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Garcia and Sprague spar in DA debate Garcia: G.O.P is a ‘train wreck’ By Jonathan Alexander and Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Incumbent Essex County District Attorney Julie Garcia and challenger Kristy Sprague faced off in a debate at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Aug. 27, exchanging barbs for more than an hour on subjects such as conviction records and fiscal responsibility. Sprague, who has 11 years of experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Clinton County, won a coin toss and was the first to field a question chosen by moderators from public submissions.

Woman admits to stealing thousands from AMC By Chris Morris


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Film to be cast, New flagpole to honor Doug Knight shot in Willsboro

munity, Knight’s friends raised the money in just three weeks. Knight was a well-known musician; part of the local bluegrass CLINTONVILLE — A trio Three Doug Knight for more Keeseville man who than 25 years. He was also a brought joy to the lives of beloved bus driver for the many will be rememAuSable Valley Central bered once again in School District. In both cadeath. pacities, he is known for Douglas O. Knight bringing a smile to the face passed away Aug. 9 of others. after a long battle “He was really one of a with ALS, also kind,” said George known as Lou “Speedy” Arnold III, a felGehrig’s Disease. low bus driver and bandWeeks later, his mate who helped organize friends and family the flagpole raising. are organizing a “There weren't many peonew way to embody ple in the town that knew the mark he left on him and didn't love him.” the community. Knight’s impression on A special ceremothe community could be ny is planned for easily seen Aug. 13 as Sept. 11 when, in more than 600 people atKnight’s honor, a tended his memorial servhandcrafted, 32ice at Harmony Golf Club foot northern red in Port Kent. Many of his oak flagpole will be close friends called to erected in front of mind his creativity, confiKnight the AuSable Valley dence, and overall zest for Central School adlife. ministration building. In his spare time, Knight enjoyed the outdoors, The flagpole, crafted by Adirondack Flagpoles, taking many opportunities to go hiking, skiing, or cost more than $3,000, but with donations from

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By Matt Bosley WILLSBORO — The next cinematic project of an ambitious young writer and director could put one local lakeside hamlet on a national stage. Paul Bonfante, a filmmaker based in New York City, is planning to use Willsboro as the Paul Bonfante plans backdrop for his to cast and shoot his short film entitled first professional short film, “Fish Lad“Fish Ladder.” “My plan is to der,” in Willsboro. get the whole town involved,” Bonfante said. “I’d like to have the support of the town and have it be a community prospect.” Bonfante said he chose Willsboro because he already has a good feel for the town, and sees it as the perfect setting for “Fish Ladder.” “My family has been coming up to Willsboro since I was a little kid,” the Buffalo native said, noting that his parents now live

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SARANAC LAKE — A Jay woman pleaded guilty last week to stealing up to $135,000 from a TriLakes hospital where she was formerly employed. Julie M. Santamaria, age 35, was in Franklin County Court last week, where she entered a guilty plea on charges that she stole thousands of dollars from an expense account at a physicians’ office where she performed clerical work. According to Adirondack Medical Center spokesman Joe Riccio, Santamaria worked for a medical affairs office at AMC and was terminated from her position last year. The money that was stolen came from an expense account that was used for training and continuing medical education. Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne says Santamaria stole up to $135,000 over an 11-year period, between October 1997 and September 2008. She used the money for personal expenses, Champagne said. “This was going on for quite a while,” he said. A number of area resident sent letters to Champagne, either calling for stiff penalties against Santa Maria or testifying to her good character. “The letters represented both extremes,” Champagne said. “Some said she should be sent to state prison, others asked for leniency and said she committed the crime for various reasons.” Plattsburgh attorney Bill Meconi represented Santamaria throughout the proceedings. AMC spokesman Joe Riccio says the hospital “cooperated completely and fully” with the investigation. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

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Be on the lookout for bogus Web sites ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County officials are asking vehicle owners to be on the lookout for a new online scam. Joe Provoncha, who serves as Essex County Clerk, the office that oversees the county’s Department of Motor Vehicles, said a number of motorists in other counties have already been duped by bogus Web sites. and other similar sites claim to offer car owners the ability to renew their vehicle’s New York registration online, avoiding a trip to the DMV where they would likely wait in line. The site appears legitimate, asking users about their county of residence and vehicle weight on a “registration form.” It adds a $10 “processing fee” and $25 for shipping and handling, then asks users for their credit card number. The site claims to mail the regis-

tration via first class mail within 10 business days, but according to Provoncha, the deliveries are never made. “It’s the new and improved scam,” he said of the site, noting reports from the Rochester area told of hundreds being victimized. “If you’re paying for something and not getting anything in return, that’s a fraud.” The site can be particularly dangerous because it appears as one of the top search results for “NY registration” on most search engines. Different versions of the site can be found at and Provoncha said online registration is available through the official state DMV Web site, found at He noted that registration renewal by mail has a two-day turnaround, and unlike online registration, benefits the county DMV. Though this is the first DMV scam he’s dealt with, Provoncha

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Future of N.Y. road repairs looks bleak By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — The funds available for maintaining good roads and bridges throughout New York State are not enough to keep pace with needed repairs, officials from the state Department of Transportation told Essex County supervisors Aug. 31. NYSDOT Region 1 Director Mary Ivey and regional planning and program manager Robert Hansen gave a presentation to supervisors at their Ways and Means committee meeting, outlining the dire situation facing New York roadways through the next five years. According to Hansen, keeping bridges in good condition has been a major priority in Region 1, which stretches from Essex County southward to Greene and Columbia counties. Over a quarter of bridges in the region are falling into poor condition, however, and will require extensive repairs by 2013. Pavement, too, is an issue he said, noting that an estimated $103 million will be required just to fund planned resurfacing on state highways in Region 1. “It’s not just in New York,” Hansen said. “The whole country needs to have a serious discussion about what its going to do with its transportation infrastructure.” Hansen referred to reports from state Comptroller

Thomas DiNapoli that estimate an $80 billion shortfall for transportation projects over the next 20 years. “Local governments need to have a long-term plan,” he said. Afterward, Hansen fielded questions from supervisors, many of whom expressed concerns for projects in their own backyard. Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow was among many who called for the county to be transferred to Region 7, which stretches from Jefferson to Clinton County. He suggested that competition with other projects in the Capital Region caused some road projects in Essex County to be ignored. “If we could get out of Region 1 and get into Region 7, I think we’d be better off,” he said. Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas agreed, noting a project that recently commenced in the neighboring town of Black Brook, in Clinton County, had been promised by the previous Region 1 director to include the Jay side of AuSable Forks. “It seems like we get the short end of the stick because of where we’re located,” Douglas said. Hansen said that while Region 1 has an annual budget of over $98,000, Region 7 only has $34,000 because it includes far less bridges. Still, a majority of supervisors agreed with Morrow. Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee complained of the

need for a culvert replacement that arose from installing a new water system in the town. He said while the state was willing to provide a culvert, they would not provide the labor to install it. Hansen expressed sympathy, noting similar situations regarding other culvert replacements. “We’re not ignorant to what’s out there,” said Hansen. “We’re just frustrated at how to deal with it with such a limited budget.” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi told of a bridge on Adirondack Loj Road which will likely be taken over by the county because it’s cost prohibitive for the town to replace. He said the previous regional director had promised to replace the bridge, which is likely to be closed if not replaced soon. Hansen said in order for the road to be handled by the state, it would have to be made “institutional” by making some of the land it accesses state-owned. Schroon Lake Supervisor Cathy Moses said too much state money was being spent on sign replacement instead of road repairs. Hansen said replacing the signs was done to comply with a federal mandate. Randy Preston, supervisor of Wilmington agreed, telling of how a sign directing motorists to Haselton was misspelled when replaced last year. Also, he said, Haselton has not existed as a community for more


than 75 years. Other supervisors stressed the importance of major repair projects, such as repavement of Route 22 near Willsboro and revitalization of the Crown Point bridge to Vermont. Essex Supervisor Ron Jackson noted the bridge is not only a major corridor for commerce, but a muchneeded route for emergency vehicles. “If that bridge has to be closed for any length of time, you’re talking life or death, without question,” he said.


Regional Workforce Investment Board meeting PLATTSBURGH — The Regional Workforce Investment Board will meet in conjunction with the North Country Workforce Partnership Friday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute. The board will hear presentations by John Jablonski, president of Clinton Community College and Kevin O’Neill, professor of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. For agenda information, call 561-4295, ext. 3071. The meeting is open to the public.

Shakespeare on tap at Ballard Park WESTPORT — This year's Westport Shakespeare-in-thePark Festival concludes with William Shakespeare's Henry V, directed by Rebecca Lincoln, in Ballard Park, Westport, on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. Young Prince Hal, whom audiences got to know as a roguish tearaway in Henry IV Parts I and II, has grown up and now must lead the English army into battle against the French. This martial epic contains some of the Bard's most stirring rhetoric, including Henry's famous speech to his men at Agincourt, the turning point of the war. Free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy superb theater in a beautiful outdoor setting. 962-4892.







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he North Country SPCA wants to thank all the families and pet owners who joined us to celebrate Dog Days of August held Aug. 16 at Marcy Field in Keene Valley. We also want to thank the Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative who generously sponsored the event, and the Noonmark Diner, Cedar Run Bakery, the Ausable Club and the Valley Grocery who donated food for a free kids' lunch. Entertainment providers were Phil Mero, who twisted and tied many balloons to make all shapes and sizes for children and adults; Debbie Timon and family, who painted faces and decorative tattoos on many happy children; and The Lonesome Travelers, Mitch and Vi Terry, a wonderful singing and guitar playing duo. Sid Ward Jr. generously contributed proceeds from the sale of his many beautiful wooden cutting boards. Our shelter animals received lots of attention from the crowd and we're happy to report that a number of cats and kittens found their new homes at the Pet Fair. We thank you all for your participation and generosity. The main event was the Pet Parade with prizes for winners (doggies and owners) in six categories, and the finale was a wonderful Blessing of the Animals given by the Reverend Milton Dudley from the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Most of the very special prizes were donated by The Birch Store in Keene Valley. For the second year, the event drew a large crowd, giving everyone a chance both to support the shelter and to enjoy the


Mallory Timon shows off her painted face at the NCSPCA Pet Fair held at Marcy Field in Keene Valley Aug. 16. Photo by Margaret Miller

wonderful Keene Valley Farmers' Market. The NCSPCA wants to thank all of our old and new friends who support our mission to find loving homes for dogs and cats at our shelter. Look for us again, rain or shine, in August next year.

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eady or not the weather has swiftly put us into a fall mood, like a switch the one week of real heat quickly turned into much cooler temperatures. Hard to believe that school starts this next week, some of the sports programs have already started. I am not sure the children are ready to return, but the parents seem to be very ready. This has been a busy summer for special celebrations, especially the 400 year celebration of the discovery of Lake Champlain. Locally, the Quad committee is offering a final closing event, “A Heritage Treasure Tour ’ on the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13. We have a community with a great deal of history to be proud of and we are hopeful that families will take advantage of visiting our special sites before we close them up for the winter. It is felt that many in our community have not taken advantage of visiting our key heritage places, so plans are to make this special weekend available. Our community is joining in with the New York State making this weekend celebration a state-wide event. Look for a more

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detailed article elsewhere in this paper. The Willsboro United Methodist Church has truly made the news waves on their “Bats in the Belfry.” Families in the community have heard from friends and relatives that the story has appeared in print and on T.V. clear across the United States. Who would have guessed it would have made such a big coverage? The bats do live in the attic and are very, very seldom seen any where else in the church. Great pride in one of our former Willsboro members is to receive an outstanding award. Richard Hathaway, son of Florence & Donald Hathaway, received word that he had received the CLD Teacher of the Year Award for 2009. This award comes from the Learning Disabilities Chapters of both North & South Carolina. The award will be presented at the Conference in Dallas, Texas in October. It is always great to see one of our families honored. Happy Birthday: Vicki Dickerson 8/31, Darren Darrah 9/9, Nicole Belzile 9/9, Marion Clark 9/11, Roy Sayward 9/11, Sam Marcotte 9/14.

t's hard to believe but school has started again, and the unusually talented and accomplished members of WCS Class of 2010 have taken their place as this year's seniors. These are students whose leadership skills are already tested and proven, and whose imaginations have already sought out uncharted waters. We wish them the best of luck throughout their final year as WCS students, with the same hope for everyone at our outstanding school, teachers and students alike. ACAP is happy to announce that the After School Program will continue for K-6 students at WCS, with a new low fee scale owing to an improved funding situation. The fee scale is $75 a month for one child, $37.50 for a second child, and $18.75 for a third child. This new fee scale reflects the hope that the program will be more affordable for big families than before. Even so, assistance is still available for families that could use the program but would have trouble paying the full fee. ACAP wants the program to be available and accessible to all who need it. For information and applications, call ACAP at 8733207. Applications are also available at the school. The program starts September 9, and will run each school day from dismissal to 6 p.m.. Hopefully, you'll find me there, helping with homework or playing tag in the playground.

Meantime, come see our last Shakespeare-in-the-Park production, Henry V, presented by American Studio Theater in Ballard Park on Sunday, September 6, at 3 p.m.. It's the rousing tale of a young prince, the roguish Hal of earlier plays, who comes of age in leading the English to war against the French. This production is directed by Rebecca Lincoln, who you may remember as Kate in last year's Taming of the Shrew, and stars Daniel Billet as Henry V. It's free to the public. This is the eighth (and possibly last) year that this group has returned to give a single performance in Ballard Park on Labor Day weekend. Their tie to Westport is Carrie Treadwell, who's a founding member of the company (and who opens in “Almost, Maine” at the Depot Theater on September 11). They're old friends, many of whom studied acting together at CarnegieMellon and Moscow Art Theatre, and who now live and work either in NYC or LA. This is their annual chance to reunite. They learn their lines on their own for each year's show, then come to Westport a few days early and put the show together. For my money it's among the most lively and inventive Shakespeare you'll see anywhere. Bring a chair or blanket, and buy a raffle ticket for the gorgeous Paul Rossi painting that helps pay for the whole thing. I'll be drawing the winner at intermission.

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ast week I avidly motored, in the avidly manner, to a Shaker reunion for avid Shaker descendents at Hancock Shaker Village. Stopped at Old Chatham Shaker site but it was closed. Shirley insisted that she saw someone changing the sign after we left. The same thing happened in New Lebanon until we got to Hancock Shaker Village. We certainly had a great time talking about the “Old Days” of Mother Ann. Say, are you tired of those skinny legged, knock-kneed models? I was, so I signed up for the Get Bulges 4800-calorie diet and gained 87 pounds in just 6 weeks. Before I got the extra weight people snickered behind my skinny back and kicked sand in my face. Now I have gone from a size 6 and a 24” waist to a size 18 and 54 waist. I have more energy and am in the best shape of my life. Golic and Marino look like wimps next to my bulging thighs, flabby stomach, pendulous chest hangings and hot dog fingers. Speaking of models’ legs, Carol Williams will be at the Essex Methodist Church this Friday at 7:30 p.m. playing the Warren Cross Organ. Maybe she’ll play “Flat Foot Floozy with a Floy Floy.”

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s the story goes, a young girl named Hattie stood sobbing outside the doors of a Philadelphia church school more than a century ago, having been turned away due to a lack of space. Upon noticing the child, the church’s pastor approached and asked what the problem was. “They cannot let me into Sunday School,” Hattie said. “There is no room.” “I will take you in,” the kind pastor said and ushered her into the school, telling her that someday the church will be large enough “for all that should come.” Unfortunately, just a few short weeks later, the young girl contracted diphtheria and died. At the funeral, Hattie’s father approached the pastor and told him his daughter had begun saving for a buildingfund, running errands for pennies she saved in a little bank. “She would want you to have this,” he said, and with an outstretched hand gave 57 cents to the pastor. The pastor later approached his deacons with the 57 cents. While the group had no short term plan of a new building, the story inspired them and the 57 cents became the first gift toward a fundraising campaign for a new, larger church. When a suitable building parcel was identified, the pastor approached the owner with the little girl’s story. “I talked the matter over with the owner of the property, and told him of the beginning of the fund, and the story of the little girl,” the pastor said. While the man was not of

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Why the Essex County Republican Committee did not endorse the Incumbent Essex County District Attorney, and chose to endorse the Chief Assistant District Attorney of Clinton County, Kristy Sprague! The vast majority of the committee felt if they had been able to interview Ms. Sprague in March of 2005 she would have been the endorsed candidate. Kristy Sprague was having a baby at the time and could not attend, so had to join the three way race after the endorsement process . 2. Many good Republican’s that previously endorsed the present DA have waited over the past three years for her appearance in the county courtroom to prosecute at trial, there has been very little. The absence of a proven prosecutor has given Essex County one of the lowest conviction and highest dismissal rates in our history. Ms Sprague has 11 years of actual courtroom prosecution with a solid record to give credence to her oath of office. 3. During the current DA’s term, there have been 13 confirmed dismissals for defective Grand Jury presentments, and out of the six felony jury trials commenced; only one resulted in a full conviction of the charges presented to the jury. That case, People v. Steven Baker, was reversed on appeal for a mistake the prosecutors made. This was the only case where the incumbent DA made more than a cameo appearance. Three sexual offenders walked free with either acquittals or misdemeanor convictions when they could have - and should have - faced life sentences for their acts. Kristy Sprague has a 100% conviction rate over the last 3 years of prosecuting cases very similar to these, not to mention the very recently publicized child abuse case. 4. Kristy Sprague informed the committee she was a good Republican and would not primary if she was not the endorsed candidate. Her opponent, not only will Primary the endorsed candidate but dropped her Republican values in order to gain the Democrat line. 5. Kristy Sprague has been endorsed by the New York State Police Troop B PBA. She is known to work effectively and professionally with Judges, JP’s, defense attorneys and Probation officers instead of fighting against them. Talk to your local JP’s and find out how they think the present DA has done. The current DA has chosen to alienate many Judges, JP’s, state troopers and even our own Sheriff. 6. There has been continued mismanagement and waste of taxpayers’ dollars with the current DA. One example of this is the present DA had her ADA seat a jury disrupting the lives of dozens of people (including some committeemen) - for up to three days. She finally looked at the evidence to see if she had a real case and did not. The judge had to dismiss the jury at the prosecution’s request. The current DA office has the largest attorney staff ever, with no real increase in caseload. 7. Perhaps the best comparison between our present DA and Ms. Sprague is the recent incident where the DA and her attorney sent a convicted sexual offender to Ms. Sprague’s home – with her children present – to serve court paperwork. Ms. Sprague prosecuted this man just a few months prior as a sex offender and convicted him. This man now knows exactly where Ms. Sprague lives with her young children. Think about that for awhile . 1.



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SATURDAY September 5, 2009

Alcohol sensing device another safety tool


national campaign aimed at DWI offenders is gaining momentum. Some states, eleven in total, have already enacted laws that require DWI offenders to have an alcohol ignition interlock installed as a condition of their sentence. The alcohol sensing device is attached to a car’s ignition system and keeps the car from starting if the operator is drinking. While the device has been around since the 1970’s, today’s device is a much more sophisticated version. The design now includes driver identification so that a non drinking driver could not take the test for the drinking driver. For years, New Mexico lead the nation with the highest fatality rates for alcohol related crashes. Then the law in New Mexico changed and every driver convicted of drunk driving was required to have an alcohol ignition interlock installed on their car. In the years between 2004 and 2008, the rate dropped by 35% and their national rank fell to 25th. Massachusetts requires DWI offenders that have had a second offense to have the device installed. This fall, congress will debate a law that would mandate that all first time DWI offenders have the device installed. If the law is passed, states that do not adopt the law could lose federal highway money. Currently, 47 states and the District of Columbia have interlock ignition laws for at least some offenders. Only Vermont, Alabama and South Dakota have no such laws. It is believed that there are about 150,000 in use right now and if the law mandating their use is passed, there would be about one million devices in use. Toyota is developing a “fail-safe” system that detects alcohol use by the operator and automatically shuts the car off. Nissan is also developing an alcohol detecting system that will keep drunk drivers from behind the wheel. To date, no American car companies, GM, Ford or Chrysler, have decided to include the device on any American car.

There is strong debate about the use of these devices and not surprisingly, restaurant lobbyists and related industries are very interested. What is at stake? One person dies every half hour in America due to drunk driving. Annually, about 16,000 are killed in crashes where alcohol was a factor or about almost half By Scot Hurlburt of all traffic fatalities. Every other minute, a person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash in America. While I cannot debate the merits of using this device, it appears that it could be another tool that could add to the current arsenal of tools to reduce drunk driving. In Nassau County, New York, the DWI Coordinator has instituted a novel approach in reminding drinkers not to drive. They are installing devices in men’s urinals that when activated say, “hey you, is it really worth the hassle? Don’t drink and drive; call a friend or call a cab.” Anything that reminds drinkers not to drive is a good thing. There probably is not one magical action or preventive measure. The many efforts now being made by the law enforcement side, along with those agencies engaged in providing preventive education around drinking and driving need to be maintained. As young people become more and more technologically inclined, it is only a matter of time before a technological or mechanical device will be added to the drinking and driving effort. Remember, all kids count.

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Business owners inspiring To the editor: As the town of Moriah Supervisor I would like to thank Bob and Carol Corbo for 35 years of service to our community. You were not only the “local pharmacy” for many of our residents, you were also our friends! Your commitment to hometown service was unmatched, and even though I am sure that many times with the economic conditions and the many changes in the pharmaceutical business made times difficult, you chose to continue to provide us with your friendly service. Your loyalty to your home town when choosing to open a business here 35 years ago convinced many of us that have lived here for generations that if this young professional couple chose to stay here, then maybe we should also. When the mines closed in 1971, many businesses within our community closed their doors. Hometown Pharmacy was the exception, you decided to open a business even though our town was facing some of the most difficult times that we had ever experienced. You have both been an inspiration for many through the years, and we as a community are thankful. My dad always insisted that he go to Hometown Pharmacy for his prescriptions, because he looked forward to his visit with Bob, Carol and Barb! I am sure that most of your customers through the years felt the same. On behalf of our entire community, we wish you the very best for your well-deserved retirement years! Once again, thank you for being more than our local pharmacy, but for also being our friends! Thomas R. Scozzafava Moriah Supervisor

Sprague delivers justice well To the editor: My letter today serves to lend my endorsement to the election of Ms. Kristy Sprague for Essex County District Attorney. My source of reference stems from observing her service in Clinton County as assistant District Attorney, and from my own testimonies in court on behalf of abused children. The majority of my clients live in Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties. As a physician providing healthcare to children, and as a citizen of the North Country, my definition of the District Attorney position is very clear. I want someone with keen investigative skills, firmness, and vast knowledge of the law mixed with genuine common sense. I want a District Attorney who knows the communities of the North Country, and who can deliver justice the way our society deserves. I want someone who can comfortably utilize the professional resources in our community and not be intimidated by anyone in the search for truth and fairness. Ms. Kristy Sprague fits this definition superbly.

She’s smart, she’s tough, and she has the experience gained from her role as assistant District Attorney for Clinton County to get the job done. My Essex County clients would be well served if unthinkable criminal acts against children were to occur. And any other criminal activity uncovered by the law would receive prompt, stern, deterrent level response as well. A vote for Kristy Sprague equates to a loud and clear vote against crime. We’re lucky to have her working in the North Country, and extremely fortunate to have her step up to the District Attorney role for Essex County. Clark Knutson, MD Plattsburgh

Julie’s the choice, Meyer’s the mistake To the editor: I write to ask everyone who believes in justice, truth and integrity to re-elect Julie Garcia. My oldest brother, Albert, was run down while jogging along a straight-away in broad daylight by a drunk driver. Steven Baker had 16 beers and pot in his system, a suspended license for speeding, and was speeding so fast, Bert’s legs and buttock were thrown over 700 feet. When Judge Meyer wanted to plea bargain away the crime, Julie insisted the manslaughter two charges remain. When Meyer called Albert the “alleged victim,” Julie objected. When Meyer postponed sentencing so Baker could spend the summer with his child, Julie objected. When Meyer released Baker without bail, Julie pleaded for $150,000 bail. When Judge Meyer asked Tommy over 30 questions about why he let Albert go jogging, Julie hugged Tommy and insisted it wasn’t his fault. When Meyer waived all but one of the fines (even the mandatory ones), Julie objected. When Meyer sentenced Baker to 2 and 1/3 7 years in medium security prison, Julie fought for more. Baker will serve 4 years. When Meyer said it wasn’t his job to send a message to the community, Julie reminded him that he is an elected official and is obligated to communicate that the law is respected and enforced. Meyer might not care about Albert and doing the right thing but Julie cares and always does the right thing. Meyer made a mockery of Albert’s life, but Julie cherishes Albert’s memory and keeps his photo in her office. Something really wrong and bad is going on in Essex. Since Julie is fighting for justice, some Republicans want to get her out and replace her with a puppet. If you care about justice and truth, you must fight for Julie.

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SATURDAY September 5, 2009

Communities may share court house Moriah, Crown Point, Westport studying issue

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ESSEX — The town of Essex will soon begin work installing a public sewer system thanks to two hefty grants from the state and federal governments. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $34.3 million in water and environmental projects across New York State that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Among the 13 towns selected was Essex, which received a $2.3 million grant and $100,000 direct loan. The funds will supplement a $4 million grant and $1 million loan awarded to the project in early July from the Environmental Facilities Corp., a state agency charged with distributing regionally granted stimulus funds. Supervisor Ron Jackson said the USDA grant comes as welcome news. “This means that, unless the bids come in very crazy, we’re going to be building a sewer system in the town of Essex,” he said. Essex is the last lakeshore town on either side of the lake to install a public sewer and wastewater treatment system. Jackson said it was not for lack of trying. “For 55 years, we have put in a lot of sweat equity to get to this point,” he said, adding that the sewer system will not only benefit the lake, but could bring new businesses to the town and help the many residents struggling with wastewater issues. “In Essex, because of the clay soil, there are two types of septic systems,” said Jackson, “those that have failed and those that will fail in the near future.” Jackson said he is hoping for further grants to help the town install a municipal water system, as the state Department of Health is pressuring the town to stop using surface water from the lake. “It would be wonderful to install both at the same time,” he said. Jackson credited representatives in state and federal government on both sides of the lake for securing the stimulus funding including Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, State Sen. Elizabeth Little, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Jim Jeffords. “It’s been a project with wide support and we’re very grateful for all the people who helped us,” said Jackson.

PORT HENRY — The towns of Moriah, Crown Point and Westport are investigating a shared court house. All three communities face a state mandate for greater court space. “We all have the same issues,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. “The state is offering incentives for consolidation of services and this certainly fits. Why spend the money for three court houses when we can all use the same one?” While discussions are on-going, it’s likely the shared court building would be located in Port Henry — central to the three communities — according to Scozzafava and Crown Point Supervisor Dale French. “We’ve discussed it and the Crown point town board supports the concept,” French said. But while talks are in progress, Moriah and Crown Point are proceeding with plans to upgrade their current court facilities. Moriah is now seeking bids for an addition to the current court house at Park Place in Port Henry. If the joint venture becomes reality, Scozzafava said the addition will be adequate to welcome the Crown Point and Westport courts. “Our (Moriah) court meets two nights a week,” Scozzafava said. “We could easily allow Crown Point and Westport to hold court here.” French said the Crown Point court, now located in the Miller building, meets once a week. Plans for improvements at the Miller building will continue even as court talks proceed. “The work at the Miller building needs to be done, whether the court stays there or not,” French said. “We’re going to proceed with that work while looking at the joint court proposal. I think it makes a lot of sense.” If the Crown Point court moves, French said, the space at the Miller building can be used to help alleviate over-crowding at the town hall. “The buzz word coming from Albany the past few years has been ‘shared services’,” Scozzafava said. “Do 18 different (Essex County) towns need 18 different court houses? “If we pursue a shared court facility it’ll hopefully open the door to state and federal funding,” he added. Scozzafava said recently the town will use student labor from the Champlain Valley Tech campus in Mineville for the court project.


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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 3:30 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 9:30 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. 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:


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Scott Seymour, Pastor. Sunday Vigil Mass @ 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Email: 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: 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. For further information call Rev. David White at 963-7160. Email:

HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m.

JAY First Baptist Church of Jay Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.


St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. Joseph Morgan; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church Sunday Communion Service 10 a.m., June 29 through September 14 Keene Valley Congregational Church Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m;. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. Keene United Methodist Church Main Street. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday every month.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-5432. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Kelly Green, Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. - child care available; Sun. Evening Service 6 p.m. held at the church; Tues. evening prayer 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., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. Website: Front Street Fellowship 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, NY 12944. 8347373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Ladies Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m., Friday Solid Rock Café 7 p.m. Website:

LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School. For further information contact Bill Frawley 873-6563. Email: First Congregational Church Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Email:


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ESSEX — The Boquet River Association and Premises Storefront Gallery are hosting “Wild River,” an invitational exhibit to benefit BRASS, featuring artwork celebrating the Wild River and riparian wildlife. Local artists Ellen Few Anderson, Shelle Bailey, Rachel Finn, Rob Ivy, Roderick MacIver, Kevin Raines, Gary Randorf, Jill Schoenfeld, Betsy Stewart, and Liz Wilson will donate work for this exhibit. One hundred percent of sales benefit BRASS. Opening reception will be at the gallery, Friday, Sept. 11, from 6-9 p.m. The exibit will be open for viewing through Oct. 10.


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Federated Church Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. including Children’s Church, followed by Bible Study 10:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 13). Choir rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible/Book study in the parsonage Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group beginning this Fall. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. 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: 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 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email:


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. 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 p.m. - 5 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. &


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“I think we can do it with the money we’ve received from the (state) Office of Court Administration,” Scozzafava said. “It’ll be a good experience for the students and it fits our budget.” The state Office of Court Administration has promised Moriah nearly $50,000 for the construction. No one can blame Moriah residents if they’re confused about the court project. Steven Gold of the New York State Office of Court Administration told the Moriah town board in June 2008 the present 12x14 foot room that serves as Moriah town court is inadequate and must be addressed. The town had plans to erect its own modular building to house its court and police department adjacent to the town hall at Park Place in Port Henry. That project was shelved when the cost soared. Originally expected to cost about $170,000, estimates for a new court building reached as high as $500,000 because of state regulations and mandates. Scozzafava believed the final cost would be about $300,000. Town trustees then considered several short-term solutions to the court situation, including renting space. Officials felt they had found space, the Mountaintime Furniture Building on Broad Street in Port Henry, but found it would cost $200,000 to bring the building up to state court code. Finally — or it seemed at the time — the Moriah town board voted unanimously Feb. 10 to ignore a state order to construct a new house, citing affordability. Then in March, hoping to get federal funding, Moriah officials noted the possibility of reviving a years-old plan to construct a joint municipal building with the village of Port Henry to house town court and police along with the village fire department. That initial plan fell apart last spring when a suitable location and timetable for construction couldn’t be found.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Adirondack Community Action Program Inc. is holding an Infant & Child CPR/ First Aid Training Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at ACAP, 7572 Court St. To register and for more information, call Martha Santana at 1-877-873-2979 or e-mail The fee is $25.

Hoedown For Hospice Sept. 11 WESTPORT — High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care will be hosting their second annual square dance benefit and fundraiser Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Essex County Fairgrounds. Local square dance caller Gary Finney will bring his usual enthusiasm and great music to recreate the excitement of a genuine barn dance from yesteryear. A special feature this year will be the “Kiss A Cow” event. A group of local celebrities and politicians will be in attendance and tickets will be available for purchase to “vote” for the one you most want to see kiss a cow at the end of the evening. All proceeds will benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, serving patients throughout the Adirondacks, regardless of ability to pay.

Sixth annual Festival of Colors upcoming WILMINGTON — Mark your calendar now and be a part of the sixth annual Festival of the Colors in Wilmington Saturday, Sept. 12. The traditional autumn festival will be held in the center of Wilmington, at the t-ball field on the Springfield Rd. The festival, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes colorful works by local artists and craftsmen, fresh goods and produce from local growers and bakers. Also returning this year is the live children's comedy performance by "Pipsqueak" the clown and her assistants. Santa's Workshop will perform live at 4:30 p.m., plus Santa's reindeer will be on hand throughout the day. Forthlin Road will provide the music. A pie baking contest and art demonstrations will also be a part of the annual festival. For more information about the sixth annual Festival of Colors call 946-2255.

Quad committee planning Heritage Tour WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Quadricentennial Committee has organized an event as part of the New York Statewide Heritage Weekend Sept. 12 and 13. Communities all across the State are offering this last weekend to make Historic Sites available free of charge or at a reduced fee. A bus will be available to take interested people to the following sites on Sept. 12, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 13th, 2 p.m. The trips will start at the Willsboro Town Hall. Anyone interested in taking the bus are encouraged to call 963-8912 or 963-8933 to reserve a seat. Those that not wanting to take the bus can drive directly to the sites, which include Adsit Cabin, Visitor ’s Center, Noblewood Park Lodge, Heritage Museum, and 1812 Homestead.

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Choral to begin rehearsals Sept. 22 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale, a 40member community choral ensemble sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, will begin rehearsals Tuesday, Sept. 22, and will meet every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the center, in preparation for its annual holiday concerts Dec.11 and 13. Dues for the session are $10. No audition necessary. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, the chorale’s director, at 534-0800 or

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Sprague challenged Garcia’s skills as a prosecutor and her commitment to fiscal responsibility, claiming that Garcia had inflated her department’s budget. “A drug case dismissed for lack of evidence, another drug case dismissed for lack of evidence and failure to provide the Grand Jury enough evidence and instructions,” Sprague said, brandishing case records. “These are very basic things a District Attorney has to do. If anyone has ever heard the phrase ‘convict a ham sandwich,’ well, this administration couldn’t.” Garcia countered by criticizing Sprague on her ego, accusing her of providing misleading information and using fear tactics to acquire votes. She said the budget in her department has actually decreased 12 percent during her tenure, and said office staff has dropped from 11 employees to eight. “When anyone tries to play on the public’s fear, I think it’s completely inappropriate,” Garcia said. “Going through specific cases without giving all of the background information is a tactic; it’s called a fear tactic.” While her records are readily available, Garcia claimed the Clinton County District Attorney had refused requests to release information about Sprague’s record as a prosecutor, making it difficult to make comparisons. “I’ve got nothing to hide,” she said. Sprague blamed Garcia for mounting a lawsuit that aimed to disqualify Sprague’s petition signatures on the basis of her living outside Essex County. She even accused Garcia of sending a registered sex offender whom she had prosecuted for rape to her home to serve notice for the suit, which was rejected Aug. 14. At the debate, Garcia said it was her commitment to open government and willingness to ask questions that created a rift between her and Republican leaders. “The Republican party leadership in Essex County is a train wreck,” Garcia said. “I find it very difficult to relate with them on any level. In fact, I think when any party is in control for a long period of time, this is the kind of government that is created.” Both candidates agreed that party politics have no place in the DA’s office. Sprague argued Republican leaders simply chose the better candidate, seeing poor performance by Garcia in the last

Film From page 1 in Willsboro. “I kind of have a relationship with the town.” One of the main shooting locations for the film will be the former Willsboro Central School. Eli Schwartzberg, the new owner of the building, granted Bonfante permission to use one of its top-floor rooms as a newspaper office scene. Other primary filming locations could include a local farm, a tavern, and the Willsboro Fish Ladder, which inspired the title of the film. “I drive by that sign every day,” said Bonfante. “I think fish swimming against a current is an interesting image to start the film with.” “Fish Ladder” tells the story of a young, tender journalist who finds himself working for a corrupt newspaper editor. Desiring to become a powerful, influential writer, he begins to question his morality as he slowly becomes aware of the repeated acts of violence his boss uses to “create” news stories and sell papers in a newsless town. Bonfante said the inspiration for the film came from a book: “Man Bites Dog,” by Donal Foley. The book is a collection of satirical articles written by Foley, a journalist for the Irish Times. “I just thought it was interesting; the dynamic between him and his boss,” Bonfante said. Not only does Bonfante plan to shoot the film in Willsboro, he hopes to assemble a cast of local residents for the film.

SATURDAY September 5, 2009 four years. “They asked her to do her job, and she didn't do it,” Sprague said. Garcia said her record is above average and that allowing plea deals is sometimes a better exercise in justice than always pursuing a conviction. She pointed to the progress she and her staff have made tackling drunk driving, both by tough prosecution of the crime and strong prevention efforts against underage alcohol use. Sprague, on the other hand, said Garcia avoided taking felony cases to trial, instead choosing to leave them in her staff ’s hands. She also asserted Garcia paid far too much attention to DWIs while letting other, more pressing issues fall through the cracks and making deals with repeat offenders. “Unlike my opponent, I am not afraid of going into the courtroom and fighting for victim’s rights,” Sprague said. “I’m not a talker, I am a doer — I lead by example and I train new attorneys how to win cases successfully.” In her closing remarks, Garcia said the election was as much about transparency in government as it was about choosing a good DA. “I committed to you before I asked for your commitment to me,” she said. “I know the people that live in this county, and I hope I've earned your trust.” Sprague finished by saying she is the more qualified candidate and the more able prosecutor. “Maybe my opponent is doing the best she can, but I can do better," she said. Both candidates are set to face off in a Republican primary Sept. 15. Sprague defeated Garcia for the Republican endorsement in June. Garcia, in turn, gained the endorsement of Democrats.

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The casts consists of three main characters with about five secondary parts. Another dozen or so will be needed to fill in smaller parts or as extras. Bonfante said that potential cast members do not necessarily need to have prior experience acting on film, but should be able to “wear the character on their sleeve.” “When it comes down to it, it’s about seeing something in somebody and being able to work with it,” he said. A 2008 graduate of Fordham University, Bonfante said “Fish Ladder” represents his first venture into something more than a student film. The film has a small budget; projected at only $11,000, but Bonfante said the vast majority of that money will be spent in the North Country. “I really hope I can get enough to pay the lead characters and some of the (20-person) crew,” he said. Though it may be a far cry from big-budget feature films, Bonfante hopes “Fish Ladder” can help jump-start his career in the industry as he brings the film on tour with him to a series of independent film festivals. “Overall, I think it’s going to be a fantastic opportunity, not only for myself, but also the whole community,” he said. Casting for “Fish Ladder” will take place at Willsboro Central School, Room E102 Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. Auditions are open to anyone age 18 or older. For more information, or to set up an audition time, contact casting director Derrick Hopkins at or 5724272.

Adirondack Community Action Programs Inc. has been funded to operate an Advantage After School Program in Westport, Schroon Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis schools. ACAP already operates sites in Moriah and Willsboro. With the lack of childcare in Essex County, the program will be a major help to parents who are working, according to program manager Marge Zmijewski. The program has been extremely successful in providing an exciting option for children in grades pre-k to 6. Funded through the Office of Children and Family Services the program provides a safe and healthy place for children to go after school. Children have the opportunity to receive homework assistance and exposure to a wide variety of activities that promote positive youth behaviors.

On Campus Nolan accepted to dean’s list ALBANY — Phalon Nolan of Keeseville, daughter of Darwin and Brenda Nolan, has been named to the spring 2009 dean’s list at University at Albany. Nolan is a French linguistics major and a member of the Presidential Honor Society. She plans to study abroad in France to become a foreign-language interpreter.

King named to dean’s list LIMA, OHIO — Trever L. King, son of Brian and Beth King of Willsboro, has been named to the dean’s list for the University of Northwestern Ohio’s College of Technologies. Students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the dean’s list.

Caleb Hall of New Russia was named an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor ceremony at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.

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Margaret Marchuk and Ashley Andrews demonstrate the fine art of hula hooping. Hip twisters from across the Adirondacks are invited to compete in the High Peaks Hula Hoop Championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. at Marcy Field in Keene; one of several events scheduled at the Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival. Photo submitted

the benefit of the general public. Individual artists may apply through a nonprofit sponsor. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for one project or request up to three separate projects for a total request of $5,000. The DCA Grant Program is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and is administered by the Arts Council for the Northern Adiron-

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Parade marks milestones By Matt Bosley AU SABLE FORKS — The community of Au Sable Forks is making sure summer goes out with a bang. The hamlet will host the 2009 Holy Name/St. Matthew’s Labor Day Celebration Sept. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. It’s an event that has more than 40 years of history there. The celebration kicks off with a parade beginning on Palmer Street, passing through Main Street and ending at the Holy Name Church/School grounds. Town of Jay Supervisor Randall T. Douglas will be the M.C. of the parade and Susan Richards will sing the National Anthem. Douglas said the parade is new and improved this year with many new additions including the AuSable Valley Central School Band, Au Sable Valley Dance Club, and John Dukett’s Band, Dearly Beloved.


Also featured this year are Santa’s Workshop’s beloved characters and float, Loon Works’ HooDeeDoo and Trillium, and many other costume characters like Woody Ward of Ward Lumber Company and visiting astronaut Buzz Lightyear. “This year is going to be the biggest year in a long time if the weather holds up,” said Douglas. Parade entries will present in front of the judges’ stand located in front of Holy Name School where winning entries will be announced. “I think economically it’s good for us,” said Douglas, “because the people that come for the festivities visit the businesses in the town, and they benefit.” The Grand Marshall for the 2009 Labor Day Parade is Eillie Douglas. Ellie has volunteered her time for numerous fundraisers throughout Clinton and Essex County for several years and has helped raise thousands of dollars for families and organizations in need.

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This year, Holy Name/St. Matthew’s Church along with St. Margaret’s Parish is honoring Father Phillip T. Allen’s 50 years of Priesthood. Allen, an avid hiker and a member of the 46er Club, will be participating in the annual festival for the 23rd consecutive year. After the parade, the field day celebration will be held on the Holy Name Church/School grounds. One of Santa’s famous reindeer, Blitzen, will be located on the grounds near the Moon Bounce. HooDeeDoo and Trillium will also be performing for an hour after the parade on the field grounds. Plenty of traditional fare will be included, such as chicken BBQ dinners, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried bread dough, french fries, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments. Bingo starts at 2 p.m., with doors opening at noon. There will be six new games of skill on the field grounds this year; the $1 bounce, milk jug, frisbee toss, ringer, and ready-go-throw. Returning once again will be the dunking booth and the chance to win a fresh baked pie. Band entertainment will be provided by Side by Side Entertainment on the field grounds from 1 – 5 p.m. The field day grounds are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closes with a large cash raffle drawing. First prize is $5,000, $1,000 for second, $300 for third, $200 for fourth, and $100 for fifth. Douglas said that the event encourages many in the community to hold family reunions or get-togethers with friends. “It’s just a great end-of-summer event for the community,” Douglas said.


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Westport to host Lobster Festival this weekend WESTPORT — It's more than 40 years old and it's still one of the region's best end-ofthe-summer bashes. The 43rd annual Westport Marina Lobster Festival will be held rain or shine, Sept. 4-6, at the Westport Marina on Lake Champlain. Bringing together boaters and land-lubbers, the three-day festival features music, races, barbeque and, of course, lobster. The festival kicks off Friday, by inviting

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Keese Homestead’s historical marker replaced, unveiled By Jeremiah S. Papineau PERU — The North Country’s connection to the Underground Railroad and a family credited for playing an important role in the abolitionist movement has been restored. A new historical marker honoring the Keese Homestead on Harkness Road was unveiled in a ceremony Aug. 20. The original marker was lost a few years ago as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Lita Paczak, a teacher with Seton Catholic Central School who has taken students on field trips to the site, was credited for being one of the driving forces behind helping the property’s owners, Lincoln and Ann Sunderland, getting the marker replaced. Though the original marker was paid for by the state, said Paczak, it was learned the cost of a replacement marker —

which amounted to a little more than $1,000 — would be the burden of the property owner. Paczak reached out to Neal Burdick, a descendant of the Keese family, and the two worked together with the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association to host a fundraiser last November at Peru Community Church “It just made sense,” Paczak said of raising money to replace the marker. The benefit raised more than $600 and, thanks to the added generosity of neighbor Jon Rulfs and Ann Keese Chien, another Keese family descendant, the remaining balance of the cost was covered. The unveiling of the new historical marker was personally gratifying for Burdick, who is the great-great-grandson of Stephen Keese Smith, a leading citizen in the Quaker Union and first cousin, once

removed of Peter Keese, who built the stone house that stands today at the Keese Homestead. “There was a very important social movement that took place here,” said Burdick. “Peter Keese was threatened for being an abolitionist because it was illegal to harbor runaway slaves. It’s not something you did lightly or casually.” Though Peter Keese and Stephen Keese Smith have been credited for their efforts in the anti-slavery movement, the new historical marker at Peter Keese’s homestead now contains one word the previous marker did not — abolitionist. “The most important word on the sign, to me, is abolitionist,” said Burdick. “That’s really what tells the story about what happened here.” The evidence of Peter Keese’s support of the abolition of slavery, said Papson,

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was in his signature on a petition for the formation of the Clinton County Anti-Slavery Society in 1837. “We have good reason to say that he was an abolitionist,” he said. According to Papson, the Keese Homestead was one of the last stops on the Underground Railroad in New York State before fugitive slaves made their way to Canada. The slaves, explained Papson, would end up in New York City and then make their way to Albany, Troy, Glens Falls and then to Peru before heading to Champlain and crossing the border in Lacolle, Quebec. The installation of the marker, said Papson, is “helping history to stay alive,” and credited the ambition of people involved with making the marker’s replacement a reality. “This is the result of people in the community who felt a loss every time they drove by here and didn’t see the sign coming together sharing their talents, their historical knowledge and their love for the Keese family,” said Papson. “The one defining feature I would say of the North Country,” he added, “is that when

The unveiling of the new historical marker at the Keese Homestead included the attendance of state and local officials, historians, and supporters of keeping alive the Keese family history. Standing by the marker, from left, are Neal Burdick, Lita Paczak, and Ann and Lincoln Sunderland. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

there is a need, people come together and work together to make something happen.” State Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey, R-Peru, credited the Sunderlands for their role in seeing the Keese Homestead remains a piece of history that will remain in the community for many years to come. “The preservation they’ve

Did you know? Though the Keese Homestead house today officially stands within the boundaries of the town of Ausable, it is often considered to be part of the town of Peru. Prior to Ausable’s formation and the changing of boundary lines in 1839, the house stood in Peru, explained Peru’s town historian, Ron Allen. In fact, the Keese Homestead

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was Peru’s first settlement, established in 1789 by Keese family ancestor William Keese, who claimed the spot as payment for his surveying services following the American Revolution. “It really doesn’t matter,” said Allen. “The histories of Peru, Keeseville and Ausable are so intertwined, the political boundaries don’t make any difference. We share a lot of history.”

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Knight From page 1 boating. He often put his hand to building and repairing wood furniture. As his physical capacities slowly gave way to ALS through the last two years of his life, Knight had to give up his career and many of the hobbies he loved. Still, with friends close by his side, he continued to make a positive impact. “He took a very spiritual road, and he took it with the same level of confidence and commitment that he did with everything else in his life,” said Richard LaBombard, who joined Knight on many skiing and fishing trips. “Doug showed his family and friends the most beautiful side of life, and brought us all closer to God.” “He had a way of exiting life that really taught us a lot,” said Arnold. “His attitude, right up until the end, was as positive as you could get from anybody.” Knight was also heavily involved at AVCS as a Ski Club advisor and sound technician for school musicals. Vocal music teacher Steven Collier attested to his great rapport with students, both on and off the bus. “The kids loved him,” he said, noting Knight’s positive attitude and attentiveness. “He made everybody feel like he was their best friend.” Collier will direct choral students from AuSable Valley in singing patriotic songs at the flag raising ceremony, just days after school is back in session. “I think it will hit everybody really hard when we get back to school and we all start talking about him again,” Collier said. In honor of Knight’s legacy at AVCS, a Doug Knight Scholarship Fund has been established to benefit future graduates of the school. Donations from the public are still being sought to bolster the endowment. “I don’t know anybody who has touched so many arms of the community; he had such diverse interests,” Collier added. “This really is a community-wide loss.” Other musicians and guest speakers will also join in the tribute, which coincides with Patriot Day. Members of American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks will present a salute to members of the Armed Forces and the nation. Though Knight was not a veteran, LaBombard said erecting a flagpole in his memory would be very appropriate because he was a true patriot who loved his country. “What is also very appropriate is that this flagpole is hand-made from wood,” he said. “Doug worked magic with his hands. He created his house from the earth with his hands and heart. Doug could see a beautiful piece of furniture in a tree, and then create it.” The ceremony will begin Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the AVCS administration building. Visitors are encouraged to park at AuSable Valley High School, where buses will provide shuttle transportation, departing from the school at 5:15 p.m. The buses will return visitors to the High School in time for the football game that evening. For more information about the ceremony, or how to contribute to the Doug Knight Scholarship Fund, contact 834-9901.


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By Thom Randall BOLTON LANDING — Friday, the PBS television program Bill Moyers Journal aired segments of a documentary film examining perplexing aspects of the national health care crisis. Excepts of the film, “Money-Driven Medicine,” had been presented earlier on ABC’s Nightline. Local viewers were likely unaware that Bolton Landing’s own Dr. Walter McConnell, a retired physician, conceived and produced the documentary. Also, they may not have realized that a few scenes in the documentary were filmed in the Chestertown Health Center, featuring Dr. Dan Larson of parent organization Hudson Headwaters Health Network expressing his views on the health care crisis. McConnell, who lives year-round on the shore of Lake George, is the executive producer of the documentary which details how health care in the U.S. has become expensive, is mired in bureaucracy and litiga-

tion, and has eroded the traditional doctor-patient relationship. The documentary is headed for national release for showings in up to 14,000 theaters nationally, McConnell said Monday. McConnell, who has personally experienced how health care has changed radically since the 1960s, said that a strong doctor-patient relationship — now threatened by the way medicine is controlled by corporations — is vital to providing effective care that promotes health. He said Monday that the health care system in the U.S. showers money on HMO and health insurance executives and needless expenses, while offering low pay for primary-care doctors, a situation which has reduced their numbers dramatically. The primary-care doctors are forced by this corporateoriented medicine to provide cursory patient visitations which don’t adequately protect a person’s health, he said. “We've got to get back to the old doctor-patient relationship, in which we have



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time to sit down together, conduct a proper exam, review a person’s medical history, selectively order tests and referrals — and not order every single test because of liability,” he said. “It’s a matter of sharing a common bond, trusting each other and a doctor looking after a patients’ wellness — keeping them healthy instead of seeing them only when they’re sick.” Due to the low pay and high expenses of medical practices, medical students — who pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for their education — are forced to seek adequate compensation by practicing medical specialties, which earn far more than primary care practices, McConnell said. “The essential issue and crisis in this country is we cannot have a health. system unless we have doctors — the critically important care of primary care physicians, and these are people who look after you as a total individual and coordinate your care,” he said. Bill Moyers has offered praise for McConnell’s film. “Money-Driven Medicine is one of the strongest documentaries I have seen in years and could not be more timely,” he said in a review. McConnell’s idea for the documentary grew out of his long-standing frustrations how health care in the U.S. was evolving, with corporations exerting ever more control. He started out his career as a school physician, then launched his own private family practice in New Jersey which performed every-

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Dr. Walter McConnell thing from providing sutures to delivering babies, he said. Later, when the practice included more doctors and its focus changed, McConnell moved on to become chief of an emergency care center at Dover Hospital. But when two Dover hospitals merged, the corporations destroyed the practice, he said, and he retired in 1996. But during his last year at the hospital, investigative reporter Doug Campbell of the Philadelphia Inquirer contacted him and wanted to write an article about McConnell and his work in organizing an ascent of Mt. Everest — contrasted with the challenges McConnell routinely faced in the hospital’s emergency wing. The writer authored a lengthy, prominent article, and he and McConnell later collaborated on writing a book — Malignant Decisions — a novel that describes problems in the health care system including its exorbitant cost, and how doctors are increasingly losing control to corporations over medical decision-making. McConnell sent a copy of the book to a friend, a former medical student, who had become a filmmaker. The connection led to McConnell networking with Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who ended up producing Money-Driven Medicine, based on a book written by Maggie Mahar — and McConnell’s research and experience. In about 1997, McConnell — who had vacationed in Bolton since 1964 — moved to live full-time on the shore of Lake George. At this point, he worked about four years in Glens Falls Hospital’s Emergency Care Center. In about 2000, he began working primarily on the documentary. McConnell’s considerable experience convinced him that more and more people were using Emergency Care as an inadequate substitute for a primary-care doctor. When people depend solely on emergency care, he and other providers say, they put their health at risk due to lack of follow-up. But the lack of resources and the shortage of primary-care doctors, he said, compels many to be treated in emer-

gency centers. In New York State, an emergency center must treat anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. However, although the ranks of the uninsured are growing, emergency care centers have declined in number — 10 percent over the last five years — due to hospital closures, he said. McConnell knew Larson from Glens Falls Hospital, and he shared his observations with Larson and other Hudson Headwaters officials, who have for years sounded the alarm over the ailing health care and reimbursement system and the spiraling shortage of primary care doctors. McConnell said Monday he supports the concept of Hudson Headwaters operations and how they reach out to those of low income. Also, he admires their “medical home” pilot initiative — supported by state Health Commissioner Richard Daines — in which HHHN is enhancing the coordination of care for patients and boosting follow-up contacts, and the state is boosting reimbursements accordingly. McConnell said that fixing the health care system is not easy, and a government plan that would thrust many more patients into clinics or emergency rooms — without boosting the ranks of primary care physicians — is no solution. McConnell said it is vital that people be informed and express their opinion to their legislators. He suggested people go to his website,, as a first stop. There, people can express their opinions, he said, and all responses will be forwarded to legislators or health care planners. He said his group is in direct contact with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, who is seeking to fix primary care, but also to keep entrepreneurship involved. Available on the website are a summary of the documentary’s findings and reviews of the film. Also, he and Larson can be found on YouTube, in several presentations of their observations and views.

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Saturday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 13 PLATTSBURGH — 2009 Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration. Various events throughout area.

Saturday, Sept. 5 PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market, Durkee Street Pavilion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Music by Speedy Arnold. SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market, Saranac Lake Riverside Park, 23 River St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. AUSABLE FORKS — Library book sale, AuSable Forks Free Library, 9 Church Lane, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SARANAC — Saranac Farmers Market, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 State Route 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Thrift shop, Deer’s Head Inn, 7552 Court St., 10 a.m.2 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — “Platanos and Collard Greens,” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, Rugar Street, SUNY Plattsburgh, 5 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — “Hair,” Courtyard, Angell College Center,7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6 ELLENBURG CENTER — Order of the Eastern Star brunch, OES Hall, Brandy Brook Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. KEENE — Keene Farmers’ Market, Marcy Airfield, Route 73, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — “Hair,” Courtyard, Angell College Center,2:30 p.m. WESTPORT — Shakespeare-in-thePark performance of Henry V, Ballard Park, 3 p.m. ESSEX — “Raising Arizona,” Beggs Park, 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) MOOERS — Annual book sale, Mooers Free Library, 2430 State Route 11, 9 a.m.2 p.m. MOOERS — 51st annual Labor Day Celebration, Mooers Volunteer Fire Department, 2508 U.S. Route 11, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8 ROUSES POINT — Rouses Point Playgroup, Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 314-

1191. For children ages 0-6. ROUSES POINT — Library Board of Trustees meeting, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9 PLATTSBURGH — Guitarist/folk singer Erin Flanagan performance, Pine Harbour Assisted Living, 15 New Hampshire Road, 11 a.m. 561-5307 for lunch reservations. DANNEMORA — Story hour, Dannemora Free Library, 1168 Cook St., 11:15 a.m. Ages 3 and older. PLATTSBURGH — Meet Your Neighbors Night, 23 Draper Ave., 147 Brinkerhoff St., 70 Broad St., 122 Court St., 6-8 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Chess club, Lake Flour Bakery, 14 River St., 7 p.m. Open to all, experienced players preferred.

Thursday, Sept. 10 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 N. Catherine St., Plattsburgh, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Vilas Home, 61 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, 1-1:45 p.m.; Flynn Ave., Plattsburgh, between senior apartments, 2-2:30 p.m.; Pine Rest Trailer court, Treadwells Mills, 3:15-3:45. SARANAC LAKE — Children's story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. LAKE PLACID — Children’s story hour, Lake Placid Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Thrift shop, Deer’s Head Inn, 7552 Court St., 11 a.m.7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Visit

Friday, Sept. 11 WESTPORT — Line Dancing, Westport Heritage House, 9-10 a.m. Free. ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Farmers’ Market, behind Adirondack Center Museum, 7590 Court St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Sept. 11 ceremony, Hawkins Pond, SUNY Plattsburgh, 12 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Castaways Band performance, Pine Harbour Assisted Living, 15 New Hampshire Road, 3:30 p.m. 561-5307 for dinner reservations by Sept.

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9. PLATTSBURGH — Author Kate Messner book signing, Koffee Kat, 130 Margaret St., 4 p.m. ESSEX — “Wild River” exhibit opening reception, Premises Storefront Gallery, 2303 Main St., 6-9 p.m. WESTPORT — Hoedown for Hospice, Essex County Fairgrounds, 3 Sisco St., 7 p.m. LAKE PLACID — “Billy the Kid,” LPCA, 17 Algonquin Dr., 7:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — “Belle of Amherst,” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12-Sunday, Sept. 13 ROUSES POINT — Fort Montgomery Heritage Weekend, Fort Montgomery, U.S. Route 2. Free tours for public beginning 8 a.m., both days.

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Sunday, Sept. 13 KEENE — Keene Farmers’ Market, Marcy Airfield, Route 73, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Adirondack Humane Society Open House, 134 Idaho Ave., 12-3 p.m. Bring past adopted animals. CHAZY — Chazy Volunteer Fire Department 75th anniversary open house, fire department, 9666 Main St., 12-4 p.m. ESSEX — Ribbon cutting by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward at Essex/ECHO 40th annual meeting, 2728 Route 22, 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14 UPPER JAY — Quilters’ Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Lake Clear Post Office, 6373 Route 30, 11-11:45 a.m.; park across from Corner Cafe, Gabriels, 12:45-1:15 p.m.; across from town hall, Bloomingdale, 1:302 p.m.; Vermontville Post Office, 6 Cold Brooke Road, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Church of the Assumption, 78 Clinton St., Redford, 3:304 p.m. PERU — Happy Health Day, St. Augustine’s School, 32 N. Main St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 565-4848. 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 — Writers’ Collective, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Champlain Children's Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., Rouses Point, 12:30-1 p.m.; Northern Senior Housing, corner of Route 9 and Route 11, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Champlain Headstart, Three Steeples Church, Route 11, 1:50-2:20 p.m.; Twin Oaks Senior Housing, Altona, 3:10-3:40 p.m.; D & D Grocery, Sciota, 3:50-4:30 p.m. DANNEMORA — Story hour, Dannemo-

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ra Free Library, 1168 Cook St., 11:15 a.m. Ages 3 and older. PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce Job Fair, West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, 4-8 p.m. 563-1000. ROUSES POINT — Author/scientist Mike Winslow discusses his book “Lake Champlain: A Natural History,” Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 6:30 p.m. Adult presentation. SARANAC — Saranac Book Club meeting. Saranac High School Library, 60 Picketts Corners Road, 7-9 p.m. 293-1355. MORRISONVILLE — North Country Squares Dance Club Free September Fun Nights, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairground Lane, 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. SARANAC LAKE — Chess club, Lake Flour Bakery, 14 River St., 7 p.m. Open to all, experienced players preferred. PLATTSBURGH — “Nueve Reinas,” Yokum Lecture Hall room 200, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Beekmantown Senior Housing, 80 O'Neil Road, 1:30-2 p.m.; 39 Hobbs Road, Plattsburgh, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Champlain Park, end of Oswego Lane, 3:15-4 p.m. PERU — Fall Book Sale, Peru Free Library, 3024 Main St., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Children's story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. LAKE PLACID — Children’s story hour, Lake Placid Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Thrift shop, Deer’s Head Inn, 7552 Court St., 11 a.m.7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Visit MORRISONVILLE — North Country Squares Dance Club Free September Fun Nights, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairground Lane, 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary.

Solution to last week’s puzzle


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Group decides to test ‘precedent’ set by Stiles


stand corrected — at least in part. Two weeks ago, I wrote a column faulting Adirondack Park Agency chairman Curt Stiles and his decision to open a locked gate to gain access this spring to a public camping area at Lake Lila. The gate was closed for early season maintenance, but Stiles and three others, not wanting to hike the 5plus miles to Lake Lila, decided to open the gate with a key they found hidden under a nearby rock. The group was later found camping on state land by a forest ranger, and no tickets were issued, with the state DEC saying no laws were broken because a section of the road Stiles accessed was private and those landowners could drive through the gate. The state holds a conservation easement across those lands to Lake Lila beyond. Last Saturday, a group of eight individuals, led by Black Brook town It was alright councilman Howard for Curt Stiles, so Aubin, decided to drive around a gate — or in it must be okay for this case, a cable — onto the rest of us. public land to see if they’d get the same le— Howard Aubin niency shown to Stiles. They did — which is why I stand corrected. I said they most likely would be ticketed, which they were not; not yet, anyway. In fact, while four state forest rangers eventually turned out to investigate and take down names and information from the group, in the end they weren’t even asked to leave. “We drove right past two forest preserve signs,” said Mike Vilegi, one of the protesters. “We just started barbecuing and tossing a football.” The goal, of course, was to bring attention to Stiles’ decision to drive around the gate, a move many have called hypocritical by a man who has consistently come out in favor of restricting motorized access to public lands in the Adirondack Park. “The question is does the law not apply to a privileged few, or does it apply to all,” Aubin asked. Aubin said what Stiles did was wrong and said it was even more wrong to sweep it under the rug. He said the DEC’s decision not to ticket Stiles based on the fact other motorists can drive through the gate at Lake Lila because they own land on the other side was flawed. “He wasn’t trying to access private land,” Aubin said. “He was using that right-of-way to access state land, so he was trespassing on state land.” Aubin said his group tried to find a gate with nearly the same set of circumstances as Stiles had at Lake Lila, but said they had difficulty “locating a key under rocks near the gates they encountered” and said they wanted to respect the wishes of private landowners who may have granted a public easement. In the end, they settled on a dirt road leading to state land off Hardy Road in Wilmington, which was blocked by a cable but had no lock. As was the case with Stiles, there were no signs saying motorists could not proceed nor any no trespassing signs, Aubin said. “We were simply celebrating Curt Stiles’ victory,” Aubin said. “It was all right for Curt Stiles, so it must be okay for the rest of us.” The question I raised in my last column remains: Does this set a precedent for the issuance of tickets in future cases where people decide to open a locked state gate to access public lands? Keith McKeever, a spokesman for the APA, said no — at least in this instance. “I can’t say it was precedent-setting,” McKeever said. “These guys were on state forest preserve land where no motorized vehicles are allowed. I see that as very different.” McKeever said it will be up to the DEC to determine if the group should be prosecuted. Before the forest rangers took their leave, Aubin and his group were told the state has a year to issue tickets in the case. “Does that mean you have a year to issue Curt Stiles a ticket,” Aubin asked. The answer was yes.

Passing it on! The future of traditional outdoor pursuits depends on sportsmen passing on their knowledge to the next generation of hunters and anglers. Program such as Youth Pheasant Hunts, sponsored by the Essex County Federation of Fish and Game Clubs; provide sportsmen and women with an opportunity to share their experience.

Environmental factions need to find common ground


s weather patterns begin to take a autumnal turn and the pace of life slows down after a long, somewhat damp, tourist season; the High Holy Days of Autumn loom on the near horizon. It is a time of year when trout and salmon are on the spawn, when birds are on the wing migrating and big game animals become nervous. It is a time when sportsmen and women smile and the woods takes on a fiery glow. It’s a time when we go back to our roots. Pickup trucks will line the backroads and camo caps or hunter ’s plaid will become the fashion of the forest. Old friends will gather in older cabins to tell even older stories while sharing a sporting tradition that spans the generations. Time slows down, darkness comes early and we just can’t wait. Rifles that have been handed down from father to son will be slung across a new set of shoulders to be carried over the same hills and hummocks, swamps and stumps that they have traveled over before. Sportsmen and women are the common glue that binds the far netherlands of the park together. It is a heritage of the sporting life that offers a commonality that links all user groups in our shared passion for the outdoors. Although we remain a widely diverse population today; in lineage, our relatives were all hunter/gathers at one point in their existence. Like it or not, we all carry the same genetic stew in our packbasket. And whether we satisfy our craving for the hunt with a camera, a paddle or a .30-.30, Winchester, the fact remains, humans are an apex predator. The sooner we accept the fact, the more likely it is that we will get along and learn to share the commonality of our heredity. We will learn to share the woods and waters of our environs and take pleasure in the land. We will accept that despite our various passions; we are all passionate about the land. Across the Adirondacks, there has long existed a discernible friction between various sportsmen’s groups and the region’s numerous environmental advocacy organizations. This friction has flared into flames on occasion at locations such as the Crane Pond Road or Little Green Pond; when the protagonists and antagonists actually came to blows. Throughout the back and forth rhetoric that typically accompanies discussions between these two factions; there is one fact that is commonly neglected. The fact is the modern day, environmental movement can trace it’s heritage back to a conservation movement that began with the traditions of the American sportsman. Sadly, when the word environmentalist is mentioned, sportsmen, hunters and anglers are typically overlooked de-

spite a long and storied history of conserving and protecting the natural resources that we all enjoy today. When the modern conservation movement began in the United States in the middle of the 19th century, sportsmen and women were it’s leaders. They understood the value of preserving our environment to ensure that it could be used in a practical and sensible way. This knowledge came as a result of their deep ties to the land and a thorough understanding of the natural processes. They recognized the need for a balance between the protection of our natural resources and the utilization of those same resources for the benefit of society. When market hunting and overuse of our natural resources threatened the quality of American fish and wildlife stocks; sportsmen’s action prevented further loss of wildlife and lead to the restoration of many species that were on the brink of extinction. American sportsmen and women achieved their unique appreciation for and understanding of the natural cycles of fish and wildlife by putting boots to the ground and butts in the boat. They recognized a need for preservation and protection of the natural resources through first hand knowledge and experience. Today, sportsmen and woman continue to uphold a heritage of environmental protection through rules of conduct and the ethics of ‘fair chase’. Their appreciation of our natural resources, fish and wildlife is undeniable. Sportsmen and women are responsible for a majority of the contributions to Conservation funding. Funds are generated through the sale of state hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. Funding is also achieved through a built-in, Federal excise tax which is collected on every item sold for fishing and hunting purposes. This federal tax is distributed back to the states based on sporting license sales. Sportsmen also contribute to conservation efforts through the Migratory Species Act with the mandatory purchase of a Federal Duck Stamp which is required of all waterfowl hunters. The Migratory Species Act actually benefits birders more often than hunters; since birders enjoy the inhabitants of wetlands year-round, while hunters are limited to utilizing the resource only during a defined season. Sportsmen also serve as game managers. Hunting serves to control populations of birds and animals that may no longer have adequate, natural predatory controls. It’s far better to have venison consumed than having it rot along the side of the road after a collision with a car. It’s high time that the various factions begin working together to find common ground and come to realize the commonality that we share. Although we may not utilize the woods and waters in similar fashion, the only way to insure that the park will remain a viable, natural resource for future generations is if we are willing to work together towards that common goal. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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PROPOSALS FOR GUTTER SYSTEM The Essex County IDA is seeking proposals for work at our building located at the Moriah Business Park, Plank Road in Mineville. The proposed work will include removal of the existing gutter system and installa-

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HOLIDAY RETIREMENT- Immediate openings for energetic, business growth oriented couples. Live-in Co-Managers in PA or NY retirement communities. Ideal candidates will be a mature adult team with minimum 15 years work experience, managing a business or supervising people with proven sales & marketing experience. Couple must be caring and compassionate, love to work with seniors abd have excellent leadership and organizational skills. Send resumes to LIFE & HEALTH PRODUCERS WANTED. Weekly Income + Salary to Start. Ample Weekly Leads. Weekly & Monthly bonuses. Comprehensive Benefit Package. Drivers License Required. Melissa Murphy 1-800485-9706

AWESOME CAREER OPPORTUNITY. $20/hr/ $57K/yr, Postal jobs, Pd Training, Vac. Benefits. Call M-F, 8-5CST. 888-3616551, Ext.1034 EARN UP to $30 per hour. Experience not Required. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments Call 800-720-3708

MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED! Earn $150$300/Day. All Looks, Types & Ages. Television, Feature Films, Commercials & Print. No Experience Necessary. FT/PT 1800-340-8404 ext 1007

EARN UP to $500 weekly assembling our angel pins in the comfort of your home. No experience required. Call 813-699-4038 or 813-425-4361 or visit

UNDERCOVER SHOPPERS earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail/dining establishments. Exp. not required. Call 1-800-491-7982 WORK AT HOME. Government Jobs, data entry, clerical benefits. $12-$48 hr. FT/PT. Call 1-888-293-7370.

GOVERNMENT JOBS - $12-$48/hr Paid Training, full benefits. Call for information on current hiring positions in Homeland Security, Wildlife, Clerical and professional. 1-800320-9353 x 2100 BIKES FOR TYKES look for them in Items under $100 Super savers ads

MYSTERY SHOPPERS! Earn up to $150 daily. Get paid to shop pt/ft. Call now 800690-1272.


THE TOWN of Essex is requesting a proposal for the services of a CPA. The CPA is to help set up the bookwork for the construction of our wastewater collection system and treatment plant, assist as needed during construction, and conduct a single point audit after the completion of the project to the satisfaction of the Town of Essex, EFC, RD, and any other interested parties. Please send your proposal, experience and references by October 1 to: Town of Essex PO Box 355 Essex New York 12936 A NEW CAREER IN JUST 71 DAYS… ADIRONDACK DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL, INC. ROWLAND STREET, BALLSTON SPA. BENEFITS, JOB SECURITY, GREAT PAY! READERS DIGEST CALLED DENTAL ASSISTING ONE OF THE “RECESSION PROOF” CAREERS IN THE MARCH 2009 ISSUE! CHECK OUT THE TESTIMONIALS ON OUR WEBSITE NEXT CLASS STARTS 9/19/09 10 WEEK COURSE – SATURDAYS ONLY * 8AM TO 5 PM PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE! CALL KAREN TODAY AT 518-363-0008 AND SECURE YOUR PLACE IN OUR NEXT CLASS BEFORE IT FILLS UP! VESID APPROVED! NYS LICENSED! CDL DRIVERS Wanted Minimum 3 Yrs Experience Clean License BEE LINE TRUCKING 4566 Rt 11 Ellenburg Depot, NY 518-907-4472 COOK FALL Weekends. Serve, safer, certified. 518-494-2620. KEENE CENTRAL School is accepting applications for a P/T Cafeteria Helper position. Please contact Julie Holbrook, Cafeteria Manager, for information 518-576-4555.

INSTRUCTION & TRAINING FORCE PROTECTION Security Details. $73K - $220K Paid Training! Kidnapping Prevention. $250 - $1000/day. Call 1-615891-1163, Ext. 812,

Here is our e-mail address:

PICKERS/COLLECTORS For Tree seeds & Berries Buying fresh Barberries. 9/1/09-9/20/09 Call Jim H. 607-535-7955

Temporary On-Call (Substitute) Teacher/ Student Aide Training Class Locations are: CVES Plattsburgh/Mineville Campuses, Plattsburgh City Schools, & Willsboro 8:00 - 3:00 at the Plattsburgh Campus Finger Printing cost is $94.25 at the applicant’s expense Call 561-0100 ext. 218 for application. Must Meet Civil Service Requirements! A completed application with a copy of a GED, High School or College Diploma, letter of intent, resume and three letters of reference must be received by the application deadline. Eligible candidates will be notified with a detailed agenda.

Next training date: 9/21/09 Application deadline: 9/11/09

SCIENCE TEACHER Immediate vacancy, Crown Point Central School, NY State Certificate required. Call 518-597-4200 for an application. Send completed application, resume, certification, transcripts, and three letters of reference to Mrs. Shari L. Brannock, Superintendent, P.O. Box 35, Crown Point, NY, 12928, September 8, 2009 EOE. SERVERS-COOKS-MECHANIC Rudder Club at Essex Shipyard’s hiring. Resumes to Or in person 2266 Lakeshore Rd. Essex, NY WANTED SENIOR 55 or older to do clerical work, PT @ APA Ray Brook. Call 800-4352471 or 518-963-7106 (Morris)


Hometown Chevrolet Oldsmobile 152 Broadway Whitehall, NY • (518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe




Need an auto? Need someone to take that auto off your hands?

Find what you’re looking for here!


AUTO ACCESSORIES 4 COOPER Lifeliner Classic II Steel Belted Radial all Season Tires P195/65R15 For Sale $100 OBO Call 518-643-9391 BED EXTENDER for Toyota Tacoma Truck, fits thru 2005 series $80. 518-766-2219 FOR SALE 2 kelly safari tires 205 75 r15 like new (518) 946-7434 FOUR P175/ 70, R13 X-Trac tires $150, New 518-852-0709 FOUR TIRES: P185/70R14...sold car...good condition (518) 594-7203 (518) 594-7203 SNOW TIRES 225/60R 16, used one season. Asking $80. 802-758-2790 SNOW TIRES Cooper Weathermaster, excellent condition, 195/60R15 $60 for 4. Get Ready For Winter. 518-637-8198 SPORT 20-SV Sears car carrier, $50 Firm. 802-388-2464 for more info. TIRES, SET of 4, 185/70 R13, Radials, very good condition 470. 802-446-3919 TIRES: 8 Michelin 225/70r/19.5 load range G. Good condition. $100 each 518-563-6243 TRUCK CAP fiberglass, black, fits Ford Ranger $275. 518-962-2371


AAAA ** DONATION Donate your Car Boat or Real Estate. IRS Tax Deductible. Free Pick-up/Tow. Any Model/Condition. Help Under Privileged Children. Outreach Center. 1-800-928-7566 DONATE VEHICLE: RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON. NOAH’S ARC SUPPORT NO KILL SHELTERS, RESEARCH TO ADVANCE VETERINARY TREATMENTS FREE TOWING, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, NONRUNNERS ACCEPTED 1-866-912-GIVE DONATE YOUR CAR Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS Recognized Charity. Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy Children. 1-800-596-4011 DONATE YOUR CAR, Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS Recognized Charity. Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy Children. 1-800-930-4543 DONATE YOUR CAR, TREE OF LIFE, “Food on Wheels” Program, Family Relief Services, Tax Deduction Receipt Given OnThe-Spot, Any Condition, FREE TOW within 3 hrs 24/7, 1-800-364-5849, 1-877-44MEALS. DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING “Cars for Kids” Any Condition. Tax Deductible Outreach Center 1-800-521-7566 DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING. “Cars for Kids”. Any condition. Tax deductible Outreach Center. 1-800-597-9411

BOATS 10 FOOT boat and trailer, come & look $250.00 As Is. 802-683-1143 16’ ALUMINUM Starcraft, complete w/camping equipment, fishing equipment & Life Jackets, $1600 OBO. 518-891-7041 17FT ALUMINUM canoe. good condition. $150.00 (802) 434-2273 18HP JOHNSON Motor (outboard) $250. 802-773-9287 1982 WELLCRAFT 20’ Cuddy, 270HP Merc Cruiser, excellent condition, well maintained, full canvas, Bimini Top, full cover, galvanized trailer, Sacrifice @ $3500 Firm. 518-5857630 1986 18’ VIP bow rider & Force 125HP outboard motor. Well maintained, ready to water ski. Trailer included. $1,200. (518) 4944398. 1990 15’ THUNDERCRAFT W/FORCE 85 OB MOTOR. VERY LIGHT USE. HOUSED IN SHELTERED BOAT HOUSE ON LOWER SARANAC LAKE ENTIRE LIFE. LIKE NEW CONDITION. CRESCENT BAY MARINA BOAT SLIP AVAILABLE TO BUYER. GREAT BOAT FOR YOUNG FAMILY. WILL PULL TUBE OR SKIER $2500. (518) 527-2250 PADDLEBOATS $250, with canopy $295. 2 years old. Pelican yellow/blue. Good condition. Lake Placid. (518) 524-7890

CANOE LIKE new. Fiberglass 17ft.. $300.00 Call 518-494-0044 or 518-6418533

4’ YORK Rake, brand new, used once, $450 Firm. 518-582-5503

GRUMMAN ALUMINUM Canoe $495.00. 518-543-6067

NEW 3PT. Hitch back blade, medium duty, 7 positions, 7’. $450. 518-639-5353

KAYAK SPRAY skirt, for Kayak Cockpit measuring 21 1/2” wide X 40” long, brand new, never used, tags still on. New $50. Asking $40 Call 518-873-2424

NH 258 Rake with Dolly wheels $2850; NH 256 $1400; NH 256 $1850 with dolly wheels; JD 310 R Baler $3050; Bush Hogs $300 up. 518-639-5353.



1966 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr. coupe, automatic, 70,000 org. miles, driving condition, Best offer. 518-946-7550 1995 DODGE Stratus, 1998 ext/c Dakota Pickup 4x4, 1993 14 ft box truck com., 1982 CJ 7 304 V8 4 speed, 1992 Yamaha 350 4x4 Big Bear, 518-597-3270 1995 ISUZU Rodeo, body/frame perfect, four wheel, front end rebuilt, needs trans $499 firm 518-643-2947 1998 GMC 4x4 w/ extra cab $4800; 2002 Mercury Sable $3600; 99 Ford Ranger 4 cyl., 5spd., $1100; 95 Buick $950; 81 Monte Carlo 66,000 miles $1500. 518-494-4727 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.


2003 HARLEY Davidson, Anniversary Edition low rider, 30K miles, manufacturers warranty until 2010, to many extras to list, $9000 518-623-4565 WANTED CARPENTERS in Ticonderoga. Call 603-502-2245 or email 2008 SUZUKI Boulevard C109R black extras 1500 miles moving must sell asking $9500.00 garaged call after five weekdays (518) 637-1386 MOTORCYCLE HONDA 350, 4cyl., 1953, 12,000 miles, Classic. $350.00. 518-5231720

REC VEHICLES SALES/RENTALS 1997 AMERICAN Star Fifth Wheel, 33 WRKD/Slide, tub/shower, 17’ awning, ladder, power jacks, spare tire, rear hitch, no smoke, excellent condition. $12,000 518-494-7801.

AUTO DONATIONS DONATE A CAR HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-578-0408 DONATE A CAR: TIMOTHY HILL CHILDREN’S RANCH. Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for 29 years. Nonrunners OK. 1-866-519-6046. DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-4685964

TRUCK OR VAN FOR SALE 1986 CHEVY Custom Deluxe 4x4 with Fisher Plow. Call for details $450. 518-802-0830 94 FORD F-150, 96,500 miles, cruise, A/C, auto, $2400. 518-576-9312

Out with the old, in with the new! Sell what you don’t want. Check the Classified Superstore.


SATURDAY September 5, 2009




SALES EVENT 2009 Chevy Impala

STK# 1306

2008 Pontiac G6 GT

Must present at time of sale.

DON’T FORGET TO ASK to be upgraded to our extended service plans...

STK# 1308


CD, AT, Cruise

NOW $16,995

NOW $12,888

2007 Nissan Altima STK# 092018A

2007 Honda Fit STK# 097129A

Rare Car

Save $$$ On Gas!

NOW $15,788

NOW $12,577

2008 Chevy Malibu STK# 1312

2007 Toyota 4Runner STK# 097121B

STK# 097137A

4x4, LT

NOW $19,777

2005 Chevy Equinox LT 2006 Chevy Trailblazer LT STK# 1313

STK# 1315

Mint...Like New!

4x4, One Owner

Leather, Low Miles, Loaded

Leather, Roof, 17K

NOW $17,488

NOW $22,788

NOW $15,995

NOW $18,232

2004 Saturn Ion

2005 Saturn Vue

2005 Chevy Cavalier

2006 Buick LaCrosse

STK# 1316

STK# 1285B

STK# 1310A

STK# 107000A

AT, Real Clean

5 Spd., One Owner

RD, AT, 2 Dr., A/C

One Owner, 28K

NOW $7,987

NOW $8,888

NOW $5,888

NOW $14,222

Shop Us 24 Hrs. at 39941


SATURDAY September 5, 2009

(518) 873-6389


Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY


Dealer #7085874

Affordable & Unbeatable Prices! Only at Adirondack Chevy!

Out Our Great Selection Of Pre-Owned Vehicles Today!

& ‘06 Pontiac Solstice Convertible!

Low Miles

Stk. #CN9A, Leather! Loaded!


15,865 or




‘07 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

Low Miles! Stk. #AP1164

Stk. #AP1191, Auto, Air, Pwr. Windows & Locks, 17K Mi.

Stk. #AP1190, Fully Loaded with Stow and Go Seating! 13K Miles


19,780 or

12,980 or Moonroof * per



‘94 Chevy Camaro

‘04 Chevy Avalanche

‘09 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT




for 75 mos.

‘09 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4





22,580 or


‘06 Toyota 4 Runner

Stk. #AJ92A, Z71, 4x4, Leather, Moonroof, 5.3L, Fully Loaded!


16,960 or




Great Shape!



per month



Stk. #CM193A, 4x4, Air, Cruise, Pwr. Windows & Locks, 43,000 Miles, Fiberglass Car!



23,380 or




13,560 or




per month

for 48 mos.

Vehicles Are Under $210 A Month!!! ‘08 Dodge Avenger SXT

‘05 Dodge Stratus SXT

Fully Loaded, Plus A Moon Roof! 48k Miles

Air, Cruise, Pwr Windows, Automotive, 48k Miles

$11,380 or

$8,500 or



per month



Stk. #CM208A

per month

‘07 Chevy Aveo

‘04 Jeep Grand Cherokee

5 Dr, 5 Spd, Air, Cruise, Pwr Windows, 76k Miles

6 Cyl., Fully Loaded, 98k Miles, Excellent Condition!

$5,800 or

$7,960 or

40+ MPG

$ Stk. #CM157A

Low Miles!

Stk. #ACM196A2, SR5, Fully Loaded! 27K Low Miles!

Stk. #G190B, V6, Auto., T-Tops!

for 75 mos.

‘03 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab

Like New!

Low Miles!



for 75 mos.

Great Buy!


per month



for 63 mos.

Looking For A Deal? Stop In & See Buzzy, Bucky Or Todd For Some * Tax, title, extra. Good Ole’ Down To Earth, North Country Savings! registration

•• CHECK-UP ••

$ 3Check Wipers

3Oil Change 3Check Belts 3Check All Fluids 3Fill Washer Fluid



* Exclude Diesel.

For an Appointment Call Ann Whitney, Service Manager Today at 873-6389

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