “Most graduation speeches focus on the important building blocks of success. I think that every person on this stage already understand those concepts. They have been raised well.” Rice also said she hoped the graduates would live for the moment. “Find something meaningful, memorable and important about each day of their lives,” she said. “Feel truly thankful for what they have right in that moment. Let people know that they mean something to you.” Brian Gay contributed to this story.

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‘The Artist’ to be shown WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, July 7, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents The Artist, winner of the Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director award at the Academy Awards and also the Golden Globes. This multi-award-winning romance follows the love between a silent movie superstar whose career falls into oblivion and a stunning young woman who becomes the darling of the “talkies.” Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for 18 and under. For more information, visit

Vaudeville show scheduled WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Literacy Volunteers will hold its second Annual Vaudeville Fundraiser. The evening will offer local talent, to be introduced by Master of Ceremonies Bob Harsh, which include The Wannabes, Steven Kellogg, Ted Cornell, George Davis, Jim LaForest, the Meter Maids, and many more talented people. The price per ticket, which includes refreshments, is $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 years and under. You may purchase your tickets at the door or order in advance by mailing your check to Literacy Volunteers, 3265 Broad Street, Port Henry, N.Y. 12974. Call 546-3008 or 963-7216 for more information.

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Willsboro graduates will always have a place there By Keith Lobdell

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Central School class of 2012 received the diplomas in front of family and friends June 22. Class valedictorian Deanna Mero told classmates to work hard for their goals in life. “You’re never too old to reach for new g o a l s , ” M e ro s a i d . “ We ’ v e all just achieved our goal of completing high s ch o o l . W h a t ’ s n e x t ? Focus on a new goal and plot your course. Nothing great is ever achieved without a lot of hard work and Mero determination ... Whatever you do, do it really, really well. ‘Good enough’ just isn’t good enough.” M e ro a l s o s a i d t h a t s t u d e n t s s h o u l d make the most out of their paths in life. “ T h e re a re m a n y g o o d c h o i c e s , ” s h e said. “Pick one and make it great. You can excel at anything you do if you try your best. Don’t ever look back in regret. You m a d e d e c i s i o n s f o r a re a s o n . Yo u c a n ’ t change the past, so make the most out of the present while preparing for the future.” S a l u t a t o r i a n E m i l y S a y w a rd t a l k e d about the perspective that each person has and how that makes them unique. “ We a re a l l b o r n d i ff e re n t f o r a re a son, and we should e m b r a c e o u r d i ff e r ences, not mask them so we feel like we belong,” Sayward said. “Believing in yourself and your ideas Sayward shows you are strong and it shows people tha t yo u a re n o t a f ra i d t o s t a n d u p f o r what you feel is right. Your beliefs come from your perspective on life and that is

Willsboro Central School graduates Brandon Bertrand, Cody Sayward and Clay Sherman prepare for commencement ceremonies June 22. Sayward and Sherman will be roommates at Plattsburgh State in the fall. Photo by Jill Lobdell

your own, no one should take that away you cry. You’ve been funny, and you’ve from you.” been serious. You’ve gotten along, and Sayward also thanked those who had y o u ’ v e a rg u e d . Yo u ’ v e p a s s e d , y o u ’ v e helped her and her classmates. failed, you’ve fallen down and you’ve “The ones who have encouraged us to gotten back up. Each of you has overcome never give up on what we beadversity to be able to sit here lieve and the ones who helped tonight, and you should be us make it to this day,” she said. proud of your accomplishments “The ones who have always but also realize that you have a been there and will always be lifetime of opportunities in there; whether they are in this front of you.” very room today or they live on Ford also said that the class in our hearts. I would like to had made a lasting impact on thank all of you because you the school. helped me reach this moment.” “ Yo u r s m i l e s a n d l a u g h t e r Ford Commencement speaker have filled these halls for 13 C h r i s F o rd , g u i d a n c e c o u n s e l o r a t t h e years and even though you won’t be here school, said he was honored to be asked next year, you will always be a part of our to speak by the class. school and won’t be forgotten,” he said. “How could I say no to what has been “ W h e n y o u w a l k o u t t o n i g h t , y o u c a n a rg u a b l y t h e b e s t c l a s s I ’ v e e v e r h a d a hold your heads high because not only chance to work with,” Ford said. “I could have you made it — you made a differeasily talk about your academic accom- ence.” plishments, but each of you is more than Jill Lobdell contributed to this story. numbers and grades on a piece of paper ... I’ve watched you grow and even seen

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Community Concerts to open July 4 ESSEX — Carol Williams will help open the Essex Community Concerts series for 2012 with an Independence Day bang. The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks recently announced that it has honored the Essex Community Concerts again with an annual award. This very competitive award helps defray the costs of running the ECC program. Without that contribution, Jim Van Hoven, co-chair of the ECC Board, acknowledges that the quality and variety of the program would not be possible. The series is held in two parts: an evening series held at the Essex Community Church in Essex at 7:30 p.m. and featuring a broad range of music from classic compositions to contemporary, innovative works; and the midday series, which are brief, usually 30 minutes in length. They introduce polished folk music singers, vocalists, student groups from schools of music, and some groups who have previously performed at an ECC Concert. The concerts present a wide range of the musical arts. Performances begin at 11:30 a.m., are free, casual and end in time for patrons to enjoy the waterfront park and the many small restaurants in Essex for lunch.

Evening concerts

Carol Williams returns to Essex to help celebrate Independence Day, July 4. Her program for the organ includes a selection of classical compositions as well as her own interpretations of well known contemporary favorites. Andrew Sheranian, an organist with training at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University and the New England Conservatory of Music returns to Essex for an evening concert on July 25. He is the Organist and Master of Choristers at All Saints, Ashmont in Boston, a parish renowned for its excellence in liturgy and music. The summer evening concert program moves on to the successful innovative work linking classics to jazz by the acclaimed composer and musician, Joel Martin. He brings with him more work from his trademark company, Jazzical, on Aug. 8. The Yale Whiff Alums will perform Aug. 20. Once members of the distinguished Yale undergraduate vocal group known as the Whiffenpoofs, this Octet reminisces as they return to perform some of their select songs from their alumni days. In the final evening concert of the 2012 summer season, the Goff Brothers of Plattsburgh, share their skilled accomplishments performing with piano, violin and cello.

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Essex Community Theatre under a ‘Godspell’ July 6 By Keith Lobdell

ESSEX — The Essex Theatre Company opens its new season with Godspell, with the first curtain raising on Friday, July 6. “This is a good, fun show,” director and choreographer Antonette Knoedl said. “It has a lot of basis on the Bible and the Book of Matthew, but what we have focused on is the story that is about forming a community that includes friendship, acceptance and love. The show stars Andrew Murano as Jesus and Dana McLaughlin as John the Baptist/Judas. Other cast members are Elizabeth Abair, Jason Amrhien, Emma Helfgott, Meagan Juntunen, Natalie Kawecki, Peggy Orman, Sebastian Pray, and Matthew Rock. “It’s an amazing play,” said Murano, a Plattsburgh State student who had no previous acting experience until trying out for a college production. “It has been amazing to be a part of it, and I don’t think that I have been this close with the cast members before.” Knoedl said that the cast had worked hard and agreed that they had come together well. “It was a short rehearsal process, but they have been doing great,” Knoedl said. “Everyone has pulled together really well. Everybody has been working like a professional.” Music director Elizabeth Hill said that the tunes, while written in the 1970s, were timeless. “They are songs that are really open to interpretation,” Hill said. “The people who

The cast of the musical ‘Godspell,’ which opens at the Essex Community Theatre July 6. Photo by Keith Lobdell

have solos can really make them their own, and we have made some tweaks in the songs to keep things interesting.” The opening for Godspell is Friday July 6, with the gala at 5 p.m. with show at 7 p.m. The gala features hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction and cash bar, as well as entertainment provided by Knoedl. Gala prices are $25 pre-paid and $30 at the door. Showonly opening night tickets are $15. Other performances are Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m.; Wednes-

day, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.; and July12 through 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets for other performances are $13 pre-paid, $15 at the door. To receive the pre-paid rate, send a nonrefundable check to Essex Theatre Company, P.O. Box 117, Essex; specifying the night, the number of tickets, and contact information. Pre-pay money must be received by ETC before the day of performance. For more information or to book reservations, call 526-4520 or email

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A sample of the offerings includes Green Mt. Chamber Music students from Burlington on a first-ever visit; the Wannabees, folk singers who have previously performed at an ECC concert; The Sutherlands whose specialty is folk music and the Key Winds Trio who return once again; Kevin Stoltz, piano jazz; and the Shawn Parotte Quartet. For more, visit 31708

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New Keene fire station ready for construction at different location KEENE — Keene's Fire Station, destroyed on August 28, 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene, will be rebuilt on higher ground. Construction is set to begin in August 2012. Private tax-deductible gifts will be necessary to raise adequate funding for the project.

The New Fire Department

Since the storm, Keene Fire Department has housed its equipment, four fire trucks and one ambulance, at temporary sites in an attempt to maintain the same level of emergency readiness. The new site of the all-volunteer department is directly across from the Stewart's Shop on Route 73 where Mountain Manor Lodge now stands. Sean Foran, project manager of Division of Fire Protection Services for the Syracuse construction management company Hueber Breuer, has been project consultant since October for a range of services, from site selection and financing to construction management. Since Sept. 11, 2001, new emergency facilities are classified as Essential Facilities, which must be constructed to be the last

structures standing after a disaster. This requirement adds to construction costs. The Keene Fire Department volunteers provide ambulance, fire and rescue services. Keene requires two fire houses who work together for rapid response to emergencies. The Town of Keene, which covers 156 square miles, is divided into two fire districts. Keene Fire Department (District #1) covers the entire Town of Keene and responds to calls in Upper Jay, Jay, AuSable Forks, Lake Placid, Wilmington, Elizabethtown, and New Russia. The second district is Keene Valley (District #2), five miles south, who also responds to the neighboring districts. While most of the 450 households lie within five miles of the center of town, there are settlements at the extreme ends of the town's boundaries, including those high on the hillsides. Further, Keene and Keene Valley are cut off from each other in emergency weather situations, especially high water. Emergency response time would be inadequate should there be a single fire station serving the entire area.

Finances and Fundraising

The total cost of purchasing new land, demolishing currently existing structures, and building the new station in compliance with the emergency structure codes enacted after Sept. 11, 2001, will cost a maximum of $2.3 million. In December, the town applied for $1.5 million from FEMA and recently received a grant notification of $680,000. Insurance paid $635,000. On April 24, a Town referendum to approve the project and a $500,000 borrowing passed by a vote of 116-35. The loan will take the form of a 20 year bond structured so that local taxes won't have to increase to pay it back. Those three sources of funds total $1,815,000 toward the $2,300,000 cost. “The generous donors to Keene Flood Recovery Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust supported the rebuilding of our homes and businesses,” said Keene Fire Commissioner Alan Carey. “With deep gratitude, we must again ask for help, this time for the first responders who protect us all.” The fundraising goal is $500,000. Town

members Tom Both, Dave Deyo and Pat Hickey have agreed to lead the private fundraising effort. Already, more than $100,000 has been contributed toward the new fire house, which has helped get the project started.

How to Give

The Keene Fire Department has established a Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) to administer gifts for the new fire house. ACT is the community foundation serving the Adirondack region. It administered the Keene Flood Recovery Fund, which recently closed successfully. If you would like to make a tax deductible gift for the fire department's new building, you may send a check payable to the Keene Fire Department Fund directly to ACT at Post Office Box 288, Lake Placid, N.Y., 12946, or contact Executive Director Cali Brooks at You can contact Jody Whitney, Fire Chief, at for more information about the fire department. Information will also be available at the website soon.

Companies give to local towns By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Two local companies with ties to two North Country towns most severely damaged after Tropical Storm Irene made good on a matching donation pledge June 25. At the beginning of the monthly meeting of the Essex County Ways and Means Committee, Jay Ward of Ward Lumber and Jason Fuller of Fuller Excavating presented two checks worth $5,000 each to Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas and his counterpart from Keene, William Ferebee. Both checks were presented as part of a match fundraiser, where the two companies

matched donations by their customers to the Jay and Keene Flood Relief Funds. “Every one dollar became three,” Ward said in presenting the checks. “When we started this challenge to help the towns of Jay and Keene after Irene, it formed into this great opportunity where Jason and I were able to match every dollar that was donated.” The fundraiser was originally started by Ward and his company, with Fuller later adding his support through a matching fund campaign. “It gave us a chance to promote the fundraiser and talk about it again when Jason came on,” Ward said. “It was a chance to help the communities and give back,” Fuller said.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School 10:15 AM. web page: churches/detail/375 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. Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R.

Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 24 through September 9. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information

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are to be commended for their efforts in assisting us through the process and to first passage.” Sayward will not be in office when the second vote is cast, as she has announced her retirement from the seat. “NYCO is one of our biggest employers in Essex County, and their continued success is vitally important to those who work there, their families and many other businesses in the area,” Little said. The Lewis Mine has been mined for wollastonite since 1981 and is expected to be productive for only another three or four years. Lot 8, currently part of the state For-

est Preserve, borders the west side of the Lewis Mine property. NYCO estimates that there is a potential 1.2-1.5 million tons of reserves in the lot, which would require 10 years of mining. The amendment is part of a package deal to make changes to Article 14 in the state constitution, as it is coupled with a clause that would end the land dispute between the state and more than 200 residents of Township 40 in Raquette Lake. The amendment must be passed again next year by the new state Legislatures and then ratified by New York voters, most likely in the November 2013 general election.

Couchey belonged to — the Do Nothing Club and the First Ball Pitchers Hall of Fame, both located in Whallonsburg. “There is no doubt that Sid attracted many people to this prodigious group, whose mission is to do nothing,” he said. “When he had the chance to throw out the first pitch in Montreal, he seized upon the opportunity for a Couchey extravaganza as he was dressed in his Cleveland (Indians, Couchey’s favorite baseball team) gear, he gave a memorable performance for all the spectators.” Lewis concluded by speaking of the love Couchey had for his family. “He loved his children and beautiful families beyond description and adored and loved his wife, Ruth,” he said. Ronnie Hollingsworth, a relative, said Couchey was always the “main attraction” at family outings. “His relaying of amazing stories always had us in stitches, and his delivery was magical,” Hollingsworth said. “His love for his

kinfolk was genuine and never-ending.” UVM professor Dr. Kim Worden talked about working with Couchey and the Rascal the Racoon campaign, aimed at teachings kids about the dangers of alcohol. “There was a student that told me there was someone that I had to meet,” Worden said. “He would have workshops and show the kids how to draw Rascal and other characters. It was just plain fun working with Sid, and this will always be a part of his legacy, that he did this work to help children.” Robert Hasse talked about knowing Couchey when he lived in New York City. “I knew when I met him that this was my kind of man, and I am sure that you feel the same way,” Hasse said. “He had a warm, gentle manor and a humor to go with it.” Hasse also said that Couchey was the same person no matter who he was dealing with. “The Sid you know here was the same Sid we had down there, and we thank you for lending him to us,” he said. “He was full of fun, but he was a very sensitive man. Each

of you has a bag full of stories about Sid, go ahead and enjoy them.” Daughter Laura Couchey Abate said to the congregation that her father was “the antidote to my brain.” “I love to tell my kids the stories about the kind of dad he was and what he did with us,” Abate said. “He really did have a twinkle in his eyes. Dad always showed kindness and found ways to be a blessing for our family and the community.” Hunn also read a tribute from Couchey’s son, Brian, who said his father was the one who taught him about the importance of life when he would capture spiders and release them outdoors instead of killing them. “Humor has been your hallmark and seasons every part of your life,” Hunn read from Brian’s tribute. “By your love for mom, you taught me more than words can express. Your name is loved and honored by so many, I am proud to be a Couchey.” Internment followed the ceremony at the Whallons Bay Cemetery.




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The public service was attended by several friends and family who remembered the lifelong Essex resident for his humor and his support of church and family. “We had many opportunities to talk together, laugh together and pray together,” Rev. John Hunn said. “He once told the members of a Meadowmount ensemble that he was thankful they had come to church because they lowered the average age of the congregation from 80 to 70. It has been a delight to know Sid and to have been his pastor.” Charlie Lewis spoke of his rendition of the Lake Champlain monster, Champy. “It will warm the hearts of local residents and people worldwide as long as the water crests on Lake Champlain,” Lewis said. “Sid loved the North Country and he loved its people.” Lewis also spoke about the two “clubs”

NYCO, its 102 employees, local residents and New York state. Closure of the Lewis Mine without the acquisition of Lot 8 would have an adverse impact on NYCO, and the state would lose an opportunity to grow its Forest Preserve.” State Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, who is the former supervisor and current resident of Willsboro, co-sponsored the bill with state Sen. Betty Little. “This amendment will assure continued operations benefiting both the Adirondack economy and the Forest Preserve,” Sayward said. “Gov. Cuomo, DEC Commissioner Martens and the Adirondack Mountain Club


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The approximately 200-acre property NYCO is seeking in the deal, known as Lot 8, is owned by the state of New York and is adjacent to the existing NYCO mine in the town of Lewis. Under the deal, the state Department of Environmental Conservation would do test drillings and appraise the value of the lot, while NYCO would be required to buy a parcel of equal or greater value for inclusion in the Forest Preserve for a price tag of no less than $1 million. Also under the deal, NYCO would be required to restore the property to make it compatible with the surrounding forest and convey it back to the state for inclusion into the Forest Preserve following the mining. “Obviously we are very pleased to have received first passage legislative support to exchange land with New York state that would benefit the North Country economy and expand the state Forest Preserve,” said Peter Goodwin, president of NYCO Minerals. In a release, Goodwin said NYCO officials are looking forward to working with the state to ensure the passage of what they believe is a vital piece of property. “The acquisition of Lot 8 is crucial for extending the life of the NYCO operation in New York state,” Goodwin said. “With the addition of Lot 8 reserves, NYCO estimates that its operations could be extended 10 years, providing economic benefits to

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Fourth of July festivities, parades, fireworks set throughout the region By Keith Lobdell

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ELIZABETHTOWN — There will be parades, games, dances, food and fireworks as local communities celebrate Independence Day this coming week.

Sponsored by the Women's Civic Chamber, the Independence Day celebration begins July 4, with the annual Kiddie Parade at 10 a.m., followed by an old fashioned picnic in Riverside Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., along with music, old-time games, fun and food sponsored by local civic groups. The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free outdoor concert in Riverside Park with Roy Hurd and Frank Orsini starting at 7 p.m., and a fireworks display will follow.

Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake will host its annual Fourth of July celebration at Municipal Park on Tuesday, July 3 with the annual fireworks display between 9 and 9:30 p.m. This celebration is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the town and village of Tupper Lake.


A fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 3, off Mason’s Point. On July 4, the day begins with the annual Firecracker Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. (children’s fun run at 9:15 a.m.) at the former Smith House physical therapy building (across from the Catholic Church, registration fee is $5). A patriotic hymn sing will take place at St. John’s Church at 10 a.m. The annual oldfashioned parade will step off southbound onto State Route 22 at 11 a.m. from the Block House Road (Catholic Church). The grand marshall for the parade will be Willsboro native and “Survivor” winner Sophie Clarke.

Following the parade, there will be the family-oriented Durant games, which will begin on Begg’s Point along with the fireman’s gourmet food booth. At 2 p.m., the raft race will take place off of Begg’s Point, which the third annual spelling bee will take place at 3 p.m. in the town hall. For more information, call 963-4060.


The Jay Fourth of July parade will step off at noon on July 4 along Route 9N, with the review stand set up in front of the Jay Volunteer Fire Department. Following the parade, there will be food, games, rides and

more at the firehouse. Fireworks will be held at dusk.

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The annual Independence Day celebration, parade and fireworks will start with parade lineup at 4:30 p.m. on Cummins Road on Wednesday, July 4. The parade steps off at 5 p.m. and turns left onto Main Street and ends at High Peaks Resort, with review booths at Select Sotheby's International Realty and at Mid’s Park on Main Street. There will be activities all afternoon in Mid’s Park, and the “Set the Nigh to Music” fireworks show will commence at 9:45 p.m. with musi-


For those wanting the celebration to last into the weekend, the Westport Fourth events will be held on Saturday, July 7, with the parade starting at 5 p.m. from the Essex County Fairgrounds and ending at the intersection of Main Street and Stevenson Road. Following the parade at 6 p.m., there will be a pig roast hosted by the Westport Volunteer Fire Department, a magic show and ice cream social in Ballard Park and activities and games on the Library Lawn. At 7 p.m., Gary Phinney will be the caller for a street square dance on Merrihew Lane next to the library, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Camp Dudley returns at ‘full strength’ after repairs from 2011 floods Landscaping, repairs from 2011 floods completed

By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — The view from the cub cabins is quite different in 2012 as the youngest campers at Camp Dudley, YMCA, will have a breathtaking view of Lake Champlain. It will be the first time they will have this view. First of all, there used to be trees in their way, and second of all, when those trees were damaged or fell into the lake during the spring 2011 floods, the cabins were also in danger and not usable. But as a new camping season opened June 26, every cabin on the property and every beach area was set for the summer, according to camp director Matt Storey. “We are back and better than ever,” Storey said. “We rebuilt over 80 footers on the cabins and have all 41 cabins ready for the season.” Last year, campers stayed in three yurts that were placed on the grounds while work was done to fix the lakeshore and repair the cabins. “Travis Sheehan and Sheehan and Sons did a great job, and they were a terrific partner on this project,” Storey said. “Ted Taylor of Taylor Tree Service helped us to replant trees in and around the cabin and Peter Gibbs did a great job as our engineer for

what needed to get done.” With all of the cabins back in operation, the yurts were taken down earlier this spring. “Now, they are just three funny circles in the middle of the grass,” Storey said.

Local approach Storey said that using local businesses at Camp Dudley was not just limited to the work that was done after the floods. “We try to bring in as much local supplies as we can,” he said. “We work with Adam Hainer at Juniper Hill Farm as well as DaCy Meadow for our produce. We also send campers and leaders to the Juniper Hill to learn about organic gardening. We also get our flour from the grainery here in Westport. Keeping things local has been one of my key areas of focus since I have been here.”

Busy summer Camp Dudley is going to need all of the food and all of the cabins for the upcoming year. “We have 350 boys coming for the first half of the season and 340 for the second,” Storey said. “This is probably our biggest ever camp, and we have been getting calls every couple of days from people asking if there is room and we have to say no. It’s a nice situation to be in, but you hate to say no to anyone.” Storey also said the season set a record for

Victoria Daniels receives her kindergarten diploma from Westport Central School Principal Michelle Friedman June 20. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Camp Dudley director Matt Storey talks about the renovations done at the boys camp after the 2011 spring floods. Photo by Keith Lobdell scholarships awarded to attend the camp. “We gave out close to $700,000 in scholarships for boys to attend, and we feel pretty good about that,” he said. While leaders and staff had been at the camp for the past few weeks, preparations for the season had ramped up as the days counted down to opening day. “On Tuesday (June 26) morning, there will

Black smoke billowed from Lake Champlain around 9 a.m. Sunday, June 24, after a boat drifting near Westport caught fire. Members of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call, being assisted by the Westport Marina as they hooked onto the burning vessel and brought it closer to shore, where firemen doused the flames from land. According to a witness at the Bistro restaurant, he noticed the boat smoking as he was having coffee on the deck. “I was trying to figure out why there was steam coming out of the boat,” the witness said. “Then I

be 50 people here and by 2 p.m. there will be 500,” Storey said. “It’s a great time of year as the staff and the campers start to roll in.” Storey is the 12th director of Camp Dudley, YMCA, which was formed in 1885 and has been rooted in Westport since 1908. It is the oldest continually running summer camp in the country and welcomes boys ages 10-1/2 to 15.

realized that it was on fire.” WVFD Chief Jim Westover said that a cause had not been determined at the time of the incident, pending interviews with the owners of the boat, who both escaped the blaze. Witnesses said that the boaters were able to leave their flaming vessel and escape to a neighboring boat which took them ashore. Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly once the boat was towed in range of their fire hoses, using the marnia boat to get a closer look at the damage. A boat from the Vermont State Police was also on scene to offer assistance.

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Big Boy Bass T

he tournament season is in full swing on Lake Champlain and the Big Boys of Bass fishing are coming to town. The FLW Tour ’s final Major event of the season will be hosted on Lake Champlain by the city of Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau By Howard Hammonds with a lot on the line as some of bass fishing’s top names vie to overtake Lynchburg, Virginia’s David Dudley for Angler of the Year title. Anglers are also competing to qualify for the Forest Wood Cup, the FLW’s championship, and the grand prize of $125,000. With the unseasonably warm weather in the North Country the competitors face a different lake than in past tournaments. Normally, coming to Plattsburgh in mid-June the bass would still be on spawning beds. Many local fisherman report the spawn has come and gone, however. And most bass have entered their summer patterns. What this means to the competitors is the weight of fish caught will be down with the result being mere ounces determining positioning on the FLW leaderboard. The loss of one big fish could mean the difference between winning and losing, or a big check and no check at all. For those not familiar with tournament bass fishing, competitors can weigh in five fish per day with the leader determined by the heaviest weight for their five fish. After four days of fishing the winner is determined by the most weight for up to 20 fish. Tournament fishing in the North Country has become a controversial topic. Fish kills, high speed boating and whether fishing for cash is sportsmanlike at all are subjects being debated. The reality is that there is very low mortality among fish caught during tournaments. Because of the dead fish penalty imposed by the tournament rules great care is taken by tournament anglers to keep their fish alive. Tournament anglers use live wells on their boats along with chemical additives to keep fish alive. A dead fish can not only cost the competitor points but a great deal of cash. High speed boating? The first question I am asked by the casual observer is why do I need a 21-foot boat with a 250 horse power motor that runs 70 plus mph. The answer is real simple: the time I save between fishing spots the more time I have to fish. Moreover, I have been involved in tournament fishing for 26 years and know of only two deaths, and neither of those had to do with speed. Just like a race car driver, when you’re running the wide open spaces of the lake you’re paying close attention to what’s going around you. I really think it’s a lot safer on Lake Champlain at 70 mph than interstate 87 at 65 mph with big trucks passing me at 75 mph. Why fish for cash at all? Just the nature of sports, keep score and sooner or later people are going to want to keep score for money. But, the sport of bass fishing is a big business and has a large impact on local economies. Three hundred competitors coming to the North Country, buying gas, staying in motels, eating meals becomes an important financial plus for local small businesses. Get a firsthand feel for the sport this weekend. The FLW Tour weigh-ins will be conducted at the Plattsburgh State University field house with a Fun Zone for kids from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You will have an opportunity to meet the pro fisherman, a chance at samples and giveaways, and can play interactive games hosted by the fisherman all sponsored by the various companies involved with the sport, especially Walmart. I’ll be there, hope to see you.

H2O Adventures

Pictured here, a young buck sporting a velvet rack happily munches on some summer greenery, while below, a group of young bucks, happily take to cool waters on a hot day, along the Ausable River. Photos by Joe Hackett

Ahhh ... summertime


his is the time of the when it appears that everyone, and everything is on the move. Car and bikes are on the highway, while paddlers and boaters are on the water. Hikers have returned to the woods, as drivers and bikers precariously share the roadways. It is an especially tough time of year to be on the road, as many of the region’s highways are finally getting much needed facelifts following last year ’s flood. It is always a curious balancing act that plays out about the same time every year. Families are celebrating High School graduation as the tourist season hits the ground running with festivals, races, reunions and more. With the arrival of July 4th, friends and relatives always try to visit, and the summer season is finally hitting on all cylinders. Although I don’t really need any reminders of the season, I experienced a most pleasant nudge last week that served to rumble up some pleasant memories. It occurred along a small stream, as I was paddling back home, after a long day spent fishing up-river. I had paddled as far upstream as possible, and in my enthusiasm to continue casting to the readily rising trout; I lost track of time. I had been absorbed in the moment, and in a moment it was dark. It wasn’t a long trip back, paddling with the flow, but with the evening growing increasingly closer, I put down the rod and took up the paddle. The stream’s banks are lined with a nearly impenetrable tangle of tag alders, and surrounded by a mix of swale grass hummocks and a very muddy and murky bog. It’s not the kind of place to walk out of, easily. Once I got beyond the tunnel of alders that shrouded the upper sections, the stream opened up a bit. The stars were in the sky, and I could make out the course of the stream ahead, but it was still very dark, and nearly black on the water. With the paddle, I gingerly reached ahead trying to stay in the middle of the stream. Without being able to focus on a point of reference, I was off kilter, and off balance. But then, almost as if someone had flicked a switch, the lights came on. Slowly at first, but with increasing frequency, as I made my way further downstream, and out of the alders and into the grassy banks. The stream banks were illuminated with the steady blinking of lightning bugs, on both sides. In the muggy dusk, after a long day on the water, the lights appeared as if someone had strung a string of lights through the grass. The scene stirred childhood memories of family trips to visit my Grandparent’s in Poughkeepsie, where lightning bugs always seemed to be out in force on the hot, muggy evenings along the Hudson River valley. Whenever we would visit, one of our Uncles would send us out to collect them in a big, glass jar. And he always paid us a handsome price too, ranging he claimed, on the going rate. He would take as many bugs as we could supply, he once explained, because he later resold them to General Electric. Even though he was our favorite Uncle, as kids, we were convinced he was getting rich on our

hard work. “I’ll bet he gets paid a dollar for each one”, my older brother once complained. “Let’s just go back inside.” Fortunately, I never paid much attention to him; I just kept on chasing fireflies. I have come to realize that in a way… I’m still chasing them, even if the focus of my quest is no longer fireflies. I continue my search with the enthusiasm of a child, for that is after all, the purpose of outdoor recreation. It provides us with a renewal of spirit, and the pleasures of redoing and renewing the enjoyable moments of our past. We may see it in the starry night sky, or hear it in a cricket’s chirp, feel it in the wind on a breezy Adirondack mountaintop, or taste it as a fresh picked raspberry. If you can no longer find it, taste it or smell it, it may be time to quit searching. If you stop the chase and just sit still for a while; it will find you. Happiness is a feeling, and like a dog chasing it’s tail, good feelings are difficult to catch. But, like a tail, if you stop chasing it and it will follow you wherever you go, Its summer, a season that was once considered the most fleeting of them all. Take the time to ride a bike, climb a tree, jump in the lake or take a hike on a forest trail. Summer is more about a sense of place, than a sense of season. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

My prediction for the top five: 1. Cody Meyer , CA 2. Jacob Powroznik, VA 3. Scott Martin, FL 4. Shinicki Fukae, Japan 5. Anthony Gagliardi, SC Howard Hammonds is a guide and experienced bass fisherman living in Westport. He can be reached at

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Wednesday, July 4

LAKE PLACID — Frankenpine & Big Slyde, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $17, $15 BluSeed Members. 7:30 p.m. 523-2512. SARANAC LAKE — Chris Conte will perform on double bass & Jack Woulfe on piano, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive,n 7:30 p.m. 891-7117. LAKE PLACID — “Annie and the Hedonists” to be performed, The Adirondack Mountain Club High Peaks Information Center, 8 p.m. 523-3441.

WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge Flea Market at the lodge, Station Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Wet n'Wild Opens at the Olympic Jumping Complex , $15. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logi-

Sunday, July 1

SARANAC LAKE — Old fashioned 4th of July, Parade begins at 10 a.m. Riverside park, 6 Main Street. 524-5881. UPPER JAY — Life and Death on the Prairie exhibit opening, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 9462644.

Monday, July 2

WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, SARANAC LAKE — “Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake’s Past” James J. Griebsch presentation, Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 7:30p.m.

Tuesday, July 3

TUPPER LAKE — Fourth of July Fire Work celebrations, Municipal Park, 53 Park Street, 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 5

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, KEENE— Adirondack Land scape paintings Art Gallery Opening, Corscaden Barn Gallery, 58 Beers Bridge Way, 5-7 p.m. UPPER JAY — Wells Memorial Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 12230 New York 9N. 946-2644. LAKE PLACID — The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore Series: Don Giovanni – Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7pm. $16, LPCA Members $14.

Friday, July 6

WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. WESTPORT — The Westport Library Association’s annual Book Sale, 6 Harris Lane, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Adirondack Farmers' Market, Be-

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hind Adirondack Center Museum, 7590 Main Street, 9 a.m.1 p.m. JAY — Au Sable Valley Grange Farmers Market with live entertainment including Lisa Meissner of Rustic Riders, Jay Riverside Park, Main Street, 3-6 p.m. 647-8194. TUPPER LAKE — Great American Garage Sale, Maps available online or at the Chamber of Commerce, 121 Park Street. LAKE PLACID — Amy Fennelly's collage landscapes and mixed media show opening ceremony, A Point of View Gallery, 6047 Sentinel Road. 5 p.m. ESSEX — Godspell the musical, the Masonic Lodge, Main Street, Essex. Opening is a gala at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. AU SABLE FORKS — Friday Night 5k Run for Zar, 6 p.m. Hollywood Theatre, 14232 Route 9 N, 5:30-6 p.m. $15 PER RUNNER. WILMINGTON — "Abolitionism in the Adirondacks: A search for the Truth", Wilmington Community Center, 7 Community Center Cir, 7 p.m. 420-8370. LAKE PLACID — Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock showing, The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30 p.m. $6. 523-2512. KEESEVILLE — Free Outdoor Movie Night showing of “The Lion King”, The Keeseville Elk's Lodge #2072, 1 Elks Ln, at dusk or about 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 7

TUPPER LAKE — Great American Garage Sale, Maps available online or at the Chamber of Commerce, 121 Park Street. WHALLONSBURG — The Artist, film showing, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 8 p.m. $5. UPPER JAY — Music Appreciation for ages 3- 6, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N. 946-2644. WESTPORT — The Westport Library Association’s annual Book Sale, 6 Harris Lane, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Community band rehearsals set TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Community Band will rehearse Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Ti Middle School band room starting July 9. There will be a concert Aug. 6. All musicians in the Ti, Crown Point, Moriah, Westport, and Schroon Lake areas are welcome. For information call 597-3061.

China talk at Keene Valley Library KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Valley Library’s Summer Lecture Series 2012 presents “21st Century China – Rising, But How Far?” by Richard P. (Pete) Suttmeier on Monday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. Admission is free. For more information, call the Library at 576-4335.

Matthews at Keene Valley Library KEENE VALLEY — Keene Valley Library’s Summer Lecture Series 2012 presents A Conversation with Paul Matthews on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at 576-4335.

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Sell it local or sell it regionally! Call 1-800-989-4237 x201 today! or visit our self-service site at BLOWN HEAD GASKET? ANY VEH icle repair yourself. State of the art 2-Component chemical process. Specializing in Cadillac Northstar Overheating. 100% guaranteed. 1866-780-9041

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BLACKTOP REMINGTON BLACKTOP a third generation paving company serving the Adirondacks and capital region for over 40 yrs all work guaranteed , fully insured call or email Kris for a free estimate 518-729-8263

HOME IMPROVEMENT FOR SALE Anderson Bay Window Unit, Brand new, RO 3'6" x 7'2", Center glass plus 2 side casement windows, all hardware and screens incld., Still crated, $1642 value. Sale: $1200 OBO. (518)5230209.

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LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Hemlock & Hardwood Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518-6456351

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HOME WANTED: OLDER couple looking to rent a house in Elizabethtown, Lewis or Westport area. Rural location, have pets, references available. Please call 518-873-1021 WESTPORT HOME for Rent, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, security deposit & references required. Call for more info 518-962-8957 or 518-570-9043

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ATTN:GARAGE SALE ENTHUSIASTS! Buying or selling second-hand treasures?The NYS Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, in conjunction with the Free Community Papers of New York, recommends checking the following websites to help assure that the item has not been recalled or the subject of a safety warning: http:/ and the Consumer Product Safety Commission at For other important recall and product safety information visit the Division of Consumer Protection at WADHAMS! QUALITY Barn Sale. Multi-family. 2295 County Route 10. Saturday, June 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 1, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rain or Shine. Everything from wacky to practical and a CANOE. Jotul wood stove, wine chiller, antiques, building supplies, kids stuff, and more. No Early Birds!

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RUSSETT/FARRITOR ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING Barbara Ann and Francis Joseph Russett of Baldwinsville, NY, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Marie, to Bret William Farritor, son of CJ and Robert Burrows of Indio, CA and Jean and John McKinley of Vista, CA. The couple was engaged in Niagara Falls, Ontario in April. Karen is a graduate of C.W. Baker High School, Onondaga County Community College and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia College. She is employed with Onondaga County Child Protective Services. Bret is a magna cum laude graduate of both Palomar College and California State University, San Bernardino College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and attended Western State University College of Law. He is a former San Diego Transit Officer and a retired United States Army noncommissioned officer. The couple will wed in December, 2012. Attendants will be, maid of honor, Karissa Marie, daughter of the bride and best man, Jesse David, son of the bride.


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ALBUM OF STAMPS Mostly of Older Countries, $12.00. 518-946-2466.

at Gokey’s Auction Facility I-87, Exit 29, North Hudson, NY Saturday, July 7th @ 4P.M. Preview: 2:30 PM to Start of Sale

CAR TIRES AND RIMS 4- black wall P185R 14 inch tires mounted on black rims. Tires are in good shape. $200.00. 518494-7183

HOT-TUB/SPA... DELUXE 2012 Model Neckjets, Therapyseat, Never Used, Warranty, Can Deliver. Worth $5950. Sell $1950. (800) 960-7727


20" MURRAY ELECTRIC SNOWBLOWER 12 amp w/adjustable shoot, excellent condition, great for small jobs. 518-534-6092 $75

GOKEY’S AUCTION SERVICE Multi-Estate Auction Complete contents of a Rouses Point home along w/ partial contents of Plattsburgh and Clifton Park homes to include 600 + lots of Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage & Modern Furniture, Household Furnishings, Tools & more FURNITURE: Oak curved glass china cabinet, Oak side by side* Mahogany bookcase w/ glass doors, Mahogany waterfall wardrobe, Mahogany DuncanPhyfe Table w/ 6 chairs* Hoosier companion cabinet* Early Walnut rope bed* Maple commode w/ towel bar* 3 drawer oak spoon carved chest* Maple & Oak 3 drawer chests* Splint weave porch rockers* Walnut ladies rocker* Spinet desk* Oak lamp table* Hall table * Pr. Pine Armoires* Oak Mission style sofa w/ matching side chair* Modern Oak Dinette Set* Colonial style couch & matching chair* Oak & Mahogany bookcases* Oak Entertainment cabinet* plus more ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Large brass “Bell System” plaque* German bayonet w/ sheath* West German Sword* Early iron & leather stroller* Taxidermy llama, fisher, raccoon & peacock * Railroad signal lamp* Commemorative Lionel Train sets* Lionel rocket launcher* Iron banks* Traylots of Jewelry, glassware, porcelain & collectibles* Early Sampler* Wallace Nutting print* Bohemian Glass* Hand painted Nippon* Set of German shell plates* Stamp albums* State Duck stamp collection* Collection of Gorham limited edition Audubon plates* Assorted WW ll patches* GWTW table lamp* Leaded glass light fixture* Framed gold gilt wall mirror* Framed Remington Arms Advertisement* Early wooden medicine cabinet* Vintage Firemen’s Helmet* 1940’s Gilbert microscope kit* Bakelite radio * 1950’s Accordion* Childs Singer Sewing machine* Daisy Red Ryder BB gun* Daisy pump BB gun* Griswold #6 dutch oven* 1958 tin Cola-Cola Sign (4x8)* 1960’s Pepsi thermometer* Wooden egg crates* Collection of 30’s & 40’s floor model radios* Framed mirrors, paintings & prints plus many unadvertised items MISCELLANEOUS: Flat & dome top trunks* Stoneware crocks* 4pc. Iron patio set* Kenmore large capacity washer* Kenmore portable dryer* Craftsman Wood Chipper* Lawn Mower* much more


Auction held inside modern facility with ample parking & seating Terms: Cash, Check, M/C & Visa 13% Buyers Premium (3% Discount for Cash or Check) All items sold absolute w/ no minimums or reserves Sale Conducted by Gokey’s Auction Service AUCTIONEER– JOHN GOKEY CES,CAGA,RMI (518) 532-9323/9156

Check web site prior to sale for detailed listing and 100’s of photos of this auction or – Auctioneer #10698

CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4-sale 1-516377-7907 ENTRY STEPS 2 sets, fiberglass, slip resistant, tan colored, left or right rails w/12" treads. $100 each. 518-534-6092 KOI FOR SALE-BEAUTIFUL STANdard Butterfly Koi. All Varieties. Quantity Discounts. Pond Supplies. 1-516-809-6771 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 PHOENIX 4 wheel compact portable travel power scooter in new condition w/ less then 1 hour usage. 518-5346092 $450 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 BIKES FOR TYKES look for them in Items under $100 Super savers ads

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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 1980, $Top CASH$ PAID! Running or not. 1315-569-8094 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201

DOGS 8 WEEK OLD Boxer Puppies, all Brindles, vet checked, $800 each. Call 518-5242947 F1B GOLDENDOODLE puppies black, chocolate. Vet checked, 1st shots. Ready to go. (518)6430320 or MOOERS, NY; Yorkie pups for sale, $700 for females, $500 for males, please call if interested 518-204-4063 or 802586-2817.

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BLUE NOSE SAILBOAT 1979, 23.5, McVay w/4 HP motor. 1 owner. Lovingly maintained. Ready to sail. Mooring available on Skaneateles Lake. $6,800.00 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.

CARS 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1989 TOYOTA SUPRA fully loaded, all electric, all power, 5 spd., hatch back, sunroof, runs good, $4500. 113 Flat Rock, Morrisonville, NY. 518-563-9967

1997 DODGE INTREPID 6 cyclinder, 127,000 miles, Good condition. $1,300 Call: (518) 594-5015

1999 VOLVO V-70 Station Wagon, 207,000 miles, Green. Asking $2300 OBO. 518310-0622

1997 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK AWD Blue/Gray 184,000 miles, Interior and exterior good condition. 5 speed manual. New tires. Needs head gasket. $600 Call: (518) 946-7042

2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550

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2005 DODGE NEON auto, 40,000 miles, Red, new brakes, radiator, good on gas mileage, $3,000. Call: (518) 5231681

BOATS 1974 STARCRAFT ALUMINUM 15 Foot BOAT. 1984 Evinrude 28 H.P. Motor Boat, Motor and Trailer, $750.00. Call 315-492-4655 and Leave Message. (315) 4924655 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2900. 518-963-8220 or 518-569-0118 1985 17 1/2’ open bow, full canvas, in/out board motor, new seats, interior, Shoreline trailer included, great condition, $3400 OBO. 518-5630983 or 518-593-5408 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $9000 OBO. 845-868-7711


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: REDNECK BISTRO, L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed with New York State Secretary of State (SSNY) on June 7, 2012. Office Location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Redneck Bistro, L.L.C., 1045 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: Restaurant operations and all other legal purposes. VN-6/30-8/4/12-6TC26690 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: REG CARVER FARM, L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed with New York State Secretary of State (SSNY) on June 7, 2012. Office Location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Reg Carver Farm, L.L.C., 164 Galen Street #85, Watertown, MA 02472. Purpose: Farming and all other legal purposes. VN-6/30-8/4/12-6TC26689 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MMG SCHROON LAKE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State

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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 COMPLETION OF F I N A L ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law) FILING OF C O M P L E T E D ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Keene, County of Essex, has completed the Final Assessment Roll for the current year. The roll may be viewed online. The original Final Assessment Roll is filed with Essex County Real Property Tax Services and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Keene where it may be seen and examined by any interested person. Dated this 1st day of July, 2012 Donna J Bramer Sole Assessor VN-6/30/12-1TC26685 ----------------------------NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF F I N A L ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law) FILING OF C O M P L E T E D


ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Lewis, County of Essex, has completed the Final Assessment Roll for the current year. The roll may be viewed online. The original Final Assessment Roll is filed with Essex County Real Property Tax Services and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Lewis where it may be seen and examined by any interested person. Dated this 29th day of June, 2012 Donna J Bramer Sole Assessor VN-6/30/12-1TC26686 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE THE RESOLUTION PUBLISHED herewith has been adopted on the 14th day of June, 2012, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Westport Central School District is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. ana Atwell, District Clerk BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 14, 2012 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL D I S T R I C T AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $ 4 5 5 , 2 0 0


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A G G R E G AT E PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SERIAL G E N E R A L OBLIGATION BONDS AND THE EXPENDITURE OF $77,000 OF A V A I L A B L E GENERAL FUNDS TO FINANCE THE reconstruction OF the School BUILDING AT AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST OF $378,200, LEVY OF TAX IN ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS IN PAYMENT THEREOF, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH SUM FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. WHEREAS, the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District (the District ), at the annual meeting of such voters duly held on the 15th day of May, 2012, duly approved a proposition authorizing the issuance of serial general obligation bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $455,200, to finance the reconstruction of the School Building, including site work thereat, and acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such reconstructed building is to be used, the expenditure of such sum for such purpose, the expenditure of available General Fund money and the levy of the necessary tax therefor, to be levied upon the taxable property of the District and collected in annual installments; NOW THEREFOR, BE IT RESOLVED BY THIS BOARD OF EDUCATION AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The District shall reconstruct the School Building, including site work thereat, and acquire original furnishings, equipment, machinery

or apparatus required for the purpose for which such reconstructed building is to be used and pay incidental costs related thereto, as more particularly described in Section 3 hereof, and as generally outlined to and considered by the voters of the District at the annual meeting held on May 15, 2012. Section 2. The District is hereby authorized to issue its serial general obligation bonds (the Bonds ) in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $378,200 pursuant to the Local Finance Law of New York, in order to finance the class of objects or purposes described herein. The District is hereby authorized to expend $77,000 of available funds from the General Fund. Section 3. The class of objects or purposes to be financed pursuant to this Resolution (the Purpose ) is the reconstruction of the School Building, including site work thereat, and acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such reconstructed building is to be used. Section 4. It is hereby determined and declared that (a) the maximum cost of the Purpose, as estimated by the Board of Education, is $378,200, (b) no money has heretofore been authorized to be applied to the payment of the cost of the Purpose, and (c) the District plans to finance the cost of the Purpose from $77,000 of available funds in the General Fund and the issuance of the Bonds and bond anticipation notes hereinafter referred to. Section 5. It is hereby determined that the Purpose is one of the class of objects or pur-

poses described in Subdivision 97 of Paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law, and that the period of probable usefulness of the Purpose is thirty (30) years. Section 6. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the sale of the Bonds, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the President of the Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer. Section 7. The power to further authorize the issuance of the Bonds and bond anticipation notes and to prescribe the terms, form and contents of the Bonds and bond anticipation notes, including the consolidation with other issues and the use of substantially level or declining debt service, subject to the provisions of this Resolution and the Local Finance Law, and to sell and deliver the Bonds and bond anticipation notes, is hereby delegated to the President of the Board of Education. The President of the Board of Education is hereby authorized to sign and the District Clerk is hereby authorized to attest any Bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to this Resolution, and the District Clerk is hereby authorized to affix to such Bonds and bond anticipation notes the corporate seal of the District. Section 8. The faith and credit of the District are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds and bond anticipation notes as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and

interest on such obligations becoming due and payable in such year. There shall be levied annually on all taxable real property of the District, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such obligations as the same become due and payable. Section 9. This Resolution shall constitute the declaration of the District s official intent to reimburse expenditures authorized by Section 1 with proceeds of the Bonds and notes, as required by United States Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2. Section 10. This Resolution shall be published in full by the District Clerk together with a notice in substantially the form prescribed by Section 81.00 of said Local Finance Law, and such publication shall be in each official newspaper of the District. The validity of the Bonds or of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of the Bonds may be contested only if such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the District is not authorized to expend money, or the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of publication of this Resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication; or if said obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. Section 11. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. VN-6/30/12-1TC26687 ----------------------------NORTHEAST LIVELINE, LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on June 19, 2012. NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Essex County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 15 School Lane, AuSable Forks, New York 12912. PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-6/30-8/4/12-6TC26693 ----------------------------NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF F I N A L ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law) FILING OF C O M P L E T E D ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the Assessors of the Town of Essex, County of Essex, have completed the Final Assessment Roll for the current year. The roll may be viewed online. The original Final Assessment Roll is filed with Essex County Real Property Tax Service and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Essex where it may be seen and examined by any interested person. Dated this 25 day of June, 2012. David H. Sayre Dianne Lansing Patricia Gardner BOARD OF ASSESSORS VN-6/30/12-1TC26707 -----------------------------

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

2007 FORD Mustang Coupe, never seen Winter, 6000 + miles, show room condition, premium stereo, CD, $15,000 FIRM. 802-236-0539 Call: (802) 236-0539 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.

June 30, 2012 MUSTANG 2010 convertible, V-6, auto, leather interior, runs great, 45,000 miles, loaded. Asking $17,000 OBO or trade for a classic car. Call 518962-8539

HEAVY EQUIPMENT 2003 olympian standby 20kw towable perkin diesel generator with 3143hrs excellent condition asking $5,000.00 518-524-1956


MOTORCYCLES 2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5300. 518-492-2348 2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800

1964 FORD 4000 4 cyl., gas, Industrial loader & industrial Front End, 12 spd., German Transmission, Pie Weights, $4650.00. 518-962-2376 Evenings.

SCOOTER 2008 50CC, no motorcycle license required, 90 miles to the gal, only 900 miles, runs great, Asking $750.00 OBO. Call 518-962-8539

URAL SIDECAR Motorcycle Durable, versatile, fun vehicle, with classic retro styling. Reliable 650 cc horizontal two-cylinder engine and shaft drive. 1999 model with just 3100 miles; excellent condition. Priced for quick sale. $2,500 518-494-5871

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

1981 INTERNATIONAL single axle dump truck, runs great, inspected and on the road. $4000 OBO. 518-834-9088.


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

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North Country Telephone Exchange Directory (518) 236.............Altona/Mooers 251.................North Creek 293.......................Saranac 297...............Rouses Point 298...................Champlain 327.................Paul Smiths 352..............Blue Mt. Lake 358...............Ft. Covington 359................Tupper Lake 483........................Malone 492.................Dannemora 493.................West Chazy 494................Chestertown 497.................Chateaugay 499.....................Whitehall 523..................Lake Placid 529...........................Moria 532..............Schroon Lake 543..........................Hague 546.......Port Henry/Moriah 547........................Putnam 561-566...........Plattsburgh 576....Keene/Keene Valley 581,583,584,587 ..............Saratoga Springs 582....................Newcomb 585................Ticonderoga 594..........Ellenburg Depot 597.................Crown Point 623...............Warrensburg 624...................Long Lake 638............Argyle/Hartford 639.......................Fort Ann 642......................Granville 643.............................Peru 644............Bolton Landing 647.............Ausable Forks 648..................Indian Lake 654.........................Corinth 668...............Lake George 695................Schuylerville 735.............Lyon Mountain 746,747..........Fort Edward / Hudson Falls 743,744,745,748,761,792, 793,796,798. . . .Glens Falls 834....................Keeseville 846..........................Chazy 856.............Dickerson Ctr. 873....Elizabethtown/Lewis 891..............Saranac Lake 942......................Mineville 946..................Wilmington 962......................Westport 963...........Willsboro/Essex


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2009 Pontiac G6 - Stk. #AM240A, gray, 25,000 miles .............................................................................................$15,980 , 2009 Dodge Journey SXT AWD - Stk. #AM225A, red, 45,000 miles ................................................................$17,980 ..$ $17, $17 $1 7,98 7,98 980 80 SOLD 2008 Jeep Commander Sport - Stk. #AL198A, black, 68,000 miles ...................................................................$17,480 $1 $17 $ 17,48 480 0 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT - Stk. #AM183A, black, 55,000 miles .........................................................................$14,390 ..$ $14, $14 $1 4,39 4,39 390 90 SOLD 2007 GMC Envoy SLT AWD - Stk. #AM236A, gray, 63,000 miles ............................................ $16,480 $1 $ $17,480 7 480 480 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 - Stk. #AM231A, red, 32,000 miles ...............................................................$18,483 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 SLT - Stk. #AM79B, blue, 5.7 HEMI, 79,500 miles . $12,980 $13,980 2008 Chevrolet Aveo - Stk. #AM51A, gray, 63,000 miles ..........................................................................................$9,480 2007 Ford Focus SES - Stk. #AM64A, white, 75,000 miles .......................................................................................$9,680 2010 Nissan Rogue 4x4 - Stk. #AM116A, blue, 23,000 miles ..............................................................................$19,980 2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 - Stk. #AM94A, blue, 96,000 miles ............................................. $11,980 $12,980 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 - Stk. #AM157A, blue, 85,000 miles .................................................. $9,980 $10,980 Dealer #3160005




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