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Arts foundation helps transform downtown Au Sable Forks Old Masonic Lodge to be converted to house retail, cultural outlet
The Masonic Tahawus Lodge on the banks of the Au Sable river in Au Sable Forks has fallen into disuse and disrepair for the past two decades, but was recently purchased by a nonprofit foundation that supports dance and other arts in the Adirondack region. Fundraising efforts are now ongoing to renovate the building with a retail storefront and community culture center.
Clear-cut shoreline sparks dispute By Matt Bosley email@example.com WESTPORT — The Adirondack Park Agency and the town of Westport are working to correct a situation involving a property owner who they feel has violated development restrictions. In 2005, George Guy Lever, the president of a private real-estate and corporate management company in Montreal, purchased an empty lakefront lot in Westport with the intent of building a house and other structures there. The lot was part of the Starbuck Subdivision, a plan to separate three undeveloped lakefront
(Left) This photo, taken in January 2006, shows the Lake Champlain shoreline near Furnace Point Lane in Westport as viewed from the Westport boat launch. (Right) View of the same shoreline today shows construction and excavation work has cleared away vegetation from nearly the entire 300-foot shoreline frontage of a lot owned by Guy George Lever. Lever’s apparent violation of shoreline restrictions and building permits is being met with remedial action from the town of Westport and the Adirondack Park Agency. First photo by John Gereau Second photo by Matt Bosley
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termined by ORPS to represent how assessments within a township compare to the aggregate market ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials value within that township. The latter is required by law to be estimatfrom the New York State Office of ed by ORPS. Real Property Services (ORPS) drew “We take a look at the town overmarked skepticism from Essex all and try to give you a value of County supervisors as they tried to what the town is worth,” explained explain how they determine equalMallison, who admitted that there ization rates. was some Dozens of margin for erlocal town ror in the assessors We take a look at the town process. and conoverall and try to give you a “It’s not a cerned taxguessing value of what the town is worth. payers atgame, but it’s It’s not a guessing game, but tended the not precise,” it’s not precise. Essex Counhe said. — Vic Mallison ty Ways and Mallison Means comsaid the need mittee meeting June 29 to hear for equalization rates stems from ORPS deputy executive director Vic the fact that New York is one of five Mallison and northern regional distates that has no clear statewide rector Robert Aiken discuss the valuation standard, nor does it recumbersome methods by which the quire its 1,128 taxing municipalities full market value of a municipality to perform periodic reassessments. is calculated; methods which have As a result, he explained, there raised suspicion from local governare many towns that don’t keep ment officials and taxpayers. their assessments up to date with At the heart of the debate were changing market values. equalization rates, a percentage de-
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AU SABLE FORKS — Efforts to invigorate business and activity in downtown Au Sable Forks are getting a huge boost as a renowned arts foundation now seeks to turn an abandoned building into a thriving cornerstone of the community. The Appleby Foundation, the nonprofit umbrella of Rebecca Kelly Ballet, has recently purchased the Tahawus Lodge, a historic Masons’ building in Au Sable Forks with the intention to renovate and reopen it as a cultural, community, and commercial center. The building, built in 1911, was one of few to survive a 1925 fire that tore through the village and has stood up to recent floods and earthquakes, but has been out of use for over 20 years and is in need of extensive repair. With the support of the Au Sable Forks Main Street Revitalization committee and the Essex County Empire Zone, the arts foundation will now seek to raise $1.2 million for the renovation of the three-story building. Based in New York City and the Adirondacks, Rebecca Kelly Ballet has brought public dance performances and youth programs to towns throughout the North Country for more than 22 years, including choreography workshops and dance classes in Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Jay, Essex, Lake
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Second annual Lewis Civil War Days fires up July 10-12 LEWIS — The Second Lewis Civil War Days will take place Friday, July 10, Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12 at the Mount Fay Fish and Game Club, located on the Stowersville Road. The event brings American Civil War history to life, with a particular focus on the involvement of the local soldiers in the greatest conflict on American soil. Activities kick off Friday with a free public block dance from 8-10 p.m. at the Lewis Fish and Game Club, featuring music by Gary Phinney and the North Country Boys. Throughout Saturday, there will be demonstrations, lectures and reenactment battle, and various Civil War scenarios. Saturday morning will offer a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Lewis American Legion, with a donation of $5 SPRAY TANS per person. Saturday night will feature a spaghetti dinCarol Genier ner open to the public, from AIRBRUSH TATTOOS 5-8 p.m., sponsored by the Diane Melin Lewis Civil War Days Committee, with a donation of $7 546-7717 • PORT HENRY, NY
per person. Sunday will open with a breakfast to benefit the Lewis Congregational Church from 7-8:30 a.m., with a donation of $5. An outdoor church service by the Rev. Fred Shaw will begin at 9:30 a.m. Civil War historian Brent Vosburg will give a presentation Sunday at 11 a.m. on Kentuckians Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. The presentation will be followed by a guided tour of the Lewis Cemetery, highlighting the grave sites of Civil War soldiers. A battle at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon will conclude the weekend's events. Concessions will be provided by the Mount Fay Fish and Game Club House at the club house on Friday and Saturday. 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold throughout the weekend, with a drawing Sunday at noon. The event is sponsored by 118th New York Regiment/55th Virginia Company D. The 118th Regiment was formed from volunteers from Essex, Clinton and Warren Counties, and was known as the Adirondack Regiment. For a full schedule of events, see the full-page ad in this week's Valley News. For more information, call Phil Jackson
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Approved NCCC budget Essex County supervisors tentative heads to counties By Matt Bosley
By Chris Morris firstname.lastname@example.org SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College Board of Trustees approved its 2009-10 budget last week. Next year ’s budget is approximately $12.7 million – a 0.03 percent increase in spending over this year. The budget also includes a 4.8 percent increase to student tuition. “That’s about $170 more for students,” said Interim President Fred Smith. College Vice President Ed Trathen said at least 85 percent of students will be able to cover the increase through tuition assistance programs and grants. With the board’s approval, the budget heads to Franklin County Legislators and the Essex County Board of Supervisors – the college’s two major sponsors. Those lawmakers will decide on the budget in July, and then in August the budget goes before the SUNY Board of Trustees for final approval. The budget includes a request for an additional $50,000 from each county, a result of a $45,000 loss in state aid this year. Smith noted that North Country will lose $153,000 in state aid in 200910. “We are getting less from the state, we’re asking more from the students and we’re asking more from the counties,” Smith said. “And that’s what you see in the great State of New York; the burden is getting passed to the local level.” The current fiscal year ’s budget has been reduced by about $300,000, due in large part to the elimination of two positions. The school also replaced several retirees with adjuncts. Smith also told the board last week that a bid has been
awarded for architectural and engineering plans for Phase I of a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Saranac Lake campus. The first phase includes a new student center, library, classroom space and upgrades to the Sparks Athletic Center. JMZ Architects was the lowest bidder and the choice of the project’s steering committee. The Glens Falls-based company placed a bid at $177,200. The state will contribute $110,000, and the steering committee has asked each sponsoring county to contribute an additional $55,000 – bringing the total to $220,000. “I understand that’s significantly higher than the bid, but we need that cushion in case of any overruns,” Smith said. “And I will add that JMZ is a SUNY-approved firm.” Smith asked the board to pass a resolution urging each county to contribute to the overall costs. “This does not require action by the board of trustees,” Smith said. “It requires action only by the two county sponsors. But I would like the board to pass a motion endorsing this request for $55,000 from each of the counties for this purpose.” The board took Smith’s advice and approved a motion to request financial help from Essex and Franklin counties. In other business, Smith commended the college board of trustees for its visibility in recent months – specifically during the search for a new president, which concluded recently. “I think the broader campus and the community has a better understanding of who the trustees are and the role they perform,” Smith said. Dr. Carol Brown will take over as NCCC’s new president Aug. 31.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Two separate funding requests from North Country Community College were met with mixed responses from Essex County supervisors this week. NCCC interim president Fred Smith visited the Essex County Ways and Means committee June 29 to introduce the college’s recently approved budget and the plans for its next big construction project. While part of the increase in next year’s budget would be offset by higher tuition, Smith explained that the college would need an additional $50,000 each from both Franklin and Essex counties to offset an anticipated loss in state aid. Several supervisors spoke in approval of the increase, noting the success of its new Registered Nursing program at NCCC’s Ticonderoga branch. “They’ve added curriculum that helps keep people in our area,” said Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas, commending the college for trimming its budget as much as possible. Smith said one limitation to the new RN program was that it could only take in up to 30 students because each student needed a medical facility at which to complete their clinical experience. Still, it was certainly contributing to the goal of raising enrollment in Ticonderoga. Smith mentioned other new programs in the works at NCCC, such as a proposal for an Environmental Science program and possible reinstitution of an inmate education program in nearby prisons. The committee set July 20 as the date for a public hearing on the increased budget contribution. The funds could then be approved at the Aug. 3 board meeting or at a special meeting held immediately
following the public hearing. In contrast, a request for $55,000 to help fund the architectural design of an upgrade to the Saranac Lake campus was met with less enthusiasm. “The college has been neglectful in doing the kind of things that should have been done over the years,” said Smith, who said initial estimates of the construction ran as high as $33 million. Smith stressed that the commitment to help fund the full project would likely be at least a year away. “My guess is it would be 2011 before you see any shovel in the dirt,” he said. Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston expressed opposition to funding additional construction at the college when so many county residents were already struggling financially. “I think the timing couldn’t be worse for this right now,” said Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava, noting the radio system update and other large-scale projects the county would soon be undertaking. Most spoke in favor of funding the construction planning, even if they were wary of the cost of the project.
“Nobody’s going to know what the real cost is until you have some sort of professional study,” said County Manager Daniel Palmer. Schroon Lake Supervisor and board chair Cathy Moses said having a plan ready for construction might position the project for more state or federal funding. Douglas and Ticonderoga Supervisor Robert Dedrick
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had my first stint as a volunteer “ambassador” for our lovely town at the Heritage House Visitors Center last week, and I have to say that Nancy Decker and the other volunteers who have worked so hard to set up this facility have done a great job. They've got Westport memorabilia on display, binders with helpful information at your fingertips, and maps on the wall, as well as a rack of pamphlets highlighting local attractions. It’s all attractively laid-out, and the Heritage House itself is very inviting, with brightly colored signs and flags beckoning visitors inside. I was doing an afternoon shift, 1-4 p.m., and from what the ladies who were there for the morning shift said, it had been a slow morning. But I had two customers, which I figure is pretty good for a Thursday afternoon in June. An earlier shift had recorded six visitors in the log, so I wasn't even close to the record. The first visitor was a friendly thirtyish guy from New Jersey who was driving along the Lakes to Locks Passage with his brother, who stayed in the car outside. They were heading for the Vermont side of the lake, crossing at Rouses Point, and they had to be at their B & B there by 7. When he said he was interested in a short hike, I knew I he'd be putty in my hands. So, of course, I sent him up Coon Mountain. What better way to get an idea of the
local layout— lake, mountains, rolling countryside, all in their magnificent splendor on a sunny summer afternoon. And it's short, so he and his brother could stay on schedule. They could also pick up some ice cream or drinks on their way at one of our many excellent establishments. They drove off to what I'm sure was a very pleasant afternoon. The second visitor presented an interesting contrast—a woman, also thirtyish, who lived in Montreal and was heading south, not north. And instead of hiking, she was interested in architecture. Plus, she already had ice cream (looked like mint-chocolate chip), which she was enjoying as I traced out a route that would take her to the Library, past our beautiful Victorians, and up to the Fairgrounds and the Depot. As she walked happily off, I wondered if she would finish that dripping cone before she got to the Library. So enjoy this Fourth of July weekend. Give your change to the firefighters, gasp at the fireworks on Friday night, pick up some candy at the parade on Saturday at noon, and partake of the afternoon and evening festivities afterward in Lee Park. Don't forget the Library Book Sale next weekend, “Round and Round the Garden” at the Depot Theatre July 3-12, and the Idol Contest at the Whallonsburg Grange on July 10, 17, and 18. And remember how lucky we are to live in a place where people come to get away from it all.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • VALLEY NEWS - 5
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Religion adds rose-colored glasses To the editor: The United States is known to us as a country that honors freedom of religion. It is an official, government-mandated position that every citizen is allowed to believe in the supernatural and the mystical, in any way he or she desires. Likewise, in elections, each voter may vote according to his or her preference, including writing in the name of someone who is not listed on the ballot. Official acceptance of religious preference is crucial to the democratic process. If citizens can be taught as children that their imaginary friends are real, that miracles happen all the
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time, and that prayer works, then they will be very likely to believe that the USA is a democracy. Since there is no evidence of either the existence of God, angels, demonic spirits, or democracy, blind faith is essential. Without faith in God and Country, citizens would exercise discernment in matters of duplicity, and this would lead to public unrest. In order for the USA to keep rolling along on its course of world domination and terror, the citizens must be kept content. Perpetual war is hugely profitable for the rich, who bankroll both sides of any major conflict. The working caste of the US have an unlimited supply of cannon fodder (their grown sons and daughters) for the rich to throw into battle, and their parents gladly encourage it. The children of the rich class, of course, stay out of harm's way, to continue their grooming for positions of rule. As long as the great masses of the USA continue to believe in their imaginary childhood friends, they will probably continue to believe that this country is all about freedom and democracy, even though all the evidence screams that the US government is the greatest terrorist organization in the world (Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki - wholesale slaughter of civilian populations) bent on world domination, and trying hard to care less about humanity. The great mass of working caste citizens believe otherwise, as response to this letter will bear out. They apparently prefer to believe fairy tales and cover stories. And that is a criminal shame on them.
To the editor: I am writing in reference to June 27 front page headline on "Former Essex Town Supervisor Escapes Second DWI Conviction." I am appalled that this was even published in the paper, let alone the front page. Anyone who knows this man knows he has the utmost love for his family, friends and community. He would never hurt a soul. To resurface all the pain this man, family and community has had to live with all these years for his "previous incident" is just cruel. My thoughts are its an election year, and someone is trying to make a gain. People get DWI's daily in this area, some of which are their second and third convictions,why aren't they on the front page? This kind man has a reputable business in the North Country that may have just been devastated by politics. Devastate one man's life, to make a gain on your own; shame on you! Anne Marcotte, Willsboro
Confidence lost in Essex County DA To the editor: After reading a recent article about a former Essex Town supervisor who was driving drunk, fell asleep at the wheel, and then was not charged with any sort of crime, I have lost all confidence in our District Attorney, Julia Garcia. Does this mean that if you are most obviously driving drunk and then somehow manage to pull over and fall asleep at the wheel that you cannot be charged with a crime? I am glad I or my kids did not meet Mr. Morse on the road as he was driving drunk.
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To the editor: The Class of 1944 (65 years) from Willsboro Central School, was well represented at the Alumni Banquet held at Cricket's Restaurant on June 27th. There were six classmates who attended: Peter Young from Massapequa Park, NY; Robert Patnode from Alcolu, SC; Edward Collins, Gladys Sayward Cushing, and Kenneth Coonrod all from Willsboro; and Luella Thompson Carr from Saranac Lake, NY. The Class of 1949 (60 years) from Willsboro Central School, was also well represented at the Alumni Banquet. There were seven classmates who attended: Peggy Smith Stafford from Norfolk, NY; Edrie Wrisley Dickerson, Arlene Jones Mason, Grace Patterson Uhlig, and Ella Doyle Coonrod, all from Willsboro; Mary Anne Carver Cardarelli from Framingham, MA; and Betty Lou Sayward Squier from Plattsbgurgh, NY. Also, six of the classmates met for dinner at the Turtle Island Cafe on Friday night, June 26, for dinner, then attended graduation at Willsboro Central School. It was a fun weekend and everyone had a great time talking about the "good old days!"
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SATURDAY July 4, 2009
ADIRONDACK Unlike our youth, I’m still here CRYPTOGRAM I 've been a bit surprised to get a handful of e-mails and comments from people in the past few days asking me if I'm leaving the Valley News. I suppose a Help Wanted ad in last week's issue seeking an editor for Denton Publications might have given people that impression. The truth is, that job opening is for an editor of the News Enterprise, our regional newspaper for Johnsburg and the surrounding area. As far as I know, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. Still, it's nice to think I'd be missed. Speaking of employment opportunities, I can't help but think of what possibilities there are out there for all of our local graduates this year. Sure, most of them will head to college in the fall, but what will they do this summer? Where will they end up when they've finally got their college degrees? With unemployment levels still swelled, many expect it will be harder than ever for our young people to find temporary employment this summer. It’s good to know that there is at least one program available that will assist them; the Summer Youth Employment Program through One WorkSource. Though the May 30 deadline to apply for this program has already passed, I hope that many of our local young adults ages 14-24 have decided to take advantage of it. I have a feel-
ing they'll need all the help they can get. It’s encouraging to see so many graduates looking to expand their horizons by attending college outside this region, and even out of state. After all, there simply won’t be enough careers here for all By Matt Bosley of them when they’re ready to enter the workforce. I've said time and time again how it doesn’t take a detailed statistical analysis to see that there are very few opportunities for young professionals here. Still, with the excellent education they receive at our local schools, I think many of our graduates will have a good shot at making an impact wherever they land a job. Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2009, and here’s to hoping that someday you get to bring your talents back to the place that helped shape you.
Matt Bosley is the editor for the Valley News and Tri-Lakes Today newspapers. He can be reached at 873-6368 x216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Jill, I never knew that I could stack a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon that I clipped from the newspaper. After picking up this tip I learned from you, I am already saving a lot! Here’s my question. One local grocery store I like publishes its store coupons in the weekly flyer. Another store puts them on its Web site, which somehow transfers them to your store card. How does this work? Is it worth trying? Dear Shopper, Many grocery stores offer store coupons that can be electronically loaded to your store’s shopper loyalty card. Here’s how it works. If your store offers electronic coupons, visit the store’s Web site and look for the coupon area. You’ll be prompted to input the number of your shopper loyalty card. If it’s your first time visiting the site, you may also be asked to register for a free account. Once you sign in, a list of current coupons will appear. At some grocery chains, the coupons that appear on your screen are tailored to you, based on your purchase history collected through use of your loyalty card. If you’ve purchased diapers in the past you might receive discounts on other baby items. If you’ve purchased pet food you may see coupons for pet treats and supplies. You also may receive discounts for a brand that competes directly with a product that you purchase regularly. At other grocery chains, all Web site visitors are offered the same selection of electronic coupons. Regardless of how a store determines the assortment of coupons available to you, loading them onto your shopper’s card is quite simple. Typically, the store’s Web site either loads all of the available coupons to your card automatically or it will prompt you to click the specific offers you’d like to add. Once they’re added, you’re ready to shop! You don’t even need to print the page from the Web site; the discounts will register automatically when your card is scanned at the register. Ready for the best part of electronic coupons? Because they’re tied to your shopper’s card they function as store coupons, so you can “stack” manufacturer coupons on top of them for even bigger savings. If you have a $1 electronic coupon for apple juice and add a manufacturer’s 50-cent
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Dear Shopper, I’ve heard this question from other shoppers. I, too, have gone to the store with a fistful of Internet coupons, ready to slash my grocery bill dramatically, only to hear “We don’t take Internet coupons.” This can be frustrating to a shopper who knows that the store has always taken them in the past and, as you said, the store offers the printable coupons on its own Web site. So what’s a shopper to do? The answer can be found in the store’s own coupon policy. Many stores publish their coupon policies online so that shoppers can read them before coming to the store. If your store doesn’t have its policy online e-mail them and ask for a copy or ask for one at the customer service counter when you visit the store. Coupon policies are a shopper’s best friend. They outline almost everything you could ever want to know about coupons. Does the store double coupons? Does it accept Internet coupons? Are there limits on how many coupons a shopper can use? Armed with these answers, you’ll be better prepared to shop at your favorite store. In many cases, you’ll also learn what I suspect is true in your case – that the store does accept Internet coupons (especially if the store offers them on its own site!) It appears that your cashier was simply confused about the store’s policy. © CTW Features Jill Cataldo, a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three, never passes up a good deal. Learn more about couponing at her Web site, www.super-couponing.com. E-mail your own couponing victories and questions to email@example.com.
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St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Pastor Father Philip T. Allen, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass.
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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 3:304:10 p.m. Website: http://ccsespn.-grainofwheat.net Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30-8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.etowngoodshepherd.org 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: FShaw@westelcom.com
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Scott Seymour, Pastor. Sunday Vigil Mass @ 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:15-3:45 p.m. Email: email@example.com Essex Community Church (Methodist) Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. Sunday Worship Services: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School; Methodist Women’s Org. - 3rd Wednesday. Pre-School Playgroup - Thursdays 10 a.m. 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., New priest - Rev. Margaret Shaw.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6:00 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Sunday school 9:45. For further information call Rev. David White at 963-7160. Email: email@example.com
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to stop his construction at this time,” said APA spokesman Keith McKeever, “and he agreed to do so.” “This request was not necessary, as Mr. Lever has been compliant,” said Privitera. “The request has surely been honored.” According to McKeever, Westport has the authority to issue permits for any Class B building projects because the town has an APA-approved local land use program. It also has a significant amount of jurisdiction in enforcing those permits, he said. In this case, however, the town sought assistance from the APA in reviewing the site and making a determination for enforcement. “The town board is of the opinion that the building permit issued by the town has been violated,” said Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell. A resolution passed at the June 9 Westport Town Board meeting said the board supports the APA “proceeding with enforcement action, if necessary, to rectify the violations involved with this project.” Though APA and town officials won’t comment on just what they determine to be in violation on Lever’s property, it’s clear that some people are not pleased with what has occurred there. “It certainly is the poster child on how not to develop a lakeside lot in the Adirondacks,” said Keith Giles, who owns the property just east of Lever’s and has taken exception to his use of the land. Giles, who moved into his newly constructed home in 2006, said he and Lever started out as good neighbors. “The falling out started when he began cutting all the vegetation off his lot,” he said. Lever has blamed development on Giles’ property for the mudslide, but Giles claims the mudslide is a result of Lever’s disturbance of the wooded bank. He provided the planning board with an engineer’s report that supports his claim. “My lot is lower than his,” said Giles. “Drainage does not run uphill.” Giles stressed that he is not opposed to Lever building on the property, but felt the level of development there was out of bounds. “It’s his lot and he can do what he wants with it, but he has to do it in compliance with the law,” said Giles. “If everybody stripped the shoreline like he did, nobody would want to come to Westport.”
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Federated Church South Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. Child care provided. Intercessory prayer. Communion First Sunday each month. Choir practice Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. www.westptchurch.com Westport Bible Church 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Early Worship and Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Break 10:30 a.m.; Second Worship Service 11 a.m.; Olympian Club (Grades 1-6) 5:30 p.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.; Thursday Men’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Teen Club 6 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Fred Provoncha. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. 1:00 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7:00 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: email@example.com
Congregational United Church of Christ 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Jan Jorgensen, church: 518-963-4048, home: (514) 721-8420. firstname.lastname@example.org United Methodist Church Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30-5:00 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Father Scott Seymour, Pastor. Saturday Mass @ 5 p.m. & Sunday Mass @ 10 a.m.
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Lodge From page 1 Placid, Potsdam, and North Creek. Rebecca Kelly and her husband, Craig Brashear, who heads the Appleby Foundation, have also lived seasonally in the area for the past 22 years at their home in Silver Lake. Dozens of local residents joined them at a June 27 reception hosted by American Legion Post 504 as they presented their plan for the new Tahawus Lodge Center. “In our 35 years as practicing artists and through our notfor-profit organization, the Appleby foundation... we have created programs which strengthen communities through the arts,” said Kelly. Kelly said they chose the Tahawus Lodge because of its prominent location in the center of Au Sable Forks and its proximity to I-87, Burlington, Plattsburgh, Lake Placid, and Montreal. Also, the presence of a revitalization committee showed a strong commitment to reviving the community. “We gradually came to think as we established a more permanent presence in this region that the Tahawus Lodge Center could be its anchor,” said Kelly. Plans for the building include restoring the picture-window storefront and renovating the ground floor as a retail space. The second floor would be turned into an open art studio and meeting space and the third floor converted into a dance and wellness center. “We’re thrilled,” said Au Sable Forks Revitalization committee chair Susan Pulitzer, noting how synergistic the Appleby Foundation’s plans for the building are with the committee’s goals for Main Street. “It’s a nice marriage.” In less than a month, $80,000 has already been pledged toward the project, which is being designed by Essex architectural team Premises. Brashear said they expect to fund 40 percent of the project through contributions from businesses and individuals. The rest will come from state grants and assistance. “The Tahawus Lodge Center project is a viable and welcome addition to Au Sable Forks to make it a better place to live and work,” said Barbara Brassard, Essex County Empire Zone Coordinator. “This project not only deserves, but demands total support.” Brassard said since the Tahawus Lodge Center is an approved Community Development Project within Essex County Empire Zone, contributions of $500 or more to the project are eligible for a 25 percent tax credit against state income tax. “The revitalization process doesn’t happen overnight, but in steps,” Brassard added, “and the renovation of the Tahawus Lodge is one of those steps.” Because the project is beginning in 2009, it is also eligible for funds from a $200,000 main street revitalization grant awarded to the town of Jay from New York State. “I have read their project overview, and their overall plan for enhancing an anchor building in Au Sable Forks will have a significant economic impact on our community,” said Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas in a press release. “Their sincere dedication to enhancing new opportunities for our youth is greatly appreciated.”
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Keeseville native furthers Navy aid mission COLON, PANAMA — When most school playgrounds to renovating people leave their ship at this port city medical clinics. on the tiny isthmus that separates the Locally, they are trekking through Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, they are the jungle on foot to help a native Pananormally met by a local greeter, scenic manian tribe build a dam that will altours and a cold tropical drink. For the low them to gather clean drinking wadaughter of a Keeseville couple, the ter. Veterinarians and preventive medscene awaiting her was much more icine physicians are providing "roving" tragic. services around the countries, ensurNavy Lt. j.g. Missie L. Leitl, daughter ing that the needs of the animal popuof Curt and Lynda Burl of Pine St., Keelation are not forgotten. seville, was one of more than 900 servAlthough Leitl's job is to help others, ice members and other medical experts she is in turn receiving valuable trainwho daily met crowds of literally thouing and/or great experiences from parsands of locals awaiting medical care ticipating on this mission. during a four-month humanitarian and "The interaction with the multi-servcivic assistance mission at ports of call ices, multi-national, and non-governthroughout Latin America and the mental organizations has been a great Caribbean called "Continuing Promise experience," said Leitl, who received a 2009." bachelor's degree in nursing in 2006 Leitl is an emergency room nurse from California State University, Fresaboard the Military Sealift Command no. "The ability to change the view of hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, where Navy Lt. J.G. Missie L. Leitl, the daughter how other countries view the United she is not only helping assist those in of a Keeseville couple, is one of more than States military has been interesting." dire need, but also receiving valuable 900 joint military, interagency personnel, Amongst the backdrop of picture partner nations, and non-governmental or- perfect tropical paradises that the avtraining from those experiences. Continuing Promise 2009 is a part- ganizations associated with the United Naerage tourist sees in the various counnership with Latin America and tions, taking part in the four-month human- tries that the ship visited, Leitl and the Caribbean nations who share a common itarian and civic assistance mission, "Concrew encountered a totally different interest in making the Americas stable tinuing Promise 2009," aboard the USNS type of scenery. They saw scores of peoand secure. Through professional and Comfort. ple living in a type of poverty not seen Photo courtesy of Department of Defense / Benjamin military exchanges and exercises, staeven in the worst areas of the United Faske bility, peace, and prosperity are preStates. Indoor plumbing and electriciserved. ty were luxuries. In Panama, thatched huts were the stanDuring the past couple of months, Leitl and her fellow dard for the Embera Tribe, one of seven native tribes of Panashipmates have been bringing smiles to thousands of gratema. ful local nationals throughout the Caribbean and Latin "The thing that has left a lasting impression on me is seeAmerica, by putting in long hours and lots of hard work in ing the transformation of a patient's physical deformity bethe extreme heat, humidity, and rain. fore surgery and after surgery," said Leitl, who has been in "I work in the staff casualty receiving area. We'll respond the military for 17 years. in the event of a mass casualty or disaster situation," said As Leitl and the others journey on to Columbia, Leitl, who is normally assigned to the Navy Hospital Jack- Nicaragua, and El Salvador before the end of this year's missonville, Fla. "My daily duties include preparing patients for sion, they will continue to bring "comfort" to those in need. admission prior to surgery, which includes drawing blood, East Branch hosting ‘The Ten’ July 18 doing an EKG, and making sure that their radiology studies KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts presare complete." ents “The Ten,” an a capella music group, Saturday, July 18, The men and women assigned to the Comfort are providat 4 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Suging medical and dental care both on board and on shore. gested donation is $10 per person, students admitted free. They are also providing engineering assistance at various For more information visit eastbrancharts.com sites in the host nations by doing everything from repairing
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First Essex County Swine Flu case confirmed ELIZABETHTOWN — The global pandemic known as swine flu has reached Essex County. The Essex County Public Health Department reported June 29 that it received notification of its first confirmed case of H1N1 swine flu, a newly discovered virus that has spread to 70 countries worldwide and all 50 states. “This does not come as a surprise,” said Essex County Public Health Director Kathryn Abernethy. “With the number of confirmed H1N1 cases in New York State, we anticipated that it would only be a matter of time before we had our first confirmed case.” Notification came from the Vermont State Department of Health, as the patient had been hospitalized in Vermont. People who have been in close contact with the patient are being advised to go home at the earliest sign of flu symptoms. They will be advised to stay home for at least seven days or until at least 24 hours after they are symptom-free. “Our goal is to minimize the spread of disease in this community,” said Abernethy.
Abernethy said it is likely others have had H1N1 influenza in Essex County as confirmed cases of the virus are prevalent throughout New York State. The symptoms of H1N1 swine flu in people appear to be similar to the symptoms of regular seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting as well, but Abernethy emphasized that these symptoms alone are not the flu. Anyone with flu symptoms are urged to stay at home and contact their health care provider, limiting contact with others to avoid the spread of infection. Abernethy encouraged regular hand washing and avoiding contact with sick people as some of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 2,270 cases of H1N1 swine flu have been confirmed in New York State with a total of 35 deaths resulting. Only Texas, Illinois, and Wisconsin have recorded more cases.
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Wadhams tour blends history, ecology WADHAMS — Join the Wadhams United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Boquet River Association (BRASS) next weekend for a guided historic and ecological walking tour. The Wadhams Then and Now tours on July 11 and 12 will feature historians, musicians, artists, and naturalists applying their expertise to illuminate the vibrant past of this historic hamlet and celebrate the community that flourishes today. The 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. excursions will begin at the UCC’s restored parish hall, a building that dates back to 1830. Guides will bring the period to life through stories, costumes, and 19th century Adirondack folk music. As the tour moves through Wadhams, participants will learn from Church His-
torian Evelyn Brant and Essex Town Historian Shirley LaForest about the architectural styles evidenced over the years of rebuilding and expansion. Subsequent tour stops will include a discussion by Boquet BRASS staff Julie Martin and Emily Stigliani of the natural and social history of the river and current watershed issues, a performance of period music by folksingers Richard Staber and Judith Chasnoff, a talk by Wadhams librarian Liz Rapalee on the early industries clustered around the falls, a tour of the restored 1905 hydroelectric plant, and a guided walk through the Wadhams cemetery featuring the graves of notable town ancestors. The tour will culminate with a sampling of the artisanal brick-oven-baked
breads from the Dogwood Bakery and a display of local wood craftsmanship by Wadhams artist Courtney Fair. After the tasty snack, participants can head home to put their feet up or continue on for a short hike up Coon Mountain. Admission prices are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children 12 and older. Children under 12 are free. Each tour allows for 25 people, so reservations are required. For additional information or to make a reservation, call 963-8642, 963-4710 or e-mail email@example.com. The tours are supported by grant funding from the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks, the New York State Council on the Arts, and a Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial grant from the Natural Heritage Trust.
Kiwanis Club’s annual golf tourney July 8 ELIZABETHTOWN — Advance registrations are being accepted for the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club’s annual golf tournament. The tournament will take place at Cobble Hill Golf Course Wednesday, July 8. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with tournament play beginning at 11 a.m. The fee for this year’s tournament is $75 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch and post-tournament dinner. The tournament, still in its infancy, has become one of the organization’s most
successful fundraisers, according to club president Justin Hooper. “We were pleased with the community’s support last year. Individuals who participated and businesses that took part as sponsors helped make the event a real success,” Hooper said. “The community is being even more generous this year, which is wonderful. There are many new holeand tee-sponsors, although we are still looking for a corporate sponsor to provide support for the event.” The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club serves Elizabethtown, Westport and 43638
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ELIZABETHTOWN — New Extra Helpings Program ha announced their meny which will be delivered Wednesday, July 22. There is no age or income limit. The Extra Helpings Menu for $21 includes 1.5 pounds of chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheddar cheese, one pound sirlin-beef sandwich-steak, 1.5 pounds home style beef patties, fourpound bag of chicken wings, one bunch of celery, and a one-pound bag of baby carrots. Special number one for $10 is a two-pound bag of bay scallops with no glazing and no chemicals added. Special number two for $13 is six pounds of Italian sweet sausage links. The meat box for $32 is three pounds of home style beef patties, three pounds of boneless/skinless chicken breast, 2.5 pounds of boneless center cut pork chops, two pounds of maple breakfast sausage, and three pounds of salisbury steak. For site information, contact Vanessa Cross at 873-3630. Payment is due by Thursday, July 9.
WILLSBORO — The 13th annual Paine Memorial Library Golf Tournament in memory of Ellie Campbell will be held at the Willsboro Golf Club Thursday, July 9, with tee times at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Rain date will be Friday, July 10. The 18 hole, four ball tournament will feature men’s teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (two women and two men). The cost of the tournament is $30 which includes golf, food and lots of prizes to be distributed at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available all day long. For more information, call the Willsboro Golf Club at 963-8989.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Day will be Saturday, July 18 with the theme of the Quadricentennial. Events kick off on Friday, July 17 with a dance at the Cobble Hill Golf Course, complete with live music. On Saturday, there will be a town-wide yard sale open to any and all who wish to participate. The parade will be at 3 p.m. and anyone wishing to participate can contact Debbie Brooks at 8736555 or 873-6645. Afireworks display will be featured around 9 p.m. on the golf course. Please forward all donations to Debbie Brooks, PO Box 344, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Make checks payable to the Town of Elizabethtown. A receipt will be provided upon request.
AHCM hosting opening reception July 8 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack History Center Museum will have an exhibition reception Wednesday, July 8, at 4 p.m. with a slide show and gallery tour by photographer Betsy Tisdale featuring the exhibition, “In and Around Essex.” The slide show highlights photographs not included in the exhibition and focuses on changes that have taken place in Esse throughout the last 30 years. Light refreshments will be served including an array of pies contributed by Essex community members for a taste of hometown Essex. For reservations call 873-6466.
ECPH hosting clinics throughout July ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Public Health Department will host immunization and lead screening clinics at their office, 132 Water St., Monday, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will also have clinics from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 16, 23, and 30. To schedule an appointment call 8733500. ECPH will hold a well child clinic from 3-6 p.m. at their office Thursday, July 16.
East Branch hosting Lecture-in-Song KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts presents Fred Miller’s Lecture-in-Song: Alan Jay Lerner, a muscial and anecdotal overview of the great American songwriter’s life and career Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Suggested donation is $10 per person, students admitted free. For more information visit eastbrancharts.com
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ELIZABETHTOWN — The 2009 Windsor Park summer concert series, sponsored by the Town of Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce will commence on Thursday, July 9 with the Joe Wyant Group. With the exception of the July 17 block dance, all concerts will be held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in Windsor Park. In case of rain, concerts will be held under the Cobble Hill Golf Course pavilion.
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KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Free Library has announced the fourth consecutive Art Exhibition Summer Season with two shows in July and August. The July show, “Visual Quartet,” opens with a reception to meet the arts, Thursday, July 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pieces may be viewed and /or purchased by Thursday, July 30.The August Multi-Artists Exhibition and Sale of 2D and 3D visual arts opens with a reception Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and runs through Friday, Sept. 11 Artist interested in participating in the August or future shows my contact the library by calling 834-9054.
UPPER JAY — Wells Memorial Library is currently accepting donations for their Books, Antiques, Food & Things Sale of the Summer. The event will be held Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are accepting donations during library hours, except for large furniture items, which should be delivered Thursday, July 9. Items currently being accepted are books (except for encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books and textbooks), vintage linens, household and sporting goods, toys and games, and hardware and tools. For more information call the library at 946-2644.
Holiness Camp Meeting July 10-19 WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Interdenominational Holiness Camp Meeting will be held Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 19 with evening services at 7 p.m. and Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The youth camp will be held Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18 for children in grades 6-12. For more information visit www.wihcm.org.
Elizabethtown library seeking donations ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Library is now accepting donated books for its annual summer sale. Books may be left at the library during regualar library hours. Please no textbooks, encyclopedias, or Readers Digest books.
Adirondack Green Festival July 12 KEENE — DIG IT! The Adirondack Green Festival, a new event, was developed by the Essex County Adirondack Garden Club to inform, benefit, and inspire others who are committed to the conservation of our environment and gardening generally. The event will be held at Marcy Airfield, Sunday, July 12. The ECAGC will offer information on the “Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Award,” a scholarship which has benefited local schools, individuals, and nonprofit organizations involved in protecting or studying the natural environment as well as the establishment and maintenance of The Colonial Gardens, and general environmental advocacy work. The Nature Conservancy, represented by members of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, will discuss the concept of Invasive Species (animals, plants, pests, and pathogens), focusing on exotic plants and suggesting alternatives. Tours of the community gardens and Rivermede Farm will be offered.
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LAKE PLACID — I Love BBQ festival, Olympic Skating Oval, Main Street. Visit www.ilbbqf.com. ROUSES POINT — Fourth of July Celebration, Rouses Point Civic Center, 39 Lake St. 297-2064.
ROUSES POINT — Summer Reading Program ages 5-9, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 9:30-10:30 a.m. 2976242. KEENE — Golden Peaks osteo class, Grist Mill Annex building, Grist Mill Lane, 10-11 a.m. 576-9710. KEENE — Golden Peaks basic computer class, Grist Mill Annex building, Grist Mill Lane, 11-11:30 a.m. 576-9710. LAKE PLACID — The Complete History of America abridged, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 4 (Independence Day) SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market, Saranac Lake Riverside Park, 23 River St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Inaugural Samuel de Champlain Cup boat race hosted by Point Au Fer Racing Club, 10 a.m. 2972064. WESTPORT — Fourth of July Parade, 12 p.m. Family activities following in Lee Park. 962-4419 or www.westportny.net. MORRISONVILLE — Square dancing, North Country Squares Building, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairground Lane, 7 p.m. 561-5801.
Sunday, July 5 ROUSES POINT — Chicken barbecue, Rouses Point Volunteer Fire Department, 48 Lake St. 297-6431. ROUSES POINT — Car show sponsored by Rouses Point Volunteer Fire Department, Rouses Point Civic Center, 39 Lake St. 297-6431. PLATTSBURGH — Native American Heritage Festival, Clinton Community College. 136 Clinton Point Drive. 562-4200. UPPER JAY — Caroline Fine Photography Exhibit artist reception, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 NYS Route 9N, 2-4 p.m. Exhibit running July and August. ROUSES POINT — Fourth of July Parade, downtown Rouses Point, 6 p.m. Fireworks display at dusk. 518-297-2064. PLATTSBURGH — “Dixie Delight” band, Naked Turtle, 1 Dock St., 6-9 p.m. PERU — Peru Summer Concert Series with Inisheer, Little AuSable River Park Gazebo, Elm Street, 6 p.m. Free. Bring chairs and blankets. Rain location: Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm St. WESTPORT — Meadowmount School of Music concert, 1424 County Route 10, 7:30 p.m. $7 adults, $4 seniors/students.
Tuesday, July 7 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, Saranac, 1-1:45 p.m.; Cadyville Fire House, 2122 Route 3, Cadyville, 2-2:30 p.m.; Roderick Rock Senior Housing, 2025 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Morrisonville Post Office, 1934 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3:40-4:15 p.m. PAUL SMITHS — 90-minute Interpretive Canoe Paddles on Barnum Pond, Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, 9:30 a.m. Preregister. Call 327-3000. ROUSES POINT — Summer Reading Program Kickoff with “Speedy” Arnold, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 10 a.m. 297-6242. ROUSES POINT — Rouses Point Playgroup, Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 3141191. For children ages 0-6. UPPER JAY — Papermaking workshops with Josh Calhoun, bring an old shirt and make it into paper, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 1 p.m. PERU — Mr. Beau the Clown at Peru Free Library, 3024 Main St., 2:30 p.m. 6438618. SARANAC — Performance by Saranac Hollow Jammers, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 State Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — Reading with a therapy dog, Champlain Memorial Library, 148 Elm St., 6 p.m. 298-8620. WEST CHAZY — Crossing North performance, Dodge Library, 9 Fiske Road, 6:30 p.m. 493-6131.
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LAKE PLACID — The Complete History of America abridged, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., 8 p.m.
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WESTPORT — Meadowmount School of Music concert, 1424 County Route 10, 7:30 p.m. $7 adults, $4 seniors/students. PAUL SMITHS — Adirondack Almanac Lecture Series, Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 9-Sunday, July 12 PLATTSBURGH — Annual FLW Bass Fishing Tournament, Dock Street Landing, 6:30 a.m. Register in advance by calling 563-4431.
Thursday, July 9 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Port Kent Post Office, 31 First St., 1:30-2 p.m.; Keeseville Country Gardens, Hill Street, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Curtains, Curtains, Curtains parking lot, 24 Rectory St., Clintonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Ada Court, Cliff Haven, 4:15-4:45 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Ninth annual Memorial Summer Hoops for Youth, City Gym parking lot, 52 U.S. Oval, 9 a.m. preregister by July 6. 565-4750. PAUL SMITHS — 90-minute Interpretive Canoe Paddles on Barnum Pond, Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, 9:30 a.m. Preregister. Call 327-3000. ROUSES POINT — School age game day, ages 8 and older, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 10-11 a.m. 297-6242. SARANAC LAKE — Children's story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. ESSEX — Organist Laura Ouimette performance, Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Route 22, 11:30 a.m. Free. Donations welcome. PLATTSBURGH — Tweens and Teens Craft Program, Plattsburgh Public Library Auditorium, 19 Oak St., 2-4 p.m. 536-7445 to register. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Visit www.journeyintoreading.org. LEWIS – Free evening accordion, piano, and violin lessons, town hall, 8574 State Route 9. 873-9285. WEST CHAZY — Elementary Story
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Friday, July 10 ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Farmers’ Market, behind Adirondack Center Museum, 7590 Court St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WESTPORT — Westport Library Booksale, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. WESTPORT — Line dancing, Heritage House, Line Dancing, Westport Heritage House, 9-10 a.m. Free. UPPER JAY — Books, Antiques, Food & Things annual sale, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Summer Reading Program Youth Commission, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 10 and older. 297-6242. PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Classic Cruisers Cruise-In Night, Skyway Shopping Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Classic cars on display. DANNEMORA — Dannemora Summer Concert Series featuring The Bootleg Band, Village Gazebo, corner of Cook and Flagg Streets, 6:30 p.m. Bring chair. WHALLONSBURG — Idol contest auditions, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Route 22, 7-10 p.m. $5, free for performers. WESTPORT — Meadowmount School of Music concert, 1424 County Route 10, 7:30 p.m. $7 adults, $4 seniors/students. KEENE VALLEY — Fred miller “Lecture in Song,” Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1971 NYS Route 73, 8 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Jimmy Tingle — adult comedy show, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 8 p.m. $17.
Solution to last week’s puzzle
SATURDAY July 4, 2009
Emerald Ash Borer found in New York
’ve had several people ask me if I knew anything about the purple triangles that resemble box-kites which have been turning up in trees along Adirondack roadsides. I inquired at the DEC and was told the devices are being used to trap and monitor the spread of a rather nasty invasive beetle called the Emerald Ash Borer. Originally discovered in southeastern Michigan in 2002, the beetle has slowly migrated east and was just recently discovered in the southern part of New York State. That’s bad news for the more than 900 million ash trees in the state — a number that makes up about seven percent of all the trees here. As its name implies, the Emerald Ash Borer gnaws its way into the trunk of a tree. Damage is done by the larvae, which feed in tunnels called galleries just below the bark. The serpentine galleries disrupt water Pictured above is damage caused to an ash tree and nutrient transport, causing branches, by the Emerald Ash Borer, a non-native beetle and eventually the entire tree, to die. that has found its way to New York state. ConIn the past seven years, the beetle has servation officials fear the beetle could devesbeen linked to the destruction of more than tate a part of the state’s 900 million ash trees. 70 million ash trees. DEC officials are rightfully concerned at the presence of the beetle in NY, thus the purple triangles hanging in local trees. The primary method of transport is through untreated firewood, which is why the DEC has banned out-of-state firewood and restricted intrastate transport of firewood that has not been kiln dried to 50 miles. Still, that is a tough regulation to police. Attempting to stop hundreds of thousands of campers from tossing a few sticks of firewood into their Pictured above: The Emertrunk before visiting the Adirondacks is a tough order to fill. ald Ash Borer has metallic Nevertheless, conservationists say it is crucial if we’d like green wing covers and a to avoid economic and environmental impacts, the likes of coppery red or purple abwhich have not been seen since the Chestnut Blight or Dutch domen; it is small enough to Elm Disease. fit easily on a penny. “This discovery emphasizes the need to establish a national early detection network around major ports of entry so we can intercept these pests before they become established,” said Troy Weldy, director of Ecological Management for The Nature Conservancy. “It is also important for citizens to understand that these pests are easily transported in firewood. We ask everyone to do their part by only burning wood close to where they buy it." DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis had similar sentiments. “This is yet another wake-up call for all New Yorkers that invasive species pose a grave threat to the health of our natural resources and ecosystems, and ultimately, our economy. Tough but practical measures, such as quarantines, firewood regulations, public education and other regulatory actions will continue to be needed if we are to limit the damage from EAB and other invasives.”
What to look for Adult beetles leave distinctive D-shaped exit holes in the outer bark of the branches and the trunk. Other signs of infection include tree canopy dieback, yellowing, extensive sprouting from the roots and trunk (called "epicormic shoots") and browning of leaves. Infested trees may also exhibit woodpecker damage from larvae extraction. Report suspected damage to the state by calling 1-866-640-0652. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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’ve long been a proponent of our North Country way of life. It remains a slice of small town America at its best. We live in a familiar place where we know our neighbors. It’s a good feeling to walk down Main Street and say “hello” to the people you meet on a first name basis. And if you don’t know their first name, you probably still know their parents. It’s a staple of our existence, we look after each other. We eagerly lend a hand when needed. And it goes without saying, that for such simple favors, nothing is asked nor expected beyond a hardy thank you or a kind pat on the back. The notion of accepting a monetary reward for shoveling a neighbor’s car out from under a snowdrift is unheard of. I guess this is due to the understanding that someday the favor will be returned, whether with a tow out of the mud or a jump-start on a cold winter’s morn. We remember, what goes around comes around. Good deeds or bad deeds, they always return to the owner. In that same vein of reasoning, many local folks still leave their house doors unlocked and their keys in the car. Often an empty car is found running in front of a local post office or a purse is left behind at the grocery store counter. In most cases, nothing terrible happens. Someone will turn the car off or call about the misplaced purse. As a group, we don’t live in fear of such things as identity theft; why would we? Up here, everybody knows each other and we like it that way. Maybe it’s because we’re a sentimental lot and we want to hold onto the innocence of that old familiar, small town charm. It used to be that way; but times are changing. Sadly, we’re going to have to change too. There was a time, not too long ago, that you could leave anything in the woods short of a bottle of whiskey; and nobody would bother with it. Woodland travelers, it has always seemed, operate on a different standard. We respect each other and the sacredness of our surroundings. This isn’t a cityscape where everyone views the other with a jaded eye or a second glance. I’ve never given a second thought to setting up a camp and leaving it unattended all day. Nor have I ever considered hiding gear while I took a quick shuttle up the road to retrieve a vehicle after a long river float. Maybe, I’m just too trusting. I know of many that used to be that way as well. But, in the past few years, I’ve heard my share of stories. Canoes stolen, oars missing, rods ripped off and even motors and batteries taken from boathouses. Cars have been pilfered at trailheads and gas tanks siphoned. Hikers have returned from a day’s journey to vacant campsites, where their $500 tents used to stand. Backpacks and even snowshoes missing after taking one last quick ski around the loop. In reality, we really don’t know all of our neighbors anymore and despite what we’d like to believe, Andy of Mayberry was just television fiction and Aunt Bee doesn’t really bake pies. In fact, that creepy looking guy, who you thought only hung out at the mall, may actually be the guy that’s tromping down the trail in front of you. Cars idling in the parking lot and purses left at the store, no more! That special innocence has been violated, more than once. Although it’s been a few years since a thief grabbed packbaskets, PFD’s and paddles out of our canoe while we shuttled vehicles, a more recent incident robbed my faith in fellow outdoor travelers. Last weekend, as I returned from a day of bass fishing on the St. Regis Lakes, I carefully placed a black and teal colored, Mountainsmith pack on the dock at the public landing since it had my most valuable belongings. I left the other gear in the boat. After the confusion of replacing a number of blown fuses in the truck, I hitched up the trailer and drove away. In the hustle, I didn’t realize that I’d left the pack behind. It contained a Sony Cybershot digital camera (with a Vivatar lens cap), a 20 year collection of fly and spin tackle, a
spruce colored, EMS GorTex jacket, a cell phone and my sportsman’s wallet. I was almost to town when I remembered. After dropping the boat and trailer at a friend’s house, I immediately returned to the landing. Although I was only gone for about 20 minutes, the pack and all my valuables was gone for at least 19. Over the years, I’ve found numerous items at the St. Regis landing ranging from Skilsaws to chainsaws, lunch buckets to tackle boxes. Commonly, such items are left by construction crews, or on the rare occasion, by an absent-minded angler. They were always returned. There is a certain degree of satisfaction that comes with returning a lost item. Usually, all it takes is a note posted on the dock’s bulletin board or at the local post office. Notice can also be given to the lake stewards, who greet boaters upon arrival at the boat landing. Even the local newspapers offer free ads for lost and found items as a public service. It’s always nice to see an individual’s appreciation upon retrieving their lost items. The reward is a genuine good feeling for doing the right thing. It’s a wonder they are so happy when another human being is simply being honest. With hopes that an honest individual picked up the pack, I sent a text message to my cell phone. The message read, “Reward offered for the return of this phone and the pack that it was in.” I knew that the phone was still turned on. My wallet, with identification and phone number was also in the pack. I waited, but no one called. The next day, I reported the theft to the State Police. When the Trooper finished the interview, he asked, “If we find the person responsible, do you want them prosecuted? That is our job.” “You know,” I began, “ I’d just like to get my gear back, but it’s been almost 48 hours. If it were an honest individual, I’d have my pack back by now. I’d like you to do your job.” Two days later, my wallet was found along the side of Route 3, near the intersection of Alderbrook Park Road. The contents were scattered as if it had been thrown out the window of a moving vehicle. My cell phone is probably somewhere along the same stretch of highway. I hope that some honest parent, guardian or disgusted spouse reads this story and recognizes the new Sony camera with a Vivatar lens cap or the spruce colored, EMS GorTex rain jacket that some slug just brought home in a nice, Mountainsmith pack. The reward still stands and my email address is listed below. However, from now on the packs will stay on my back and a paddle in my hand. A bottle of whiskey may now be considered safe, but a camp no longer is. It’s a sad day when the Adirondack woods and waters are no longer considered the habitat of honest men. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF McKenna Properties, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/01/2009. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 60 Yacht Club Rd., Springfield, IL 62712. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-6/20-7/25/09-6TC34292 --------------------------------
FIELD JUMPS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/9/09. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 9 Cobble Hill Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-7/4-8/8/09-6TC34331 -------------------------------PIERCE AND SAYWARD, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/17/09. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3609A Essex Road, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-7/4-8/8/09-6TC34334 -------------------------------ROOSTERCOMB ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/10/2009. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 489, Keene Valley, NY 12943. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-7/4-8/8/09-6TC34349 -------------------------------AS OF June 18, 2009, I, Thomas Doyle residing at 158 Hill Hale Lane, Lewis, New York will no longer be responsible for any bills belonging to Erika L. Doyle or any debt she may incur on her own from this day forward. Thomas E. Doyle Dated: June 18, 2009 VN-6/27-7/4/09-2TC-34328 ----------------------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX IS SOLICITING BIDS for an experienced and creative contractor experienced in both renovation situations and commercial wiring to carry out the following installations: Installation of overhead 400 amp 120/240 volt 3 wire service entrance. Service entrance to consist of line side service conductors in conduit riser with approved weatherhead, point of attachment and utility approved 320 amp continuous use ringless meter box. Installation of (2) sets of load side service entrance conductors, one for existing 200 amp panel and one for new 200 amp, main breaker, 40 circuit service panel. Installation of double electrode grounding system. Load side service conductors to be installed in conduit. Installation of 100 amp subfeed feeders from new 200 amp service entrance panel to existing 100 amp subpanel in stage area. Feeder conductors to be run in metal conduit or type MC cable. Installation of the following circuitry from the 100 amp subpanel in the stage area: 4 double duplex15 amp outlets at the four corners of the stage, each on a separate circuit; 2 double duplex 15 amp outlets in
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SATURDAY July 4, 2009 the balcony control area; and 8 individual duplex 20 amp outlets on the side ceilings at indicated positions, each on a separate circuit. Circuitry to be run in type MC cable or surface mounted metal conduit. The installations must begin immediately and be completed by July 31. Please provide suitable references. All work to meet or exceed National Electric Codes and be inspected by a New York State approved inspection agency. Final payment will be made only after the work is inspected and approved by an inspector approved by the Town. Specifications and a sketch map of the installations may be obtained and site visits arranged by calling or visiting the Town Hall between 8:30 and 3:30 Monday thru Friday. The phone number is 963 4287 and the address is PO Box 355, Essex NY 12936. The bids are due and will be opened July 15 at 3:00 PM. The bid will be awarded the next day at 7PM. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk VN-7/4/09-1TC-34348 ----------------------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX WILL HOLD A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING on July 16, 2009 at 7PM at the Town Hall for the purpose of awarding the electrical bids for the Grange Hall and any other business to come before the Board. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk VN-7/4/09-1TC-34352 ----------------------------------------PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION OF POSSIBLE IMPACT TO AN IMPORTANT LAND RESOURCE The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development is considering a final application for financial assistance from the Town of Essex for their Sewer District No. 1 Sewer Treatment and Collection System Project. The proposed project improvements include the construction of a wastewater collection and treatment system to be placed in existing neighborhoods within the hamlet of Essex encompassing areas of the designated Historical District and containing approximately 130 residential users. A sewage treatment plant will be constructed outside of the hamlet approximately 1000 feet west of Main Street along NYS Route 22 on lands designated for Resources Management by the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. In addition, included grind pumpers, two cluster pump stations and one main pump station will be needed. The majority of the proposed work will be located utilizing the existing road rights-ofway easement limits. Two APA property subdivisions are needed, one for the main pump station to be located in the Ferry parking lot and another two lot subdivision for the wastewater treatment plant encompassing 1.9 acres with access from NYS Route 22. Wastewater will be pumped to the treatment plant and discharged into Library Brook, adjacent to Lake Champlain following treatment and disinfection. The proposed project will alleviate the problems residents are experiencing with existing on-site sewage treatment systems that are in various modes of failure or are inappropriate for the site and soil conditions found in the Hamlet.If implemented, the proposed action may impact areas of floodplains. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this possible result and to request comments concerning (1) the impacts of the proposed location on floodplains (2) alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and (3) methods that could be used to reduce these impacts. The proposed action is available for review at the following USDARural Development office located at 2530 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 128349627.Any person interested in commenting on the proposed action may do so by sending such comments within 30 days following the date of this publication to the Town of Essex, 2313 Main Street, P.O. Box 355, Essex, NY 12936. A general location map of the proposed action is available at the local servicing office. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk PO Box 45, Essex, NY 12936 VN-7/4,7/11/09-2TC-34353
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20 - VALLEY NEWS
SATURDAY July 4, 2009
Lewis Civil War Days Reenactment Schedule July 10th, 11th & 12th Hosted By 118th New York Regiment 55th Virginia COD Participants: 118th N.Y. Reg., 55th Va. COD, 2nd Michigan, 61st Georgia, 55th Virginia Artillery, Vermont Medical Coalition, Brent Vosburg - Civil War Historian & Others
Friday, July 10, 2009 4PM - Camps Setup - Not open to the public at this time. Mt. Fay Fish and Game Club Grounds, Stowersville Road, Lewis, New York Reenactment Registration 8-10PM - Block Dance at Fish & Game Music by Gary Finney & the North Country Boys No Admission Fee
Saturday, July 11, 2009 7AM 7-10AM 9AM 10AM 11AM 11AM-2PM 1PM 1:30PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5-8PM 8PM 10PM
Camps open to the public - No admission Fee Pancake Breakfast - Sponsored by American Legion - Cost $5.00 Officers’ Call Artillery Demonstration Lectures/Presentations - Local history of the Underground Railroad Food will be available hosted by Fish & Game Club Members Infantry Demonstration “A Call to Arms” Recruitment Campaign Youth Drilling Reenactment Battle Scenario - Court Martial Spaghetti dinner benefit Lewis Civil War Day Committee - Cost $7.00 Camp Scenarios Camps Closed To Public
Sunday, July 12, 2009 7AM Camps Open 7-8:30AM Breakfast - Benefit Lewis Congregational Church’s Bicentennial Fund 9:30AM Church Service - Conducted by Rev. Fred Shaw Open to all at the Fish & Game Club 11AM Presentation by Brent Vosburg - Lincoln/Davis a Contrast of Kentuckians at First Congregational Church Followed by Cemetery Tour 11AM-1PM Lunch, Concessions by Fish & Game Club Members 12Noon 50/50 Drawing 1PM Reenactment Battle 3PM Camps Breakdown - Cleanup