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The Gallant family from Burlington, Ontario, pauses for a moment at the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum Exhibit at the Herb Brooks Arena in the Lake Placid Olympic Center. The exhibit shows some of the times that were collected following the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit will be in Lake Placid through the end of the month. Several local communities will also take a moment to remember those who sacrifices and who lost their life on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. See page 17 for more on the exhibit. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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LAKE PLACID — For the most part, the cleanup was easy at the sites run by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. “We have been operating all of our facilities as of today (Sept. 1),” Jon Lundin, spokesman with ORDA, said. “We did some

inspections at all of our sites to make sure that everything was safe and as of this morning, we were able to have everything reopened.” Lundin said the tallest ORDA facility, Whiteface Mountain, was the one that sustained the most damage in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene Aug. 28.

“We had some boulder and rock debris,” Lundin said. “The hardest hit was the Kids Kampus area, but we will have it up and ready for the ski season.” Lundin also said there were some power lines at the mountain that had to have trees cleared off them, and there was one transformer that was, “toppled.”


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KEENE — Rocco Giampaolo forgot to tell Gov. Andrew Cuomo that his building needs a new furnace. The governor spent part of his Labor Day in Essex County and visited with government officials, volunteers and residents in Keene, including Giampaolo and his wife, Mandy, who own a building on Route 73 that houses the Wake Up Call coffeehouse. During his walk from Dartbrook Rustic Goods to the Keene firehouse Sept. 5, Cuomo stopped to talk with locals and volunteers cleaning up buildings damaged by Tropical Storm Irene Aug. 28. He was followed by a pack of journalists for most of the walk but had a private conversation with the Gi-

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We got the gondola’s going Sept. 1,” Lundin said. “The Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway was open on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and the elevator to the top of the mountain was open Sept. 1.” Lundin said venues like the bobsled track and ski jumps weathered the storm well and were all cleared after inspection. Au SABLE FORKS — Days after Tropical Storm Irene showed little to no mercy here, the residents of Au Sable Forks, Jay and Upper Jay started to pick up the pieces. “We can’t live here any more,” Sidney “Sid” Smith said about his home in Au Sable Forks. “The water was up to my waist. We’ve spent CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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n April we thought the flooding couldn’t get any worse. Then came August and Hurricane Irene. Our beautiful and tranquil Boquet River, along with its sister streams, came out of their banks, like nothing we had ever seen. The Boquet did some of its worst damage on River and Water streets. Almost every house had water in the basement. The Old Mill neighborhood fared worse. Mud and debris swirled through the living room and kitchen, leaving its dirty mark up the walls. A lost staircase was found up against a tree, and buildings from Maple to River streets were lifted off their foundations and deposited where they didn’t belong. Sharon Hutchins lost her Red Barn Shop, leaving us without a place to buy antiques. Bub’s, Wilson’s and stores on Water Street were invaded by Barton Brook and The Branch. New Russia made headlines when Roaring Brook lived up to its name and cut a new channel through Marli Pinter ’s house. Our brave firemen used a boat to rescue Paul McCoy and family. Superintendent Gail Else and the school staff opened ELCS as a shelter, with cots supplied by Patty

Bashaw and the Rescue Squad. More than 30 people spent Sunday night in the shelter, with Stewart’s and Grand Union providing refreshments. The residents of Boquet Senior Housing and other people forced from their homes by rising water were among those seeking shelter. Stranded travelers from I-87 also found their way to our school for the night. Monday morning arrived with sunshine, and the rivers back in their banks. It took a while for the Town, County and State Highway Departments to assess all the bridges and roads that had suffered damage. News began to trickle in of even more wreckage in the towns of Keene, Moriah and Jay. The Fire Department did amazing work pumping water out of basements. People who were fortunate enough to live above the floodwaters, pitched in to help those who weren’t so lucky. A week later the dump trucks still rumble through our town carrying giant rocks used to repair our washed out roads. And Army camouflage vehicles mark the arrival of soldiers who will help Essex County recover from Hurricane Irene.

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orry about the out-of-date info on the Wadhams bridge closure last week. At first it sounded like it might be a while before it could be inspected (there were 800 bridges that needed inspection after Irene, I heard). But because the water flowed around the side and down across the road next to the bridge, rather than flowing into the bridge directly, the inspection was less of a big deal. Luckily, the bridge was open again by Tuesday morning. I've heard from Wadhamsites that the water was only a few feet below the bridge, though. A number of homes in Wadhams had significant property damage, and neighbors turned out during the storm and after to help out. If you have a story about the storm you’d like to share, drop me an email and I’ll pass it along to readers. There are a couple of big attractions coming up at the Depot Theatre, including the world premiere of The Cabbage Patch, by Canadian playwright Daniel Lillford, which runs Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Broadway star and Depot veteran

John Christopher Jones will direct, and the cast includes Shami McCormick, the Depot's artistic director. Name-your-price night for this show is Monday, Sept. 12. Call the Depot at 962-4449 for information and reservations. The other big attraction at the Depot is the show of Paul Rossi's portraits of Westport's own Delaney Sears. The 21 paintings will be on display in the Depot lobby starting Sept. 6, and others have already gone out to China and Europe. And the Champlain chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a memorial service for victims of 9/11 at the county building in Elizabethtown on Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:15 p.m. Visitors will gather around the flag pole for a short service by the Reverend Fred Shaw to commemorate those who lost their lives ten years ago at the World Trade Center and elsewhere. Congratulations to Wendell Hughes, week 10 winner of the $50 Heritage House raffle, to the $75 bonus prize winners Bill Johnston, Jane Preston, and Bruce Estus, and to the $250 grand prize winner, Nancy Decker.

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his week the NCSPCA would like to announce the upcoming Gimme Shelter benefit to be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Westport Country Club at noon (registration begins at 11 a.m.) We will be matching contributions dollar-fordollar toward support of our new shelter. This golf extravaganza should be fun for everyone, with a buffet and prizes following completion of play. The format will be 18-hole scramble. Cost is $260 per team ($65/player). To download a printable application, please visit our website at Our featured pet this week is Ginger, a beautiful, tortoiseshell Domestic Shorthair/mix who loves to tell you when she is happy with her chirping voice. Ginger is a sweet-natured, friendly girl who just wants a home where she can cuddle up to someone and feel loved. She likes flirt by rolling over onto her back and look at you upside down ... “please rub my tummy!” Your heart will melt when you meet this young lady!


’m sorry there wasn’t an Essex column last week, but with no phone, no power and roads closed everywhere, it was nearly impossible. Irene seemed a lot like a snowstorm, with handfuls of rain flung from the sky and winds shaking the house. We lost power on Sunday afternoon, and Monday Amy went to work early, thinking there had to be power in Plattsburgh. She was wrong. Ginny and I walked over to check on a neighbors’ house — they went to Mongolia for three weeks and left me in charge of their house plants. All was fine there, and after we got home I got on my tractor and went out to mow our old hay fields, unaware of the mayhem Irene delivered to the Champlain Valley. It was clear and cool, with a fine breeze from the northwest, and I worked until noon and then went to town to find an Internet connection to send off a column. The transfer station was open, a good sign, but Essex was out of power so I headed for Willsboro


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ell the storm “Irene” did pay us a visit; the normally quiet Boquet River filled up quickly and overflowed its banks and flooded the Main Street. Many trees came down and caused road blockage and power outages, some for a few days. We truly take electric power for granted and we are lost when we no longer have it available. We are most grateful to the many utility, local and other workers that came to our rescue. Our storm damage could have been much worse when we watch the news reports of the damage around us. Regardless, this was a big weekend for my family as annually between my two daughters and my birthdays only three days apart and the Labor Day holiday; the storm did not stop our getting together. My granddaughter Christie Flanagan also brought her friend Tim Cronin up to introduce him to the Adirondacks, together they all pitched in to assist in cleaning up our storm damage at our camp and celebrating

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to use the library’s connection and grab a little lunch. The Boquet vetoed that plan, having flooded across Route 22 by the hardware store. There was no power, no lunch, and doubts that any roads to Elizabethtown were passable. It was very strange to see the violence of nature on one of the nicer days of the summer. All week long convoys of bucket and tree working trucks passed our house, much like the ice storm of 1998, and eventually the power came back on. I am thinking about getting a generator because it seems clear that our climate, for whatever reason, is growing more unstable and unpredictable. And the hurricane season is just beginning. This Saturday there’s going to be a square dance at the Whallonsburg Grange to benefit those affected by the storm. The dancing starts at 7 p.m. The transfer station has a dumpster available for storm damaged items, free of charge, and the grange parking lot is a collection point for debris from trees.

our birthdays. The Feeley family enjoyed the wedding of David & Terry Feeley on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Keeseville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Edie Poland performed the marriage and their reception was held in the couple’s back yard, congratulations. Last Sunday’s performance of the Campbell Family gospel singers held their performance regardless of the start of the storm. A good size crowd came out to enjoy their music a rare treat. Once again a reminder that school started this past week and we need to be mindful when driving in the school area or watch for school busses. Happy Birthday to Terri Gillam Sept. 8, Nicole Belzile Sept. 9, Darren Darrah Sept. 9, Marion Clark Sept. 11, Roy Sayward Sept. 11, Sam Marcotte Sept. 14, Susan Swenson, Sept. 19, Richard DeNeal Sept. 20, Lori Sayward Sept. 20, Frank Rankin Sept. 20. Happy Anniversary to Ruth & Harris Young Sept. 15.

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rene has come and gone but we will be feeling the effects of the storm for quite a while. Many residences and businesses on Route 9 by AuSable Chasm took a lot of water damage. Last I checked the Family Dollar was still closed while being repaired. The bridge by TDBank North has reopened but a lot of construction is happening to the bridge over by the Keeseville Fire Department. Traffic seemed to move pretty fairly even with all the rerouting and detours. Not remembering that this past Monday was Labor Day I won’t be able to call the Village Office for an update on conditions and a timetable of repairs so I will report that in next week’s column. As far as I know the Chesterfield Fish and Game Club is still having the Sportman’s Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Admission is open to everyone not just club members with a price of five dollars for adults and children under twelve free. On display and sale at his year ’s show will be guns, knives, hunting accessories, ammunition, military surplus items, archery equipment, crafts and craft-

ing supplies, jewelry, antiques and collectibles. The times will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Refreshments will include hamburgers, hot dogs, michigans, fries, sodas and candy bars with the kitchen serving from 10 p.m. until 4 p.m. At 10 a.m. there will also be a Live Birds of Prey exhibition by the Adirondack Habitat Society’s Wendy Hall. For anything related to this event please call 643-2651 or 524-7068. Again, all are welcome to come out to the show. This is the final week of the Keeseville Free Library’s Annual Local Artist Exhibition and Sale. Again I went to see the exhibition and it was very well done with many interesting pieces in many different mediums at many different prices. It is definitely worth taking the time to check out. Again my thoughts are with all who were affected by Irene. After almost a week I am glad to finally see a chipmunk and some birds visit my feeder. It’s been eerily quiet since Monday. Hopefully everything will return to normal for everybody soon. Take care.

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LAKE PLACID — A newly formed group that wants to convert the Adirondack Scenic Railroad line into a 34-mile recreational trail met wide support at its organizational meeting Aug. 30 at the Crown Plaza. The organization’s goal is to remove the rails and ties from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake completely, Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates steering committee member and local business person Lee Keet said. “We’ve had an 11-year-plus experiment with running a rail train between Placid and Saranac Lake,” Keet said. “It has never been profitable. And it is costing, you, the taxpay-

ers a documented $380,000 a year.” Keet said there were hidden costs for the Department of Transportation to maintain the railway. For example, a new crossing was recently installed at Route 86 going into Saranac Lake that cost almost $200,000. Pete Gores, of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, speaking from the audience, said the railway is profitable. “The railroad has always made money up here,” Gores said. “That it doesn’t make money is absolutely 100 percent wrong.” Keet said that according to an independent study done by Camoin Associates, the recreational trail would bring to the region more than 20,000 new bicyclists and 20 new permanent jobs, among other benefits.

Saranac Lake unveils new VA clinic SARANAC LAKE — Veterans from the Tri-Lakes gathered in downtown Saranac Lake Thursday afternoon for the grand opening of a new veterans affairs clinic. The facility actually opened to patients in July and this week’s event was more ceremonial in nature. Thursday’s occasion was an emotional one – especially for those who spent years making it a reality. It was a gloomy and overcast Thursday – but the ominous skies did little to dampen the festive atmosphere outside Saranac Lake’s new veterans affairs clinic. A large crowd of veterans young and old gathered across from Saranac Lake’s train depot to watch the ribbon cutting for the new clinic – a facility years in the making. Frank Karl, a veteran and adjutant of the local VFW, spent the better part of three years lobbying officials with the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany to establish a community-based outpatient clinic in Saranac Lake. His eyes beamed as he looked at the VA clinic – a brand-new addition to the historic Branch and Callanan building. “Very selfishly, over the years, I saw a lot of things that weren’t done and a lot of our veterans going homeless and without treatment,” Karl said. “It’s just a great feeling to have played a little part in getting this here where we can address more of those people. So yeah, I feel good – but I feel good for our veterans.” This clinic is important to people like Frank Karl on many levels – but at its core, it’s about caring for the 4,500-plus veterans who live in the greater Saranac Lake area. For decades, these vets have had to drive at least an hour to receive basic medical care. Linda Weiss is director of the Stratton VA Medical Center. She notes that 30 percent of the people being served by the new clinic are entering into the veterans care system for the first time.

“Of all the patients we’ve seen here now, we have a whole lot of veterans who have never used there VA services or benefits before,” she said. “So we’re really delighted to be here in the community for them.” Weiss sais the new clinic is providing a wide array of care for veterans – from basic check-ups and on-site physicals to behavioral health and telemedicine networking with specialists in places like Albany and Syracuse. One of the key players in bringing in the clinic was North Country Congressman Bill Owens – who comes from a family with a storied military background. “So for us, it’s very important that these kinds of services be provided, because I think that everybody in the audience has had an experience where they’ve had a friend, a neighbor, a loved one, who needed the services of the VA and understand how important that is.” The VA clinic here is part of a larger push to make Saranac Lake a healing destination for veterans young and old. That’s why Stratton is partnering with organizations like Homeward Bound – which aims to set up a rehabilitation and reintegration service for vets – and Paul Smith’s College, which continues to look for new and innovative ways to help servicemen and women seek higher education. But for Frank Karl, the flashy telemedicine features and the new digs at the Saranac Lake clinic can’t replace simply having people who care in the community. Before the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Karl recounted a moment he experienced recently while sitting in the waiting room at the clinic. “And this woman was sitting next to me, and all of a sudden, she started to cry,” he said. “So I reach over and tapped her hand and she said it was all right. When it was over and done with, she said, ‘This is the first time in over 20 years I’ve been able to get rid of the nightmares and the stuff I was holding in.’ She said she was so thankful after all this time to come back to life.”

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Lindy Ellis, of Saranac Lake, speaking from the audience, said the trail would be a significant tourist attraction. “In Minnesota, bike touring is a billion dollar industry, larger than hunting and snowmobiling combined,” Ellis said. “People travel long distances to get to trails that are really exceptional. Jim McCulley, president of the Lake Placid Snowmobile Club, argued Aug. 30 at the And I think that Crown Plaza in favor of the conversion of the Adirondack railroad line into a 34-mile Photo by jon Hochschartner this trail would recreational trail. be really excepJim McCulley, president of the Lake Placid tional.” Snowmobile Club, and a member of ARTA’s Dick Beamish, founder of the Adirondack steering committee, said snowmobilers Explorer newsmagazine, and an ARTA steer- couldn’t ride on railroad tracks for a numing committee member, offered a backhand- ber of reasons. ed compliment to the operators of the “For snowmobiling to be possible on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, saying their rail bed during the winter time, we need two project was a poor investment. feet of snow minimum,” McCulley said. “Hats off the railroad people,” Beamish “That snow has to be of a proper consistensaid. “To create and run a tourist train for 12 cy.” years, when it attracts few riders, depends Riding on the rails outside of these condion government support and does little or tions causes damage to one’s machine. Renothing to benefit the local economy — this moving the tracks would allow for more requires extraordinary persistence, dedica- winter riding days for snowmobilers, Mction and skill.” Culley said. The town of North Elba has received a fedJohn Hopkinson, of Lake Placid, speaking eral grant for $1.2 million, which, added to from the audience, said putting the converearlier grants and available funding, sion to a vote would help convince elected amounts to $3.3 million, Beamish said. This officials to change the status quo. money should be allocated to create the “I think around this room we’re kind of recreational trail connecting the Tri-Lakes. somewhat preaching to the choir,” Hopkin“In addition to this, another $600,000 (is) son said. “What I would like to suggest is to be gained from salvaging the rails and that someone put together a well-constructtied,” Beamish said. “So that adds up to $3.9 ed, non-binding referendum that goes onto million and that would cover most, if not all, the local elections.” of the cost of a recreational trail from Placid Carl Knoch, an invited speaker at the to Tupper.” event, the northeast trails director for the Diane Miller, of Saranac Lake, speaking national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, profrom the audience, said the recreational trail vided case studies of conversions in Pennmight have to find other sources of funding. sylvania similar to the one advocated for by “It seems like being in America in today is ARTA. finding another way; the funds aren’t there “If you build it, they will come and they for anything,” Miller said. “I think part of it will spend money,” Knoch said, summarizis....using our own manpower.” ing his research.

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et the craziness begin. With September comes the cool touch of morning fog, the sound of Canada Geese, the sight of fall foliage, and the taste of newly harvested apples. What’s most striking, however, is the mind-scrambling list of things to do. It’s like someone has thrown 100 balls in the air for each person to catch. School children were enjoying their last free weeks of summer in mid-August when stores began putting Halloween candy and costumes in the aisles. Against our will, retailers have placed us on a conveyor belt on the fast track to Christmas, which starts a new run of holidays that won’t end until next summer. So much for the school year. As Tropical Storm Irene slammed the door on our summer of fun, she turned our world upside down. For motorists, detours are an inconvenience, but for some residents, the damage to their homes and businesses was life-altering. Many had no flood insurance. Many are still trying to clean up and rebuild. Many are hurrying before the onset of winter. With or without the governor ’s “Labor for Your Neighbor” program, neighbors would have helped each other out, rebuilding and raising money for recovery. And although we take exception to the volunteers’ white T-shirts that said, “Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Labor for Your Neighbor Hurricane Clean-Up Team,” because it seems a little self-promotional, we think it was a great idea to mobilize volunteers in hard-hit communities and put volunteerism up on a pedestal where it belongs. We give the governor points for building a “team” and getting things done. He even got a number of administration officials to volunteer on Labor Day weekend in Irenesuffering communities throughout the state. With a slick PR campaign surrounding his every move, perhaps a run for the White House is in Mr. Cuomo’s future come 2016. When visiting Keene on Labor Day, the governor dressed the part with blue jeans and work boots. Although his white governor ’s shirt got soaked with rain, it did not get dirty, despite Cuomo’s having carried a single bucket of mud from one end of a yard to the other, just so we could snap a picture

of New York’s chief “at work.” We commend one newspaper columnist, a Keene Valley resident, for refusing to take Cuomo’s picture during the bucket shot. Give him credit. Andrew Cuomo gets things done. From an on-time state budget to a same-sex marriage law, rebuilding roads and bridges after the spring floods, and rebuilding Route 73 from Keene Valley to the Northway after Tropical Storm Irene, people jump when the governor says “jump.” Experts told Cuomo it would take several months to open Route 73. But did he listen? No. “I believe we can get one lane open in 10 days,” Cuomo said at the Keene firehouse Sept. 5. “After 10 days, I told the team in Albany, ‘Either wheels are going to roll or heads are going to roll.’” Now that’s the kind of leadership we need. And let’s not forget the local officials caught up in the aftermath of Irene. We’ve seen tremendous leadership from people like Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas and their respective town board members and employees. We’ve seen them in action, and we admire their commitment to helping their communities. The real story on Labor Day weekend was the community spirit of helping those in need. We can’t thank the volunteers enough for raking, and cleaning and shoveling. Some were residents and others were visiting Essex County from all over the state and as far away as California. While there’s been a lot of progress in the past two weeks, there is much more that needs to be done in this recovery effort. Lives of many Adirondackers will never be the same after the flooding this year. They’re our neighbors and our friends. Please continue to help make someone’s life a little less hectic this fall.

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September 10, 2011

Lessons from Irene


gion, no concern for who ropical Storm Irene makes how much or what is dealt our region a ones social position. None of serious blow. The that, just helping hands and destruction is evident in hearts stepping forward to every direction you look. help carry the load, large or While the flooding desmall. stroyed roads, bridges and The freedoms we enjoy are wreaked havoc with baseon full display during this ments and yards, it also type of crisis. There is no served to highlight some more rewarding feeling then very important issues. Dan Alexander giving of oneself for nothing Those not directly affectThoughts from more than a smile and a ed by the storm may argue Behind the Pressline thank you. But those opporthat it was overhyped by our tunities don’t go away when elected officials and media. we aren’t challenged in the way Irene chalWe were all reminded of the destruction lenged us. They are on display every day these storms can have even in areas that aren’t generally affected by tropical throughout the region, state and country whenever someone lends another a helpstorms. The warnings are given for a reason, and ing hand. So many good causes to help we are wise to listen and be prepared. Far each other at times we take them for grantbetter to be ready than to be caught off ed. It’s exactly this type of spirit we need to guard when we are given such advanced be reminded of when we address the many notice as we had with Irene. Lives were saved, and while some might have felt in- other problems facing our country. Let’s convenienced, the millions of inconven- not worry about who gets credit for what, iences don’t add up to one life. We can be let’s all just roll up our sleeves and work together to solve the problem. There will thankful more lives weren’t lost. Second, our governor reaffirmed the be time later on to argue about the finer confidence we’ve placed in his leadership points. With the 10-year anniversary of the terof our state. His confident leadership has provided hope to those affected. He’s made rorist attacks of Sept. 11 coming up this good on his promises and he has demon- weekend, we are reminded of what acts of strated that he cares even about the small- unselfish commitment to help a stranger are all about. So as the many around us est of communities. Strong words like “Either wheels are go- who go about putting their lives, homes ing to roll or heads are going to roll” are and communities back together let us all both comforting to those affected and mo- keep in mind the strong sense of unity we tivating to the many teams working all felt after 9-11 and sense of accomplisharound the clock to repair our infrastruc- ment and satisfaction we feel when helpture. In his short time in office, he has dis- ing those struggling to recover from this recent devastation. played the type of characteristics we’ve Just imagine what we could accomplish long to see in our elected leaders. To date he has made good on the budget and now as a nation if we could act in this manner without the need to respond a catastrophnavigating through this major crisis; his leadership is a welcome sight, and he’s ic event and what a difference it would come into office at a time when we need a make in so many lives. We will always be faced with tough chalstrong leader. The other major fact that has once again lenges, but working together there is little been so very evident in the past few weeks we can’t accomplish when we pull our regoes right to heart of what this country is sources and act unselfishly for the good of all about. The American spirit is alive and all. well and is hard at work doing what we’ve Dan Alexander is publisher and owner of always done supporting each other when our backs are against the wall. No bicker- Denton Publications. He may be reached at ing, no questioning of someone’s motives, political views, sexual orientation, reli-

September 10, 2011

Valley News - 7

Close relationships hurt sometimes


Thankful for assistance To the Valley News: I wanted to take a brief second and share this with the surrounding communities. My mother had severe health issues at the beginning of Hurricane Irene and needed to be hospitalized. I wanted to sincerely thank Dr. Herbert Savel and his staff for their attentiveness, and genuine caring of my mom during her hours of need. The levels of professionalism shown by this doctor and staff supersedes any I have seen with the exception of my own Dr. Charles Moisan. Also I want to thank the numerous staff (unfortunately the names I can’t remember) at the Elizabethtown Community hospital for their dedication to the people of Elizabethtown and the surrounding areas. We are so fortunate to have these people in our community, some to drive extensively to be there, as well as locally. It’s very obvious that these people care and the dedication should not go unnoticed. The level of professionalism, caring and genuine concern for my mom was overwhelming, and each and every one of you is to be commended on the jobs you do each and every day without falter. Again, my sincere gratitude and thanks to all of you. I know you may say, “It’s my job,” but I believe that I was shown much more than that. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Scott Gowdy Lewis

Learn from Lowe’s To the Valley News: What happened to Lowe’s in Ticonderoga is a case study in what not to do if you want to create jobs in the U.S. Instead of being welcomed with open arms and tax exemptions, Lowe’s was involved in years of time consuming and expensive litigations waged by state and federal agencies, private agencies and victims groups. When they finally resolved all the battles and had the go-ahead to open, they were hit with the double whammy of the economy tanking and the shut-down of the bridge connecting New York State to Vermont (due to mismanagement, negligence, and incompetence, on the part of the DOT.) Opening at the worst possible time was the final blow that no new business could possibly recover from. Americans have to make a decision — do we want to welcome businesses that will create tax producing jobs or do we want to hold up businesses with unnecessary red tape and frivolous lawsuits and consign prospective employees to the welfare rolls and bread lines? I feel for the former employees of Lowe’s. Not only is Ticonderoga and the state of New York losing taxes from the retailer, but also losing taxes from the employees, both from their salaries and sales tax with the loss of their purchasing power. I sadly suspect that Ticonderoga and surrounding towns will also loose property taxes from employees who might lose their homes as a result of their termination and lack of salary. My heart goes out to these employees. I’m calling on all our elected officials to come up with some novel solutions for job creation in our towns. Instead of punishing new businesses that create jobs, why don’t we roll out the welcome mat? How about giving new businesses that create jobs a 5 year moratorium on taxes? Why don’t our local leaders band together to petition the federal government to lower the corporate tax rates to make our country more attractive to companies outside the U.S.? The situation in our country is becoming desperate and calls for desperate action that goes way beyond political ideology. If our towns are to survive, if our state is to survive, if our country is to survive, if our people are to survive, we have to get beyond class warfare and business bashing. As Lowe’s has shown, no business is obligated to keep its doors open if it’s not profitable for them to do so. They can shut down, as is the case of Aubuchon in Port Henry, or like Lowe’s, just pick up their chips and leave. Instead of penalizing potential employers why not try to facilitate their success, because in the end, we all win when local businesses succeed. Mandy Fox Crown Point

Members of the Essex County Emergency Operations Center include, front, Assistant Chief Alan Evans (Alameda County Fire Department) and Battalion Chief Dave Gibson (El Cerrito Fire Department) from the East Bay Incident Management Team and, back, Kathy Daggett, Essex County Public Health Interim Director and Lenny Turbini, Essex County Information Systems Network Supervisor.

Tropical Storm Irene information Emergency Operations Center LEWIS — Essex County, struck hard by Tropical Storm Irene, has been responding in a coordinated effort to public and individual needs. An Emergency Operations Center has been established at the Public Safety Building in Lewis where local, state and federal entities are collaborating. New York Emergency Management Assistance Compact has engaged an incident management team from California as a part of a state to state mutual aid request to assist with this collaboration. Essex County government, State and county police, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, transportation, NYSEG, Red Cross and others are all working together to respond to public and individuals needs of Essex County residents. Residents are encouraged to use the Essex County website, for the most up to date information. This site is updated regularly throughout the day. Information available includes: road closures, FEMA disaster assistance applications, disaster and flood damage survey form, boil water orders, public health issues including treating well water and household cleaning including mold. People without internet access, may call the Emergency Operations Center at (518) 873-3932 or their local Town Hall. Dry ice is available for those without power and in need of alternative refrigeration at the NYSEG Building next to Public Safety Building in Lewis, off NYS I-87 exit 32 and Walmart in Ticonderoga. People concerned about emotional, behavioral or psychological distress as a result of the flooding may contact Essex County Mental Health Services at 873-3670, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On evenings, weekends and holidays, residents may contact the Crisis Hotline at 1-888-8543373.

FEMA reps coming to Jay JAY — Governor Andrew Cuomo has spoken to President Barack Obama regarding the damages suffered in the town of Jay and Essex County due to Hurricane Irene. At this time, Obama has waived all criteria for individual assistence from FEMA. Individual assistance is described as “aid directly to families, providing federal aid and funding directly to affected individuals. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low cost loans to cover uninsured or under-insured property losses. FEMA representatives will be arriving in the town of Jay and Essex County within the next few days. A temporary FEMA office will be set up at the town of Jay Community Center on Sept. 6, (times to be announced). Please keep proper records of all damages sufferred and expenditures. Also, any pictures of property damages are extremely helpful. In order to be entered into the FEMA system for individual assistance you must fill out a disaster and flood damage survey form. If you have not already filed one of these forms, please do so as soon as possible. These forms are available at the town of Jay Community Center located at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks. Once this form is completed, you will be given the choice of a

website or an “800” number to access the second step. If you do not have access to the internet or telephone at this time, please come to the Community Center and we will provide a means for you to contact FEMA. FEMA representatives will be arriving in the town of Jay on Sept. 6 to set up an office in the town of Jay Community Center in order to begin the next level of assistance. Please be available to attend. If you have any questions, please call the supervisor ’s office at 647-2204.

Lake Placid library helping neighbor Upper Jay LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Public Library has embarked on a fundraising project to help the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, which sustained heavy damages in the Aug. 28 flooding. Besides collecting donations, the library will be giving all proceeds from its book sales for the month of September. The AuSable River invaded the Upper Jay facility during Tropical Storm Irene, filling the basement and destroying the children’s collection located on the first floor, which was stored on the lower shelves. Workers and volunteers have been trying to save archival materials, to empty the library of ruined volumes and to shovel mud. “It’s heartbreaking to see the pictures of that library,” Lake Placid Library Board of Trustees President Beverley Reid said. Reid said that the library board would be adding money to that raised through book sales and donations. “They are going to be facing a lot of expenses fixing that beautiful building and what they are going to need for that is cash,” Reid said. “This is a great way for the people of North Elba and the surrounding area to show our neighbors that we care.” All proceeds from the Lake Placid Public Library will be given directly to the Wells Library. Children’s books in good condition will also be accepted on behalf of Upper Jay. Adirondack author Kate Messner has been sending out appeals on a blog attached to her website,, and is unofficially coordinating efforts with the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid to replace books. Anyone wishing for more information or to help may contact the library at 523-3200.

Second FEMA site opens Friday MORIAH — The Essex County Emergency Operations Center announces that a second FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Moriah Fire House, 630 Tarbell Hill Road, will be opening on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Storm-affected residents and small business owners may obtain information and services from County, State and Federal agencies. Residents are encouraged to visit the center to get information and answers to questions. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Also on hand at the Disaster Recovery Center will be representatives from the Small Business Administration who can explain the low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size. Essex County Public Health will be available at the Center on Friday from 10a.m. to noon to offer free Tetanus vaccine for those affected by the Irene.

veryone has been hurt or disappointed at some point in his life and that hurt is often caused by the people that one is closest to. As a parent it is especially difficult to watch as your child gets her feelings hurt. It is also difficult to help your children process these events in a way that is rational and reasonable, By Scot Hurlburt especially when, as a parent you don’t feel even a little rational or reasonable. In the wake of these emotional storms, it is easy to overreact and, in doing so, make the situation even worse. Over the many years that I have worked with young people I have shared a fable that probably provides the most rational explanation around friendships and other close relationships. Consider the fable of the porcupine family; it goes like this. Many years ago, one of the coldest winters ever hit the Great North Woods. Day after day the bitter winds blew and ever more snow piled up on the ground and the trees. A community of porcupines was especially hard hit as pine boughs that hung low on the many conifers in the forest and provided shelter for them lay mostly on the ground covered with snow. In their usual comings and goings the porcupines began to notice that a remarkable number of their neighbors were missing. A community committee was formed and they found that their neighbors had perished in the bitter cold without shelter. It was decided that every porcupine in the community would come together in an effort to keep each other warm and alive. So it was, they all huddled in close and in doing so, no other porcupines perished from that time forward. Soon, all the porcupines noticed small wounds on their bodies from each other ’s quills. A few porcupines decided that these injuries, though small and unintentional, could not be tolerated. Sadly, more porcupines followed until nearly half their number left the safety of the group and in the end perished. The few that survived returned to the safety of the group and in doing so, survived the most bitter winter the Great North woods had ever seen. As humans, we too injure each other, both unintentionally and sometimes intentionally. Though there might be quite a few that would argue this, I don’t believe that relationships are necessarily about a connection between two or more perfect people. Honestly, is there really a perfect person that you know or have ever heard of? Yes, there are quite a few people that are self important, always right, moralizing gas-bags, still, they are far from perfect. Ouch, could you feel my quills? The lesson of the porcupine community is to accept that in close relationships there will be hurts along with minor and not so minor emotional injuries. As humans, if we abandon every person that rubs us the wrong way or offends us with small insults or differences of opinion, we will all be very lonely. In healthy relationships differences are often appreciated or even celebrated. What a boring and bleak world it would become if everyone held the same beliefs about everything. My hope is that the human community can become as rational as the porcupine community, especially now that we are living in such a precarious time. Someday, our survival may depend on our ability to come together to support everyone in every community without regard to race, religion, political affiliation or economic status. So, keep your quills low and if someone’s quills get you, get over yourself, give them the benefit of the doubt, it may have been unintentional. Remember, all kids count.

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September 10, 2011

Santa’s Workshop hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene, rebuilds By Jon Hochschartner

WILMINGTON — Matt Stanley, the general manager of Santa’s Workshop, stood at the edge of a 20-foot wide by six-foot deep chasm that floodwater had carved through his facility. A muddy Tampa Bay Buccaneers hat was pulled low over his eyes, blocking out the sun. He looked tired. The local family amusement park he operates suffered more than $150,000 worth of damage from Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the region Aug. 28. It's not covered by insurance, Stanley said. The most recent damage is on top of the $20,000 to $30,000 the park suffered earlier this year due to spring flooding, Stanley said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide support only to individual homeowners, and so his business is not eligible, according to the general manager. “But there are some small business, low interest loans that obviously we're going to have to take out to cover a lot of this cost,” Stanley said. The trouble began Aug. 28 when Irene’s heavy rain caused the brook which runs through the facility to spill over its banks.

Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington suffered more than $150,000 in damages fr om Tropical Storm Irene, the family amusement park manager estimated. Photo by Jon Hochschartner “All the work that we did this spring — gone,” Stanley said. “We're back filling stuff back in.” The general manager added the lower stage of the Yuletide Theater was washed

out. This was rebuilt and a retaining wall was installed nearby. None of the animals in the park were injured. After losing a week’s worth of operation, the general manager hopes the park will re-

open at 10 a.m. on Sept. 3. The Candy Cane Express, a gas engine train, will not be operating due to a washed-out bridge which will not be repaired in time. Additionally, St. Nicholas' Chapel will be closed. Alternatives routes will be available to reach the blacksmith's shop. “Santa's Workshop has been here for over 60 years,” Stanley said. “So as you can imagine there's a lot of infrastructure that needs to be fixed. This is just one of those things that needs to be fixed.” The general manager wanted to put the damage the park suffered in perspective. “We know we’re not as hard hit as some of the people around the area,” Stanley said, adding his sympathy went out to the residents of Keene, Jay, Upper Jay and Au Sable Forks. “We actually didn't lose any buildings. We just lost land. We can replace land. It's hard to replace personal possessions. So our heart goes out to them. And we hope they're back on their feet before long.” Stanley said he’s confident the business will go forward. “The frozen North Pole is of course still frozen,” Stanley said. “Santa's magic is still here. We're looking forward to a good weekend. Put some smiles back on people's faces.”

Local K of C council celebrates Au SABLE FORKS — Au Sable Forks Knights of Columbus Council 2301 recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of its formation with a joyous day of celebration. Bishop Terry R. LaValley presided at the Anniversary Mass and State Advocate Michael Stephany presented a proclamation on behalf of the New York State Knights of Columbus. The AuSable Council also took this occasion to honor longtime member Leonard Snow who will be 100 years of age on Sept. 14, 2011. Mr. Snow has been a member of the AuSable Forks Council since 1945.

Council 2301 was formed in 1921 thanks to the leadership of men from Plattsburgh Council 255 and Port Henry Council 384. In July 1921, 96 men became members and on Aug. 1, 1921, they voted to purchase the “Old Presbyterian Church” building on the corner of Main Street and Church Lane, the location of today’s Holy Name Church. Fifty-dollar bonds purchased by the members financed the purchase. The council home remained at this location until 1929 when it was moved to Pleasant Street. Today, the council meets in Holy Name School and strives to serve the school, parish and community.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Traditional Anglican Worship. Fr. David Ousley, Vicar and Rev. Patti Johnson, Deacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Healing Prayer and Holy Eucharist. Sun. - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Phone 518 834-9693 United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 8736760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 10-11:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: essexcommunity http:// St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 9637775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev.

John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 5232200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. 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. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available

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From left, Bishop Terry R. LaValley; Michael Fitzsimmons and Gilbert Patenaude, of Council 2301; honoree Leonard Snow; James Smith, State Logistics Chairman, and Rev. Kris Lauzon, Council 2301 Chaplain.

Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m., Rev. Derek Spain, Pastor. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008, St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Prayers; Wednesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., 169 Hillcrest, LP, 523-2200. Rev. John R. Yonkovig Adirondack Community Church - Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 2583 Main St., LP. 523-3753, Pilgrim Holiness Church - 6057 Sentinel Road Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel. 518-523-2484 Pastor: William S. Saxton Sunday School - 9: 45 AM Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 PM 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 & Service Meeting. For further information contact Brian Frawley 518-873-2610. First Congregational Church - Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: PORT HENRY Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship - Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.; Nursery and 3-6 Sunday School provided during worship service; VOICE Youth Group for teens; Variety of bible studies and groups available that meet weekly. FREE community movie night the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit our website to see what is showing 6 Church St., (518) 546-4200,, Pastor Tom Smith. REBER United Methodist Church - Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m. SARANAC LAKE St. Bernard’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m., Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Father Mark Reilly, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616,

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WILLSBORO — A representative from the United States Department of Education held a roundtable discussion with local leaders at Willsboro Central School Sept. 6 to discuss the learning needs of area children. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White visited the facility along with State Assemblywoman Teresa R. Sayward and College for Every Student President Rick Dalton. CFES has recognized WCS as a, “School of Distinction” due to efforts in creating high levels of college awareness and raising aspirations among their students, according to a press release. Darcey Hale spoke of her experience as a CFES community mentor. “These students of mine were basically unmotivated,” Hale said. “One in particular said, ‘Oh, I’m just going to hang out like my Dad does. I don’t care about an education.’” Hale said the student was awakened by the CFES pro-

gram. “He’s gone to Cobleskill University to major in diesel technology,” Hale said. “That was just beyond anything he could imagine.” Hale said students need lots of care and encouragement. “Every time he’d start to stumble, I’d push him again,” Hale said. “At graduation, he said, ‘I know you’re not going to get off my shoulder and if I stumble you’re going to be there to kick me.’ And I said, ‘That’s right. I will.’” White asked how the mentors and school counselors work together. Andrea Robare answered. “I think that the guidance counselor has a schedule that he’s working with the students,” Robare said. “We try to follow that as well in our sessions monthly. If he’s talking about, in the junior year, the PSAT, we’re following along with that, saying how important it is to take that test.” The Department of Education’s Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow Genevieve DeBose said she wanted to hear more about

how WCS students met people of different ethnic backgrounds in the CFES exchange program in New York City. WCS Superintendent Stephen Broadwell said entrance to the exchange program was very competitive in the district. “We quickly found out that kids are kids,” Broadwell said. “They basically just created new friends and opened up their world beyond Essex County.” Sayward said the exchange program was an excellent opportunity. “In the rural district that I represent—four very, very rural counties — there’s not much we can immerse them in, not much diversity,” Sayward said. “Just to have the experience of being able to meet and make friends with people from different cultures is a great experience.” White asked what the people at the roundtable would tell the secretary of education are the greatest needs at their school. “It could be anything from fixing No Child Left Behind to the work you do,” White

said. Don Hollingsworth said he wanted to emphasize the need for vocational schooling. “I think the need for service industry right now is very strong and it doesn’t always mean a four-year academic degree,” Hollingsworth said. “I think the vocational end of it is getting short-changed right now.” Hale said she it would be helpful if the school offered enrichment programs during the summer. “Being a rural community, there is no place for the kids to go,” Hale said. “We all see them wondering the streets at night because there is nothing for them to do in Willsboro other than watching TV.” Phyllis Klein, a member of WCS’s board of education, said students need to learn more practical knowledge. “I don’t see them getting all the skills that they need,” Klein said. “Even simple skills, like balancing a checkbook, and things which are so basic somehow have gotten lost in our educational process.”

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Town of Keene holds cookout to thank storm cleanup volunteers By Jon Hochschartner

KEENE — The town put on a cookout Sept. 2 to show appreciation for all of the volunteers who helped with cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. Approximately 200 people attended, according to town Supervisor Bill Ferebee. Keene’s game plan for the weekend was straightforward. “We’re going to stay busy,” Ferebee said. “We’re going to continue to clean. We’re going to greatly appreciate all the help that we get. We’re going to move forward.” Twenty National Guard troops were in Keene Sept. 2 and 60 more arrived Sept. 4, the supervisor said. “Their focus is to clean up downed debris for private property owners, help clean out the rivers of the wood and trees,” Ferebee said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Labor for Your Neighbor” program was initiated in the town Sept. 4. “This is the governor ’s issue,” Ferebee said. “He’s sending volunteers up here Sunday morning who are going to go to individual property owners and help them clean up their property.” Town Councilmember Marcy Neville said the event was an opportunity for people to take a break from repairing the town. “Everybody is pretty fried from shoveling

Approximately 200 people attended the cookout put on by Keene Sept. 2 to thank volunteers who helped with the town’s clean up of storm damage. Photo by Jon Hochschartner mud and dealing with it all,” Neville said. “We have tremendous donations of food and we just decided to put on a cookout and give people a break.” Neville encouraged residents who suffered damage from Tropical Storm Irene to fill out applications with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for individual and private enterprise assistance. Applications are available at the town hall and the hardware store in Keene Valley.

“It’s a relatively easy application to fill out,” Neville said. “You may be able to get money to pay for the damages that you’ve sustained.” Neville was evacuated from her flooded home with the help of the state Department of Environmental Conservation during the storm. “We got rescued by DEC who came in an airboat that died,” Neville said. “So we actually were rescued in a raft that they had

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Above, Sid Smith shows the water line in his home, located in the Jersey section of Au Sable Forks. Top right, Gov. Andrew Cuomo helps out during Labor ofYour Neighbor Day. Below, Veronica Muprhy works to retireve pictures. Photos by Andy Flynn and Keith Lobdell

ampaolos and three volunteers helping them clean the Wake Up Call as part of the governor ’s “Labor for Your Neighbor” initiative. “That help is great, but the other part’s a little bit different, when we’re talking about replacing our septic system or getting our wiring back together,” Rocco Giampaolo said after the governor left. Cuomo asked the Giampaolos what progress has been made since he last visited Keene on Aug. 30. The couple told him that the building has made some progress but has a long way to go. “We still don’t have our utilities,” he said. “I still have two foundation walls that have to be put up.” The Giampaolos also found out recently that their insurance won’t cover the flood damage.

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Au Sable Continued from page 1 the last couple days just cleaning everything out.” Veronica Murphy sat in front of her home, in the Jersey section of Au Sable Forks, and tried to wash off pictures. That section of town was hit very hard by flooding, as were the hamlet’s youth sporting fields and courts. At the Au Sable Forks Community Center, which houses the town of Jay offices, volunteers collected food and clothing, as well as served food to those who needed it. “My family has always been service-oriented,” Judy Troy, a volunteer from Keeseville who works at the CVPH kitchen, said. “I thought that I needed to come over and help in the kitchen.” “We are offline at the library, so we decided to help out around the community,” Su-

sanna Corey of the Au Sable Forks Library said. While Corey said that her library was not damaged, the same was not true at the Wells Library in Upper Jay, where librarian Karen Rappaport said 40-percent of the inventory was destroyed. “All of the childrens’ picture books were destroyed,” Rappaport said. “We lost about 40-percent of our things. The Adirondack Collection is also gone, which had some special books that cannot be replaced easily.” Tim Monaco said he had never seen flooding like this in Upper Jay. “You just never expect it,” Monaco said. “It moved the refrigerators around in my store. It took out a lot of stuff. You know where the (Santa’s) Workshop was? I say was because now, it’s just a field.” Shock crews and National Guard soldiers from Kingston were on scene over the past several days helping with recovery efforts.

Cuomo’s Sept. 5 visit occurred three days after he launched the “Labor for Your Neighbor” volunteer initiative, encouraging New Yorkers to help their neighbors recover from the damage of Tropical Storm Irene. “We had 2,000 volunteers,” Cuomo said at a press conference in the firehouse, part of which was washed away during the Aug. 28 flash flood. “We had so many volunteers, we had to turn off the website.” A volunteer center was set up in the Essex County Buildings & Grounds maintenance office behind the courthouse. Volunteers, who traveled from all over the state and as far away as California, were transported to Keene by an Essex County Public Transportation bus. Among those volunteers were Rhonda Peets and her daughter Stephenie, of Brasher Falls, and state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 Director Betsy Lowe, who helped the Giampaolos clean the Wake Up Call. Leading members of the Cuomo Administration also volunteered in Keene over the weekend, including DEC Commissioner Joe Martens, Olympic Regional Development Authority CEO Ted Blazer, Adirondack Park Agency Executive Director Terry Martino, Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government Dede Scozzafava, Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Courtney Burke, and Department

and in my dingy. There were two of us and three dogs. I could not have gotten out without them. They really knew how to row against that current.” Meredith Dembrosky, who works for the town of Keene in a variety of capacities, assisted in the cleanup of the storm. “I helped clean out and take stuff out of the annex, which was demolished,” Dembrosky said, referring to the structure where the town code officer and assessors were located. Dembrosky said it was somewhat relaxing to be at the cookout. “You think more of it when you go home,” Dembrosky said, adding she had lived in town for 61 years. “This is the worst thing we’ve ever had.” Still Dembrosky said the town pulled together. “Our town, it got cleaned up fast,” Dembrosky said. “Everybody helped everybody and other towns helped us, too.” Rob Hastings, the owner of Rivermede Farm, estimated that his business lost an estimated $20,000 worth of equipment alone in the storm. “It’s like a bomb went off out there,” Hastings said. Hastings said he was interested in National Guard soldiers helping out in the cleanup of the farm. “If it’s a possibility we would be more than happy to put them to work,” Hastings said.

of Agriculture & Markets Commissioner Darrel Aubertine. Scozzafava arrived in Keene Sept. 1 to coordinate the Essex County “Labor for Your Neighbor” project. “On one day we had 180 volunteers, and today we had 85 volunteers deployed in four communities,” Scozzafava said. “Approximately 100 sites we hit with yard cleaning, debris pickup, and people have been very appreciative.”

Route 73 to open soon Keene was one of the hardest hit towns in the state when Irene’s flash flooding damaged bridges, roads, homes and businesses. Route 73 is still closed between Keene Valley and Exit 30 on the Adirondack Northway; vehicles are being detoured on Route 9N through Elizabethtown, which the governor said is “a tremendous inconvenience.” “The critical project in this area is Route 73 because Route 73 is the main access point,” Cuomo said, adding that there has been significant damage along that state highway. Cuomo spoke with contractors and state engineers about Route 73, and they initially said it would take several months to fix the road and open it to the Northway. By working with state legislators, the governor said they could speed up that process by waiving certain DEC permits and state Department of Transportation contracting procedures (i.e. going out to bid for projects). If that happens, “I believe we can get one lane open in 10 days,” Cuomo said. “After 10 days, I told the team in Albany, ‘Either wheels are going to roll or heads are going to roll.’” Full two-lane traffic on Route 73 is expected to be restored 10 days later. On Sept. 5, the governor got a dose of what Keene residents endured on Aug. 28; the area was under a flash flood watch, and it rained steadily throughout the day. This is Cuomo’s second visit to Keene in the past week. “It looks dramatically different from just a few days ago,” Cuomo said of the cleanup and rebuilding process. “It is night and day. The amount of progress that has been made is breathtaking and it’s inspiring.” Cuomo was joined by local officials, such as Keene Supervisor William Ferebee, National Guard officials, and state Sen. Betty Little.

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — Donald E. Peterson, 88, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Aug. 7, 2011. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Whiteface Community United Methodist Church, Wilmington.

Alice V. Moody, 93 MONTGOMERY — Alice V. Moody, 93. a native of Chazy, passed away Aug. 19, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery, Goshen. Gridley-Horan Funeral, Walden, was in charge of arrangements.

Calvin C. Drown, 84 WOODBOURNE — Calvin Clifford Drown, a native of Ellenburg Depot, passed away Aug. 25, 2011. Services were held privately at the convenience of the family. Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Woodbourne, was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley M. Osher, 86 SARANAC — Shirley M. Osher, 86, passed away Aug. 25, 2011. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Burial will be in Saranac Independence Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, is in charge of arrangements.

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PLATTSBURGH — Eleanor H. (Plumadore) Ezero, 85, passed away Aug. 25, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at St. Augustine’s Church, Peru. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth B. Doyle, 83 ROCHESTER — Ruth Bleau Doyle, 83, formerly of Keeseville, passed away Aug. 25, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at Immaculate Conception Church, Keeseville. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, was in charge of arrangements.

Florence C. Glebus, 90 WITHERBEE — Florence Catherine Glebus, 90, passed away Aug. 25, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at Church of All Saints, Mineville. Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, was in charge of arrangements.

Claire G. Rock, 78 PLATTSBURGH — Claire G. Rock, 78, passed away Aug. 26, 2011. Funeral services and burial were private and at the convenience of the family. Heald Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Frances I. Eldridge, 93 BURKE — Frances Irene Eldridge, 93, passed away Aug. 26, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at St. George’s Church, Burke. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home, Malone, was in charge of arrangements.

PEASLEEVILLE — Walter G. Lawrence, 70, passed away Aug. 25, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, which was in charge of arrangements.

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2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ticonderoga. Burial was in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Ticonderoga. Wilcox and Regan Funeral Home, Ticonderoga, was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard J. Duval, 92 MOOERS FORKS — Bernard Joseph Duval, 92, passed away Aug. 28, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at St. Ann’s Church, Mooers Forks. Burial was in the parish cemetery. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Julia M. Dobbs, 69 RENSSELAER FALLS — Julia Mae (Robare) Dobbs, 69, a native of Plattsburgh, passed away Aug. 26, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Fox and Murray Funeral Home, Rensselaer Falls, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Foxwood Memorial Park.

Danine R. Swamp, 24 ALTONA — Danine R. “Dia” Swamp, 24, passed away Aug. 29, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at the Onondaga Nation Long House. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca J. Nolan, 50 PORT DOUGLAS — Rebecca J. “Becky” Nolan, 50, a native of Plattsburgh, passed away Aug. 27, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, which was in charge of arrangements.

James R. Barrow, 84 LAKE CLEAR — James R. Barrow, 84, Lake Clear, passed away Aug. 30, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at FortuneKeough Funeral Home, Saranac Lake, which was also in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place in St. John’s Cemetery at a later date.

Marion E. Allinson, 78 SARANAC — Marion Evelyn “Mim” Allinson, 78, passed away Aug. 27, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at Church of the Assumption, Redford. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, was in charge of arrangements.

JoAnn Trudo, 77 PLATTSBURGH — JoAnn (Boulerice) Trudo, 77, passed away Aug. 30, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at St. John’s Church, Plattsburgh. Entombment was in Whispering Maples Mausoleum, Ellenburg Depot. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Andrea A. Light-Bouchard, 67 PLATTSBURGH — Andrea Anne Light-Bouchard, 67 passed away Aug. 28, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at St. Peter ’s Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Hugh G. Price, 64 PLATTSBURGH — Hugh G. Price, 64, passed away Aug. 30, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at St. Peter ’s Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Adele M. Rabideau, 59 MORRISONVILLE — Adele M. Rabideau, 59, passed away Aug. 28, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Plattsburgh. Burial was in

Depot set to wrap 2011 season WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre will complete its 2011 season with a world premiere of an original play by Canadian Playwright Daniel Lillford. “The Cabbage Patch” concerns Ex Canadian Army Capt. Arthur McKay, who, since leaving the Army, spends his time as part-time inventor and devoted gardener living in Nova Scotia. “The Cabbage Patch” is directed by Broadway veteran John Christopher Jones and featuring the Depot’s Artistic Director Shami McCormick, Kent Burnham (Almost, Maine” 2009), David Murray Jaffe (“The Drawer Boy” 2010, “Heroes” 2009, “Off the Map” 2008), Beth Glover (“Living Together” 2011, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 2010, “Round and Round the Garden” 2009, “Guys and Dolls” 1998), JT Waite (“The Woman in Black” 2005), and Depot Theatre newcomer, Steven Patterson, who has a laundry list of professional credits in regional and national theaters. Playwright Daniel Lillford has been working as an author, director, dramaturge and actor for 28 years, both in Australia and Canada. He started his playwriting career in the early 1980s, having world premieres of over a dozen of his plays at La Mama Theatre in Melbourne. In Canada, Daniel’s plays Apple Tree Road, The Mystery of Maddy Heisler and Snow Dance had their world premieres at the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro in 1999, 2006 and 2008 respectively. He also writes for radio and film. Daniel’s plays have been nominated for numerous awards in Canada and Australia. “The Cabbage Patch” opens at the Depot Theatre on Friday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. The opening night performance will be followed by a reception in the lobby with the actors and crew. The play will run through Sunday, Sept. 18. Call the Depot Theatre box office at 962-4449 for exact dates and times. The Depot Theatre also offers Name Your Price Night for “The Cabbage Patch” on Monday, Sept. 12. “The Cabbage Patch” is sponsored by Chazy Westport Communications.



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Labor Day punctuates summer season Work hard


hroughout the region, Labor Day weekend has historically been considered a benchmark for the completion of the summer season. Just as the Fourth of July jump-starts the summer, Labor Day is a punctuation mark, to signal the conclusion of the summer season. Seasonal camps will be shuttered. Boats will be pulled and canoes returned to their racks, as mothballs are scattered, and linens are safely tucked away in a mouse-proof trunk. As kids return to school, and the summer folk go back to their homes, the pace of life in the park will begin to slow. It is a different time, and it can be evidenced on the highway, or on Main Street; the rushing about is finally over. It may take a while, but eventually the locals revert back to a less hurried style, to a quieter, calmer and easier existence. It becomes a time to take care of your own, to fix that squeaky back door, restock the woodshed, or to take stock of the season. On the day after Labor Day, there is usually a discernible, and collective sigh of relief that resonate from across the region. However, the traditional sigh of relief which usually resonates at this time of year, may be a bit late arriving. Many locals will still be taking care of more pressing matters, especially in the small communities of Keene, Keene Valley, Wilmington, Jay, Ausable Forks and in other, flood ravaged towns. As is the custom, neighbors will continue to help neighbors, and strangers alike. I really like Governor Cuomo’s new "Labor for your Neighbor" campaign. It sure is a catchy gambit, but it’s really nothing new to the residents of the Adirondack region. We have always “labored with” our neighbors. Whatever the weather, we’ve stacked sandbags, shoveled snow from roofs, raised the barns, or put out the fire. However, this time, we cannot forget to put in our time, especially in the small towns,

DAR chapter to host service ELIZABETHTOWN — The Champlain Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution have scheduled a memorial service to be conducted by Reverend Fred Shaw to honor and remember those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The short service will be held on Sept. 9, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. around the flagpole on the grounds of the Essex County Government Center in Elizabethtown (in case of inclement weather, they hope to be able to use the old courthouse). EMS personnel from local communities will be asked to share stories of their involvement.

Right to Life officers elected MORIAH — At the August meeting of Champlain Valley Right to Life, the following executive officers were elected: Rev. Martin T. Mischenko and Evg. Deborah Mischenko, co-chairman; Evg. Deborah C. Mischenko, secretary; and Carol Hozer, treasurer. The above officers will serve for the next two years. Champlain Valley Right to Life meetings are open to all for more information and meeting times you may call the office at 942-8020.

Walk to Remember set SARANAC LAKE — Alzheimer ’s Walk to Remember 2011 will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Saranac Lake High School. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Josh & Holly Clement of Overneath Productions will provide entertainment. Food will be provided and prizes will be awarded. To sign up for the event, you may register as a team or an individual by visiting or by calling Hannah Marlow at 891-7117. Individuals can win prizes

with even smaller year ’round populations. It is nearly impossible to visit these communities, and not want to pitch in! Many hands make for a light load, and quick work, so grab a shovel and come on down!

Study Hard After working hard, it will benefit outdoor travelers to study hard, in order to play hard. This is especially true for sportsmen, for the more they learn about the habits and habitat of the game they pursue, the more effective they will be. One shot will only put meat in the pot, if you know where to find the game. Fortunately, for sportsmen and women, there is now a new series of lectures to provide such information. Developed by the good folks at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) in Newcomb, the lecture series will be hosted on Sunday afternoons, from September through October. The AIC is the central point for public programs, events, courses and other activities offered through ESF's Northern Forest Institute. The center is located on State Route 28N in Newcomb. The programs will be geared toward the sporting community, with a focus on connecting sporting enthusiasts with wildlife researchers and managers. Each week will feature lectures on the biology, habitat and behavior of a popular game species. For further information can call the AIC at 518-582-2000. All sessions will begin at 11:00 am, and last about an hour. The schedule includes: Sept. 11: Coyotes with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry graduate student Scott Warsen. Sept. 18: Game birds with a speaker as yet to be determined. Sept. 25: White-tailed deer with DEC Wildlife Biologist Ed Reed. The series will continue in October with additional presentations about game and sporting, including trapping. based on the amount of money turned in on the walk day and all individuals raising $500 or more will be entered into a special raffle drawing to win an iPad. For more information, call 891-7117 or 564-3371.

Grange to host benefit concert WHALLONSBURG — The Whallonsburg Grange will host a “Good Night, Irene” benefit dinner and square dance to support neighbors hurt by the storm on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a 5:30 p.m. spaghetti dinner and 7 p.m. square and contra dance. Square and Contra dancing to traditional, Celtic and French-Canadian tunes with Jeremy Clifford, Lausanna Allen, Vonnie Estes, and John Gay. Beginners welcome; all dances will be taught. Suggested donation is $10, with kids halfprice. All proceeds will go to area families in need of help after the storm. Contributions can also be mailed to WCA Irene Relief, P.O. Box 54, Essex 12936.

Dog agility show at fairgrounds WESTPORT — A Canine Performance Events dog show for both pure and mixbreed dogs to compete for ribbons and titles will be held at the Essex County Fairgrounds on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no admission.

Conservation talk slated LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club Presents, “Mercury and Migration: Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons.” This ADK lecture will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Adirondack Mountain Club’s (ADK’s) High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid.

Paddling the Boquet River, from New Russia to The Wadhams Road in E-town, this was just one of the new log dams created by Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Joe Hackett

Play Hard, with the SouthSlopers of Newcomb

presentation at 10 a.m. on “TR the Sportsman.” The lecture will be followed by “Got Game?,” a special presentation and panel discussion on Adirondack game species for sportsmen and women.

Tucked neatly on the southern most slopes of the Adirondack High Peaks Region, is the friendly and peaceful village of Newcomb. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing For most of the year, it remains a quaint and in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelrelatively quiet, little community. However, annually in early September, the town resurrects the spirit of one of its most famous patrons. PUTNAM — A youth pheasant hunt with bird dogs will In 1901, at the ripe young be held for young hunters ages 12-15 at the Northern age of 42, Theodore Roosevelt Washington County Fish and Game Club Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. became president of the UnitPrior to the hunt, two mandatory shooting clinics will ed States, while staying as a be held to help train young hunters in firearm handling guest of the Tahawus Club in and safety. The clinics will also begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 10, Newcomb. He was whisked 17. Youth will have the ability to shoot clay targets thrown away in the dark of night to from trap machines. be sworn in as President, folYouth will be asked to have a parent or guardian with lowing the death of President them, and must bring safety glasses, hearing protection McKinley. and a blaze orange hat and hunting vest, as well as a shotThe TR Weekend will kick gun and two boxes of number 7 and a half or eight shot. off on Friday, Sept. 9, with a Young hunters must also have a New York State Hunting Spaghetti Dinner, and the acLicense for 2011 (small game). tion will continue with a Call Kevin Hart at 518-547-8359 or email tifishandgameCommunity Dinner, and to pre-register for these shooting clinics. Breakfast, a Concert with There is no cost for the shooting clinics and the pheasChris Shaw, an Adirondack ants are being paid for by the Northern Washington CounCraft Fair, Bake Sales, Aucty Fish and Game Club. Participants must have a family tions, a Golf Tournament, membership to get the two free pheasants on the special hikes, historic tours, foot youth hunts. The cost for a family membership is $40 per races, floatplane rides, wagon year. rides at Camp Santanoni, fireThe Adirondack Conservation Council has also donatworks, historic presentations ed money to purchase pheasants for these special youth and more. hunts. The fish and game club is located just off Route 22 On Saturday, Sept. 11, the south of Gull Bay Road take next left hand turn. AIC will also host a special

Youth pheasant hunt planned

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid 523-3441 or visit our Web site at

Sept. 11 service set KEESEVILLE — A service of Hope and Remembrance will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Keeseville Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. service as they take time to remember and reflect on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and those who sacrifice and commit to serve and protect us. The 10:30 a.m. service will include special recognition of the Keeseville firefighters and State Police, special prayer for strength and protection for these who answer the call in crisis and the message that Hope does triumph over tragedy. For more information, contact Keeseville Good Shepherd Church at 834-9408.

Walk Through the Woods set TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Paul Smith's College invites you to join us at the first annual Walk Through The Woods at John Dillon Park on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, guides will be giving tours of the park and a pontoon boat will be available to tour the lake. There is no charge for this event, but admission is limited to the first 200 people registered.

Film tour stops in Placid

LAKE PLACID — High Peaks Cyclery announces Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic Film

Tour is coming to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Mirror Lake Watershed Association whose mission is to preserve the integrity of the Mirror Lake watershed for future generations. There will be a pre-film reception at High Peaks Guide House in Lake Placid on Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. just before the film.Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for general.

Prevention team celebrates TICONDEROGA — The Prevention Team of Essex County wants you to help celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Send photos, stories, videos, copies of memorabilia at or mail to the prevention Team, 173 Lord Howe Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883. Photos, videos and other memorabilia cannot be returned so please don't send originals. Photos, videos, memorabilia will be used at event celebration, in 25th Anniversary Program etc.

Skate fundraiser set LAKE PLACID — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will be working together with the American Red Cross and Centerplate to host a fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Sept. 10 event will be a “carnival” like atmosphere and will include fun activities for the whole family. Tickets will be sold for public skating, hockey shots, curling and Zamboni rides. Plus there will be food and music.

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Friday, Sept. 9-Sunday, Sept. 11

PLATTSBURGH — Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend.

Friday, Sept. 9

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — Rustic Fair preview party. Adirondack Museum. 3-5:30 p.m. 352-7311. KEESEVILLE — Fish Fry Friday, Elks Lodge 2072, 1 Elks Lane, 5-7:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Fish or shrimp. $6.95. 834-2072. PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Classic Cruisers Cruise-In Night, Skyway Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Classic cars on display. 572-3701 or

Saturday, Sept. 10

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market. Durkee Street Pavilion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 493-6761 or ELLENBURG DEPO T — Book sale. Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library, 5139 Route 11. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation per grocery bag. WILMINGTON — Festival of the colors. Springfield Rd. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 946-2255. LAKE PLACID — Author Cheri Farnsworth signs books. Bookstore Plus. 3-5 p.m. 523-2950. SARANAC LAKE — Funny border incidents presentations. Saranac Village at Will Rogers. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to public. 891-7117.

Sunday, Sept. 11

PERU — 17th Annual Stanley Hughes Golf Classic. The Barracks Golf and Country Club. Noon. $65 non-members, $35 members. 643-2865. ALTONA — Zumbathon for Kayla Stevens. Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall, 47 Woods Falls Road, Altona, 14 p.m. Benefits Plattsburgh High School and Clinton Community College grad with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. PLATTSBURGH — Hannah’s Hope Fundraiser, Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 4-7 p.m. Proceeds help Hannah's Hope Fund with research of Giant Axonal Neuropathy.

Monday, Sept. 12

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jammers country music and dancing, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m. 293-7056.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market. Durkee Street Pavilion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 493-6761 or

Thursday, Sept. 15

WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. Free. 962-8219.

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PERU — Book sale. Peru Free Library. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 6438618. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court.

Friday, Sept. 16

PERU — Book sale. Peru Free Library. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 6438618. KEESEVILLE — Fish Fry Friday, Elks Lodge 2072, 1 Elks Lane, 5-7:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Fish or shrimp. $6.95. 834-2072 PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Classic Cruisers Cruise-In Night, Skyway Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Classic cars on display. 572-3701 or

Saturday, Sept. 17

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market. Durkee Street Pavilion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 493-6761 or ELLENBURG DEPO T — Book sale. Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library, 5139 Route 11. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation per grocery bag. PERU — Book sale. Peru Free Library. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6438618. WILLSBORO — Roast and picnic. 1812 Homestead Museum, Mountain Road. $20 per person, $10 for ages 6-10. 26 p.m. 643-8774. MORRISONVILLE — North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller Bob LaBounty and cuer Mo Wall. 561-7167 or 492-2057. WHALLONSBURGH — Jane Eyre screening. Whallonsburg Grange Hall. 8 p.m. $5, $2 for kids.

Monday, Sept. 19

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

SARANAC LAKE — Enhancing Main Street: Making Upper Floors Work Again workshop. Saranac Laboratory, 89 Church St. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Must pre-register by Sept. 16. Free. 462-5658 x17. SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jammers country music and dancing, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m. 293-7056.

Wednesday, Sept. 21.

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market. Durkee Street Pavilion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 493-6761 or

Thursday, Sept. 22

WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. Free. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court.

Friday, Sept. 23

KEESEVILLE — Fish Fry Friday, Elks Lodge 2072, 1 Elks Lane, 5-7:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Fish or shrimp. $6.95. 834-2072. SARANAC LAKE — The Mousetrap. Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook. 8 p.m.


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Sept. 11 Museum exhibit brings back memories of last decade LAKE PLACID — Marc and Doreen Gallant looked at the pictures and objects that once had a place at the World Trade Center, such as a steel beam and an information sign for the World Trade Center Mall. They also took time to explain to their children, Alexandra, age 9, and Gavin, age 6, what it all meant, the pieces and pictures that made up the Sept. 11 Museum exhibit, on display in the Herb Brooks Arena at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. Doreen told the children about how airplanes had hit these two large towers in New York City, how the sign and the beams were part of that. She spoke of how the message board of missing persons that was part of the display showed pictures of people who did not make it out of that day alive. For Marc and Sharon McGhee, it was a moment that is easily, and painfully remembered. “I had friends who were involved in that day,” Marc McGhee, who lives with his wife in Metheun, Mass., said. “Our plant manager, Peter Gay, and another kid, Ken Waldie, were killed that day.” McGhee said that Gay was in the process of retiring from the company they both worked at, which involved him making trips from Massachusetts to California, one of which took off from Logan International Airport in Boston Sept. 11, 2011. “I was at work when word started to come

Different displays at the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum Exhibit in Lake Placid. F or mor e on this story, check out our phot o galler y at Photo by Keith Lobdell

Saint Jude Novena

(to be prayed for 9 consecutive days) Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. Please pray for us, we are so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Please come to our assistance in this great need that we may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all our necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that we may praise God with you and all the elect forever. I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 “Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 3 Gloria’s” for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised when prayer is answered. Prayer has never been known to fail. METE


down through the office shortly after things started to happen and we were watching everything on our closed-circuit television,” McGhee said. “We found out about Ken, and was much younger, and his kids were just starting to go through the youth soccer process. He was also a soccer player.” Sharon McGhee said it was a, “horrifying day,” for her, trying to reach her husband and being unsuccessful in numerous attempts. “It was a huge relief when I finally talked to him,” she said. “I also thought about my son, who is a firefighter in the town where we live.” The Memorial Museum exhibit has several items from the World Trade Center, including a portion of the Family Assistance Center Wall that was located at Pier 94, covered with pictures and names of people who were missing after the terrorist attack. Another item is a steel beam which iron workers used to cut out crosses to give to families of victims. Workers would also cut out other religious symbols as well as symbols for the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York. The WTC Mall sign is the biggest piece in the exhibit, with a directory of shops and businesses. Along with the historic items is a timeline of events of Sept. 11, 2001, along with a message from Gov. Andrew Cuomo commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks. The Sept. 11 Memorial Museum Exhibit is open daily, located in the Herb Brooks Arena at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.


By Keith Lobdell


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Willsboro cast member Sophie Clarke excited for ‘Survivor’ premiere By Keith Lobdell

Sophie Clarke will be part of the “Survivor” premiere Sept. 14 on CBS.

Photo courtesy CBS Productions

WILLSBORO — Sophie Clarke said that she has been a “big fan” of the television show, “Survivor.” “I have seen every single season,” Clarke, a 22-year old from Willsboro, said. “I would watch it online and brag to my friends that I could totally do that. I could be on that show.” So Clarke decided to give it a chance, sending a one minute video about herself into the show as part of their online casting contest. Clarke was later said she did not make the cast through the contest. “I thought the video was good,” Clarke said. “When I found out I wasn’t in the top 10, I thought it was over, which was tough because I was at the point where I truly thought they were going to take me. At the time, Clarke said that she was in the middle of changing her cell phone over,

which resulted in a surprise when she first checked her voicemails. “I got a call from a casting person at the show who said that they liked my tape and wanted me to come in.” Clarke auditioned for the show in the first week of January, and then received the word in April that she was chosen as one of the 16 new contestants for the show, on the same day she started medical school. “The greatest preparation for this was being a fan of the show and watching it,” Clarke said. “I read a lot of different books to prepare.” Clarke said she was also able to prepare for the competition based on where she grew up. “Living in a small town like Willsboro, you have to learn to appreciate all parts of people,” Clarke said. “In a big school, you have options. In a small school, you have to be friends with everyone in order for it to work. In the show, you are

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2011 Fall Sports Preview

AUSABLE VALLEY CENTRAL PATRIOTS AVCS looking for return trip to sectional final C L I N TO N V I L L E — The AuSable Valley varsity football team will look to its leaders to help set a pace that can return them to the sectional finals in 2011. “We return with strong leadership roles from returning players Austin House and Michael Thompson, both the offense and defense will have field captains, with good game knowledge,” head coach Heith Ford said. “We have good depth at both line backers and offensive backfield positions.” House will be the signal caller for the Patriots, while Thompson will anchor the linebacking core. Dillon Savage will be one of the featured backs in Austin House returns at quarterback for the AuSable Valley the offensive attack. Patriots. Photo by Nancy Frasier Ford said that he will mental mistakes will make for a sucrely on his leaders to help out the cessful season. We are going to take newcomers to the squad. “Our team has good numbers but a play by play, game by game apvery little varsity experience,” Ford proach, and the season will take care said. “We need to play within our- of it self.” The Patriots are coached by Ford selves, and not try to over play. Steady Improvement with very few along with assistants Steve Maiorca and Andrew Bombard.

AVCS Football roster Evan Cobb Kyle Coolidge Larry Crowningshield Elijah Fitzgerald Jeffery Galusha Austin House Corey Joy Jonathan Ladieu Chris Lafontaine Matt Lamere Jon Luxon Conner Manning Philip Nolan Jeremy Owen Joe Parker Andrew Parrow Kyle Prinsen Jimmy Provost Dillon Savage Kodie Simpson Austin Smith Austin Spooner Sawyer Taro Michael Thompson Brandon Wallburg David Warner Daniel Zborowski

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Patriot spikers prep for season CLINTONVILLE — The defending Class C and regional champions are working hard to prepare for the new season.

CLINTONVILLE — The Patriots girls varsity swim team will look to its experience to improve upon a 4-2 season in 2011. We have a very strong group of seniors this season who will be the key to this season’s success in R a y c h e l A g o n e y, K a r l a B o o t h , L e a n n C o o k , Te e s h a C o o l i d g e , Sierra Cotrona, Christine Darrah, Kaylee Davis and Alexis Facteau,” head coach Andy Johnson said. “We have hopes that this year we can position ourselves right alongside the two historically dominating teams, instead of hav-

ing PHS and Peru pull away at the conference championships like in the past.” Johnson said that with the experience in the pool, they are looki n g t o g i v e t h e p o w e rh o u s e schools of Section VII swimming a run. “ We a re h o p i n g t o p u t s o m e p re s s u re o n t h e b i g g e r t e a m s o f Peru and PHS this season,” Johnson said. “The athletes have been working to try to close the gap that has existed for about 30 years between AVCS and the other two teams.”

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ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS CENTRAL LIONS Lions boys soccer team ready to compete for sectional crown E L I Z A B E T H TO W N — T h e E l i z a b e t h town-Lewis boys soccer team has a lot of motivation heading into the 2011 season. The Lions are hoping that the motivation will lead to a divisional and sectional title. “ We h a v e e x p e r i e n c e , s p e e d a n d d e p t h , ” s a i d h e a d c o a c h P a u l B u e h l e r. “We will work throughout the season on continuing to develop chemistry.” On the defensive side of the ball, the team will look to a trio of defenders in senior goalkeeper Brock Marvin, senior s t o p p e r Ti m m y L a R o c k a n d s e n i o r sweeper Jeremy Rushby. Senior Hunter Mowry will help control the midfield, while sophomore Connor Apthorp will be a key player on the striker line. “The key is to have fit, happy kids playing better soccer every day,” Buehler said. “We are hoping to be vying for first place in our division.”

Lady Lions look for more success E L I Z A B E T H TO W N — T h e E l i z a b e t h town-Lewis girls varsity soccer team will hope another year together will get them deeper into the sectional playoffs. “ We h a v e g o o d t e a m s p e e d , ” h e a d coach Steve Denton. “Our keeper Junior Kearsten Ashline is very strong in net. Juniors Emily Morris and Kylee Casavaugh will be leading our offense. And Sophomore Lily Whalen leads our defense.” Denton said that the team will work on i m p ro v i n g its defensive concepts throughout the season, so they can defend more as a team. Sweeper back Lily Whalen, central See ELCS, page 30

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WILLSBORO WARRIORS/WESTPORT EAGLES Douglas new skip for Lady Warriors Eagle boys look to get into win column WILLSBORO — The Lady Warriors will be led by a new face for their 2011 season. Michael Douglas, who is the newest member of the Willsboro faculty, will coach the squad, and said that their work ethic has been great to start the season. “Every single person on the team has worked extremely hard in the preseason to become the best player they can be trying to improve each and every day,” Douglas said. “We are going to work on continuing to develop our passing game so that we can maintain possession of the ball for longer periods of time.” Douglas said that the plan for the season is to stress a team concept, with contributions coming from throughout the roster. “We don’t really have one player who will have a huge impact on their own,” he said. “We will score by committee and try to get contributions from a lot of different people. It may be one person who steps up big for us Tiffani Tromblee and the Lady Warriors expect to be competitive. Photo by Keith Lobdell in one game and then a different person the next game. That has happy with that.” been our focus so far.” Douglas said that with the new league Douglas said that the team will have to merger, he was not sure if he could handcontinue to work hard to reach their goals. icap it, but he did feel as though the Lady Warriors would have a say in the outcome. “If each player reaches their fullest po“I expect us to be competitive and surtential by working hard and trying to imprise some teams this year,” Douglas said. prove then that will help the team reach “I would like for our team to continue to its fullest potential,” Douglas said. “The improve all year long, eventually peaking goal is to win games, but at the same time and becoming a dangerous team come if everyone is giving their all and that playoff time.” doesn’t produce a win then I will still be

Warrior boys seek top of division WILLSBORO — The Willsboro varsity soccer team returns and all-state player in senior Clay Sherman and will look to give him some help along the front line. “A key will be finding a scorer to go along with Clay,” head coach Andy Lee said. “We have strong leadership and experience, and that will be a strength for us.” A l o n g w i t h S h e r m a n , k e y re t u r n i n g

p l a y e r s i n c l u d e s t r i k e r / m i d f i e l d e r J e ff Bigelow, midfielder/back Clayton Cross and back Nick Ball. “Being competitive within our division and continuing to develop the young players into strong players will help us have a successful season,” Lee said. “With the new league this year, we hope to continue to be a strong team within our division.”

WESTPORT — The Westport boys varsity soccer team will look to improve upon a winless 2010 season with nine of the 11 starters returning for this year ’s campaign. “We need to develop our team play, and our ability to maintain ball possession,” head coach Michael Davis said, who is assisted by John Doyle. “I feel we’ll be successful if we come together as a team, coordinate our play, and have fun,” Davis said. “We are the smallest school in a very tough division, and I expect we will have some challenging games this season.” Davis said that he is looking for a trio of seniors to step up for the Eagles this fall. “Look for our three seniors, Ethan Markwica, Cooper Sayward, and Jonathan Magoon to step-up and lead the team this year,” Davis said.

Lady Eagles set for new season in new division WESTPORT — The Lady Eagles of Westport are hoping that some experienced leadership will help them to compete in the new merged Mountain and Valley and Champlain Valley Athletic soccer conference. “We have several seniors on this years team,” said head coach Brad Rascoe, who is assisted by Elizabeth Lee. Rascoe said that he is hopeful that his core of seniors will be able to provide leadership as well as a solid core on the field as the team looks to find player to put up numbers on the scoreboard. “The keys to the season are playing as a team and getting some scoring threats developed,” Rascoe said. “My seniors need to step up and lead by experience.” Rascoe said that the key will be improving on the team concept throughout the season as they get closer to the playoffs. “This season will be a success if we improve on our team play and if everyone enjoys the year,” he said. “Hopefully we will be competitive in our division.”

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SARANAC LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL RED STORM LPCS boys soccer schedule Friday, Sept. 9... at ELCS Monday, Sept. 12... at Seton Wednesday, Sept. 14... bye Monday, Sept. 19... v. NAC Wednesday, Sept. 21... v. Westport Monday, Sept. 26... at Chazy Wednesday, Sept. 28... v. Willsboro Friday, Sept. 30... v. ELCS Tuesday, Oct. 4... v. Seton Thursday, Oct. 6... bye Tuesday, Oct. 11... at NAC Thursday, Oct. 13... at Westport Tuesday, Oct. 18... v. Chazy Thursday, Oct. 20... at Willsboro

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LPCS cross country schedule Saturday, Sept. 10... Early Bird, at Saranac Tuesday, Sept. 13... at Seton (w. Peru) Friday, Sept. 16... v. Beekmantown (w. Saranac) Tuesday, Sept. 20... at AVCS (w. Plattsburgh High, Ticonderoga)

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Red Storm set for title defense SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake varsity football team will look to continue on the successes of 2010, when they captured the Section VII and regional Class C titles. “Our strengths lie in our sense of team, work ethic, enthusiasm and team spirit,” head coach Eric Bennett said, who is assisted by Matt Raymond, Wayde Montroy, Johnny Muldowney, Jim Hayden, Jan Plumadore and Robert Dora. “The key will be staying focused on what we can control and disregarding that which we cannot,” Bennett said. “Becoming a team, playing with heart and having fun is what will determine a successful season. We hope to be competitive and represent our community to the best of our ability.” The Red Storm are led offensively by junior quarterback Matt Phelan, who in his first varsity start combined for almost 300 yards of total offense in a 22-19 loss to the Peru Indians. Middle linebacker Lukas Atkinson, running back Kyle Dora and defensive back Ben Monty also look to be key contributors for the Saranac Lake team this season.

SARANAC LAKE — First-year Saranac Lake varsity volleyball coach Diana Schwartz hopes that her team will be able to put the last season behind them and get some wins in 2011. The Red Storm is coming off an 0-16 season, and will look to strength in two main areas of the court in order to start the process of turning things around. “We have girls that could be strong at the net and we have excellent servers,” Schwartz said. “Two seniors to watch for are Abby Smith and Nikkie Trudeau. They should both be competitive at the net. Nicole Viscardo and Shannon Stevens (juniors) should be helping at the net as well. Our two setters this year, Kylie Sapone and Emily Fountain (juniors) should be key players for the team as well.” Schwartz said that areas where the team

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will need to improve in the upcoming season include getting the ball to the net on the other team’s service. “We need to work on accurate passing,” Schwartz said. “If they can overcome their passing issues, we will be competitive.” Schwartz said that if there is improvement throughout the season on the court, there will be improvement in the rankings, as well. “I don’t think that we will be at the top, but I think that we will be more competitive than last year,” she said.

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2011 Fall Sports Preview

TUPPER LAKE CENTRAL LUMBERJACKS Chemistry key for TL spikers TLCS volleyball schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 7... v. Clifton-Fine Friday, Sept. 9... v. Chateaugay Monday, Sept. 12... at Madrid-Waddington Saturday, Sept. 17... v. Colton-Pierrepont Monday, Sept. 19... at Parishville-Hopkinton Thursday, Sept. 22... v. Edwards-Knox Monday, Sept. 26... at St. Regis Falls Saturday, Oct. 1... at Clifton-Fine Tuesday, Oct. 4... at Chateaugay Friday, Oct. 7... v. Madrid-Waddington Friday, Oct. 14... at Colton-Pierrepont Tuesday, Oct. 18... v. Parishville-Hopkinton Friday, Oct. 21... at Edwards-Knox Tuesday, Oct. 25... v. St. Regis Falls

Wednesday, Sept. 7... at Potsdam Friday, Sept. 9... v. Canton Tuesday, Sept. 13... v. Massena Thursday, Sept. 15... at Malone Tuesday, Sept. 20... at Salmon River Thursday, Sept. 22... v. B-Moira Monday, Sept. 26... ay Chateaugay Wednesday, Sep.t. 28... at Ogdensburg Friday, Sept. 30... v. Madrid-Waddington Tuesday, Oct. 4... v. Edwards-Knox Thursday, Oct. 6... v. Massena Wednesday, Oct. 12... v. Malone Friday, Oct. 14... v. Salmon River Tuesday, Oct. 18... at Brushton-Moira Thursday, Oct. 20... v. Chateaugay

TLCS football schedule Saturday, Sept. 3... at Gouverneur Friday, Sept. 9... at Massena Friday, Sept. 16... v. Saranac Lake Friday, Sept. 23... at Immaculate Heart Friday, Sept. 30... v. Moriah Friday, Oct. 7... at Ticonderoga Friday, Oct. 14... v. St. Lawrence Friday, Oct. 21... v. Canton

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Runners set for season TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys and girls cross country teams are gearing up for the 2011 season with the goal of improving their times as the races go along. “This is an extremely eager and hard working groups of kid,” co-head coach Amy Farrell said, along with co-head coach John Waldron and assistant Wendy Pavlus. “The idea that we get better with every meet is the key.”


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The teams will be led by Hannah Klossner, Gretchen O’Leary and Ari Bishop for the girls; with Bryan Geiger, Broyce Geurrette and Josh Fletcher heading the boys.

Girls roster

Hannah Klossner Gretchen O’Leary Samantha Ormsby Abbie St. Onge Emily Sexton Ari Bishop

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Bryan Geiger Brandon Bedore Randy Charland Josh Fletcher Anson Gagnier Ben Geiger Broyce Guerette Cameron LaMare Mark Pratico Dylan Miller Cam McGillis Chad Williams

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Tuesday, Oct. 4... v. Malone (w. Norwood-Norfolk) Tuesday, Oct. 11... Leagues at Canton Tuesday, Oct. 18... at B-Moira (w. Potsdam) Tuesday, Oct. 25... Interdivisionals at Gouverneur Thursday, Nov. 3... Sectionals at Canton

Thursday, Sept. 8... at Canton Scrimmage Tuesday, Sept. 13... at Ogdensburg (w. Gouverneur) Tuesday, Sept. 20... Leagues at Gouverneur Tuesday, Sept. 27... at Canton (w. Salmon River)


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TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake girls varsity volleyball coach Chris Savage likes just how closely his team has come together as they enter the 2011 season. “This is one of the most tightly knit groups I’ve worked with,” Savage said. “The team chemistry is amazing. That can go along way towards a winning season.” Savage said that he has a stong core of players that can help win on different levels, from attacking at the net, defensively and in the transitionals game. Like most teams at this level, transitional play between offense and defense will be critical,” Savage said. “When we are passing in rhythm, look for junior setter Sarah Amell to run a powerful offense with hitters such as seniors Kristin Bickford, Julia Bradley, and Kelly Doolen notching plenty of kills. Also, senior Amber Pickering will play a pivotal role as the team’s defensive specialist.” Savage said that the key for the season will be growth. “Success for the season will be measured in growth,” he said. “I am looking for growth in skills, game knowledge, and athleticism.”

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SLCS cross country schedule, roster

SLCS volleyball schedule Friday, Sept. 9... v. Saranac Monday, Sept. 12... at BCS Wednesday, Sept. 14... v. Peru Friday, Sept. 16... at NCCS Tuesday, Sept. 20... v. NAC Friday, Sept. 23... at Lake Placid Monday, Sept. 26... v. AVCS Wednesday, Sept. 28... at PHS Tuesday, Oct. 4... bye Friday, Oct. 7... at Saranac Tuesday, Oct. 11... v. BCS Friday, Oct. 14... at Peru Monday, Oct. 17... v. NCCS Wednesday, Oct. 19... at NAC Friday, Oct. 21... v. Lake Placid Monday, Oct. 24... at AVCS Wednesday, Oct. 26... v. PHS Friday, Oct, 28... bye

Willsboro girls soccer roster Hannah Bruno Renee Provost Emily Sayward Serene Holland Gabrielle Coonrod Alyson Arnold Morgan Murphy Kyli Swires Amanda Mahoney Tiffani Tromblee Renee Marcotte Bridget Moran Taylor Crowningshield Kathryn Belzile Gabrielle Yeager Stephanie Blanchard

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Willsboro boys soccer roster Jeffrey Bigelow Nick Ball Clayton Cross Clay Sherman Eddie Kelly Brandon Bertrand Cody Sayward Dakoda Latford Tyler Bridge Sam Politi Dakota Sayward Walker Lobdell Nick Arnold Jonathan Fine-Lease Seth Swires

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Saturday, Sept. 10... Early Bird, Saranac Tuesday, Sept. 13... v. AuSable Valley (w. Beekmantown, Ticonderoga) Friday, Sept. 16... at Plattsburgh High (Seton) Tuesday, Sept. 20... at Peru (Saranac) Tuesday, Sept. 27... v. Lake Placid, NCCS Tuesday, Oct. 4... at Beekmantown, AVCS, Ti

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SLCS boys soccer roster

Tuesday, Oct. 11... v. PHS, Seton Tuesday, Oct. 18... at Saranac (w. Peru) Tuesday, Oct. 25... at Northeastern Clinton (w. Lake Placid) Saturday, Oct. 29... CVAC’s at NCCS Friday, Nov. 4... Sectional at Elizabethtown

Willsboro boys soccer schedule Friday, Sept. 9... v. Seton Monday, Sept. 12... bye Wednesday, Sept. 14... v. Northern Adirondack Monday, Sept. 19... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Wednesday, Sept. 21... v. Chazy Monday, Sept. 26... at Westport Wednesday, Sept. 28... at Lake Placid Friday, Sept. 30... at Seton Tuesday, Oct. 4... bye Thursday, Oct. 6... at Northern Adirondack Tuesday, Oct. 11... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Thursday, Oct. 13... at Chazy Tuesday, Oct. 18... v. Westport Thursday, Oct. 20... v. Lake Placid

Willsboro girls soccer schedule Thursday, Sept. 8... at Seton Saturday, Sept. 10... v. Moriah Tuesday, Sept. 13... at Northern Adirondack Thursday, Sept. 15... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Tuesday, Sept. 20... at Chazy Thursday, Sept. 22... v. Ticonderoga Tuesday, Sept. 27... v. Lake Placid Saturday, Oct. 1... v. Seton Monday, Oct. 3... at Moriah Wednesday, Oct. 5... v. Northern Adirondack Wednesday, Oct. 12... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, Oct. 14... v. Chazy Monday, Oct. 17... at Ticonderoga Wednesday, Oct. 19... at Lake Placid

SLCS Football roster Seth Pickreign Matt Phelan Devin Darrah Brady DeAngelo Ben Monty Jonathan McCabe Mike Tuthill TJ Monroe Jordan Ladoceur Kevin Morgan Idriz Cecunjanin Guy Grebe Ty Curry Ethan Barge Kyle Dora Craig Leahy Mike Burpoe Josh Tremblay Anthony Isabella Taylor Pellerin Kyle McGrain Patrick Woodward Lukas Atkinson Tom Hough Grant Strack Jow Fiorile Hajro Cecunjanin Adam Cross Kellen Munn

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SLCS football schedule Saturday, Sept. 3... v. Peru (l) Saturday, Sept. 10... at B-Perth Friday, Sept. 16... at Tupper Lake Saturday, Sept. 24... v. AuSable Saturday, Oct. 1... v. Canton Friday, Oct. 14... at Ogdensburg Saturday, Oct. 22... v. Potsdam

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SLCS girls soccer roster Annie Frenette Chelsea LaFountain Erin Ryan Hope Laramee Jazzmyn Tuthill Jen McGuoirk Jordynne McDougall Kelsie Glinski Lexie Laramee Mackenzie Cotter Maggie Darrah Marisa Farmer Marisa McDonough Megan Kilroy Megan Moody Regan Kieffer Sydney Battistoni Vanessa Salamy

Westport boys soccer schedule

SLCS boys soccer schedule

Friday, Sept. 9... at Northern Adirondack Monday, Sept. 12... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Wednesday, Sept. 14... at Seton Monday, Sept. 19... bye Wednesday, Sept. 21... at Lake Placid Monday, Sept. 26... v. Willsboro Wednesday, Sept. 28... v. Chazy Friday, Sept. 30... v. Northern Adirondack Tuesday, Oct. 4... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Thursday, Oct. 6... v. Seton Tuesday, Oct. 11... bye Thursday, Oct. 13... v. Lake Placid Tuesday, Oct. 18... at Willsboro Thursday, Oct. 20... at Chazy

Friday, Sept. 9... at Beekmantown Monday, Sept. 12... v. Plattsburgh High Wednesday, Sept. 14... at NE Clinton Monday, Sept. 19... bye Wednesday, Sept. 21... at AuSable Valley Monday, Sept. 26... v. Saranac Wednesday, Sept. 28... v. Peru Friday, Sept. 30... v. Beekmantown Tuesday, Oct. 4... at Plattsburgh high Thursday, Oct. 6... v. Northeastern Clinton Tuesday, Oct. 11... bye Thursday, Oct. 13... v. AuSable Valley Tuesday, Oct. 18... at Saranac Thursday, Oct. 20... at Peru

Westport girls soccer schedule Keene girls soccer roster Anna Kowanko Emma Gothner Brittany Guerin Alexis Smith Megan Hall Chrissy Fabinio Torey Patanode Sadie Holbrook Kari LeClair Tucker Geiger Taylor Geiger Rachelle Goff Sodie Stoner

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Thursday, Sept. 8... v. Schroon Lake Saturday, Sept. 10... at Crown Point Tuesday, Sept. 13... at Wells Thursday, Sept. 15... v. Keene Tuesday, Sept. 20... bye Thursday, Sept. 22... at Indian Lake/Long Lake Tuesday, Sept. 27... v. Minerva/Newcomb Saturday, Oct. 1... at Schroon Lake Monday, Oct. 3... v. Crown Point Wednesday, Oct. 5... v. Wells Wednesday, Oct. 12... at Keene Friday, Oct. 14... bye Monday, Oct. 17... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Wednesday, Oct. 19... at Minerva/Newcomb

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SLCS girls soccer schedule Thursday, Sept. 8... v. Beekmantown Saturday, Sept. 10... at Plattsburgh High Tuesday, Sept. 13... v. Northeastern Clinton Thursday, Sept. 15... bye Tuesday, Sept. 20... v. AuSable Valley Thursday, Sept. 22... at Saranac Tuesday, Sept. 27... at Peru Saturday, Oct. 1... at Beekmantown Monday, Oct. 3... v. Plattsburgh High Wednesday, Oct. 5... at NE Clinton Wednesday, Oct. 12... bye Friday, Oct. 14... at AuSable Valley Monday, Oct. 17... v. Saranac Wednesday, Oct. 19... v. Peru

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AVCS swimming schedule Friday, Sept. 16... Pre-season at Stafford Middle School Tuesday, Sept. 20... v. Plattsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 27... at Peru (Stafford Middle School) Thursday, Sept. 29... v. Moriah Friday, Oct. 7... Mid-season at PHS Tuesday, Oct. 11... at PHS Friday, Oct. 14... v. Peru Friday, Oct. 21... at Moriah Thursday, Oct. 27... Relay Carnival at AVCS Saturday, Nov. 5... Sectionals at SUNY Plattsburgh

AVCS volleyball schedule Friday, Sept. 9... v. Northern Adk. Monday, Sept. 12... v. Lk. Placid Wednesday, Sept. 14... at BCS Friday, Sept. 16... Bye Tuesday, Sept. 20... v. NE Clinton Friday, Sept. 23... v. PHS Monday, Sept. 26... at Saranac Lk. Wednesday, Sept. 28... v. Peru Tuesday, Oct. 4... v. Saranac Friday, Oct. 7... at Northern Adk. Tuesday, Oct. 11... at Lake Placid Friday, Oct. 14... v. Beekmantown Monday, Oct. 17... bye Wednesday, Oct. 19... at NCCS Friday, Oct. 21... at PHS Monday, Oct. 24... v. Saranac Lk. Wednesday, Oct. 26... at Peru Friday, Oct, 28... at Saranac

AVCS swimming roster Agoney, Raychel Barton, Samantha Booth, Karla Cook, Leann Coolidge, Teesha Cotrona, Sierra Cross, Tonie Darrah, Christine Davis, Kaylee Day, Cassandra Facteau, Alexis Hall, Jasmine Helfgott, Annie Murphy, Sidney Provost, Alexis Snow, Cassandra Sprague, Haley Wood, Emily Zmijewski, Megan

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AVCS Continued from page 22 “We have very little varsity experience so they will keep getting better, so the degree of improvement will be key,” head coach Sandra Hoey said. “Our goal is to be competitive. We have many hitters that should be fun to watch, and will work on out communication and setting throughout the season.” Hoey is assisted by Tammy Sheffer and Kevin Hoey.

AVCS volleyball roster Jacqueline Hoey Belle O’Toole Miranda Sheffer Mirissa O’Neill Noelle Miller Cassidy Tallman Cassandra Walker Morgyn Loreman Carissa Hager

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Patriots look to senior leadership CLINTONVILLE — Patriot varsity soccer coach Robert Hamilton said that his team will be learning throughout the season about the varsity game. “There are only a few ret u r n i n g p l a y e r s f ro m l a s t years squad,” Hamilton said. “We are very athletic and have great team speed. Skill development is key for us at this point in the season. Passing accuracy and moving without the ball are also areas we will continue to focus on developing.” The Patriots return five starters from the 2010 squad, including Nate Casey, Robert Lee, Kyle Sprague, Nick Rhino and Alexander Conner “They will be called on to lead our young group,” Hamilton said. In terms of the season, Hamilton said that he will look for improvement on the defensive side of the ball throughout the year. “ How quickly we develop

AVCS goalie Nick Rhino.

AVCS girls soccer roster Bryce Allen Jessica Baker Tonya Bombard Megan Colby Amanda Hamilton Cammey Keyser Hannah Baer Jessica Ormsby Sumra Sikandar Sierra Snow Haley Taylor Liz Rennie Marissa Bickford Olivia Warden Rachel Knapp Logan Snow Taylor Saltus Mollie Mashtare

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our ball movement and secure our defense will be something we look at,” Hamilton said. “We are inexperienced everywhere, but especially in the defensive end.” Hamilton said that it is a dif-

ficult year to predict the league because of the merger in soccer between the Mountain and Valley and Champlain Valley conferences. “We will work to be competitive in every game,” he said.

AVCS boys soccer roster Nick Rhino Robert Lee Colin Pope Matt Kelly Kyle Sprague James Rock Nate Casey Alexander Conner Austin Depo Austin Facteau James Montefusco Mark Chauvin Hank McCormick Nick Trumbull Justin Stanford Tanner LaValley Eli Blaise Dylan Meyers Brandon Brooks Prescott Doyle Riley Taylor

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C L I N TO N V I L L E — The AuSable Valley varsity girls soccer team will look to stay at the top of the Section VII Class B standings with the h e l p o f k e y l e a d e r s h i p re turning to the roster in 2011. “We have a strong group of leaders coming back this year,” head coach Keith Rainer said. “With the experience of seniors Amanda Hamilton, Megan Colby and Cammey Keyser, we should have a good foundation to build on.” The Lady Patriots went 14-21 last season, and will look to continue to have success in the now merged Section VII soccer conference. “With the new league realignment and a new schedule, I expect this to be a very competitive year,” Raines said. “We fully expect to be challenging for the league title and is looking forward to a great year.”

Raines said that the team will be looking to replace some of its scoring punch from 2010. “Scoring goals will be a big emphasis this year,” he said. “We lost some quality goal scorers from last year and some of our younger kids are really going to have to step up and play well.” Along with a trio of Bryce Allen is one of the Patriots key players. seniors, Raines said Photo by Nancy Frasier that he expects Bryce will have to help bring the new Allen and Haley Taylor and goplayers into the team concept. ing to have break out years. “We lost 9 seniors off of last “Bryce will be counted on to lead our forwards and score years team and many of the new players will have little or some big goals for us and Haley no Varsity experience,” he said. will be expected to play multi“I think how well we come tople positions this year to help us play well,” Raines said, gether as a team will determine how we do.” adding that the upper classmen

AVCS boys soccer schedule

AVCS girls soccer schedule

Friday, Sept. 9... at Plattsburgh High Monday, Sept. 12... at Northeastern Clinton Wednesday, Sept. 14... bye Monday, Sept. 19... v. Beekmantown Wednesday, Sept. 21... v. Saranac Lake Monday, Sept. 26... at Peru Wednesday, Sept. 28... v. Saranac Friday, Sept. 30... v. Plattsburgh High Tuesday, Oct. 4... v. Northeastern Clinton Thursday, Oct. 6... bye Tuesday, Oct. 11... at Beekmantown Thursday, Oct. 13... at Saranac Lake Tuesday, Oct. 18... v. Peru Thursday, Oct. 20... at Saranac

Thursday, Sept. 8... v. Plattsburgh High Saturday, Sept. 10... v. Northeastern Clinton Tuesday, Sept. 13... bye Thursday, Sept. 15... at Beekmantown Tuesday, Sept. 20... at Saranac Lake Thursday, Sept. 22... v. Peru Tuesday, Sept. 27... at Saranac Saturday, Oct. 1... at Plattsburgh High Monday, Oct. 3... at Northeastern Clinton Wednesday, Oct. 5... bye Wednesday, Oct. 12... v. Beekmantown Friday, Oct. 14... v. Saranac Lake Monday, Oct. 17... at Peru Wednesday, Oct. 19... v. Saranac

AVCS cross country schedule, roster

Tuesday, Oct. 4... at Beekmantown (w. Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga) Tuesday, Oct. 11... v. Northeastern Clinton (w. Peru, Ticonderoga) Tuesday, Oct. 18... at Lake Placid (w. Plattsburgh High, Ticonderoga) Tuesday, Oct. 25... at Seton (w. Saranac, Ticonderoga) Saturday, Oct. 29... CVAC’s at NCCS Friday, Nov. 4... Sectional at Elizabethtown

Saturday, Sept. 10... Early Bird, Saranac Tuesday, Sept. 13... at Saranac Lake (w. Beekmantown, Ticonderoga) Friday, Sept. 16... at Ticonderoga (w. Northeastern Clinton, Peru) Tuesday, Sept. 20... v. Lake Placid (w. Plattsburgh High, Ticonderoga) Tuesday, Sept. 27... bye

Pats cross country team to use youth CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsit y c ro s s c o u n t r y t e a m s are ready for the 2011 season, with a core of young runners. “ Our squad is very young so we will be working on the basics from running form to nutrition,” head coach Raune Hamilton said. “Our goals are to help all runners improve as individuals and develop knowledge and love of running that they can carry into adulthood as part of a healthy life style.” Paul Ford, who just missed qualifying for states last year, returns.

Varsity Boys: Paul Ford 11 Noah Lawrence 11 Brandon Ruocco 9 Varsity Girls: Maddie Hutchins 11 Michaela Courson 11 Kendra Neiman 9 Trista Hozley 11 Jessica Malskis 9 Rebecca Newell 11 Melissa Bacon 10

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Marvin returns to his net for Elizabethtown-Lewis soccer team By Keith Lobdell CHAMPLAIN — Some players come back from concussions, others from broken limbs and bones, and others from illness and muscle tears. Very few come back from heart transplant surgery. And while Elizabethtown-Lewis senior goalkeeper Brock Marvin was rarely tested in the Lions 4-0 win against AuSable Valley Sept. 1, it was his first chance to play varsity soccer since his freshman year, when illness forced him to the sidelines and eventually to an operating table in order to replace the vital organ. “It’s nice,” Marvin said about being referred to as the ELCS goalkeeper for the first time in three seasons. “Good to be back. I just thank everyone from the surgeon to the doctors to the therapists and the psychologists. I just want to thank everyone who helped to get me back out here to enjoy the game that I love.” Marvin made six touches on the ball in his first game back, with the most challenging one coming early in the game as he beat out a Patriot striker for the ball, which led to contact between the two players. “Getting cleated in the leg wasn’t a bad thing there,” Marvin said. “It felt good to feel something again. It felt good to be able to be aggressive and playing again.” Marvin’s return to the lineup was an emotional moment for all of the members of the Lions squad.

“It was emotional on the bus and emotional when he took the field,” head coach Paul Buehler said. “Today we tried to keep the emotion is check. The team was fired up about getting Brock back.” Buehler said that the game was important to Marvin and his classmates because it was the first time they were able to play together as members of the varsity team. “This was the first time he played soccer with his classmates, and they have been waiting for that,” Buehler said. “Reconnecting with the whole team was good tonight,” Marvin said. “Couldn’t ask for much more, really. We played really well as a whole. All around, a pretty well-played game. We’ve got a ton of potential. We are going to go as far as we want to go. Just have to keep working hard.” Buehler said that he felt the opener was a good game for Marvin to get his feet wet, but that the plan for the season was to play strong defense and limit the amount of chances his senior goalie got in net. “He’s going to get some touches eventually,” Buehler said. “A couple more shots tonight would have been nice, but I like to keep things really under control. I wanted him bored. Our defense is going to try and keep him as bored as possible all year.” Marvin was listed as having three saves in the game, but none were a major threat to the goal. ELCS goalie Br ock M arvin played in his first varsit y game since eighth grade against AuSable Valley Aug. 31. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Red Storm unable to hold off late charge by Peru in season opener By Keith Lobdell SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake varsity football team was in an unfamiliar situation in their season opener Sept. 3. Trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, head coach Eric Bennett said that he needed his team to keep working hard. And, while the Peru Indians scored a 2219 victory, Bennett was pleased that his team did what he needed them to do. “We pride ourselves in not quitting,” Bennett said. “It came down to the last snap and we had a chance to win.” The Indians scored on two of their first three drives to jump out to a 14-0 lead. On the ensuing drive, Red Storm quarterback Matt Phelan, in his first varsity start, found Mike Burpoe on an out route, breaking away from the defender to score a 75yard touchdown and cut the lead to 14-7.

Youth movement for Keene boys soccer The Keene varsity boys soccer team will look to bring several new faces onto the varsity scene in 2011. “We are very young and inexperienced at the varsity level,” head coach Charlie Platt said, who is assisted by Ian Hall. “We do have good chemistry. This is truly a rebuilding year for us. We just want to improve throughout the year.” The Beavers will rely on four seniors for leadership, including Austin Holbrook, Brett Guerin, Dennis Goodnough and Everett Render.

Keene boys soccer roster Austin Holbrook Brett Guerin Dennis Goodnough Everett Render Jeffery Bruha Jack VanWie Sam Balzac Gabe Warner Maxx Sturgis Colton Venner Brandon Dumas Harry Joanette Warren Ashe JT Giglinto

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Then, as the half was winding down, the Storm again made their way down the field as Phelan connected with Devin Darrah on a 10-yard scoring pass. However, Saranac Lake was unable to tie the score when Peru blocked the point after attempt. In the third quarter, the Red Storm took the lead on a 12 play, 68 yard drive that ended with Phelan running a bootleg for the final two yards and a touchdown. “Matt had a great game for us,” Bennett said. “For his first varsity start, he did the best that he could.” Phelan finished with 193 passing yards on 10 completions, two of those for touchdowns. He also ran for 93 yards on 21 carries, scoring once. The Red Storm rally lasted through most of the fourth quarter before Peru scored with 2:49 remaining on the clock, converting a two-point conversion to give the In-

dians a 22-19 lead. On the next possession, the Red Strom got the ball to the Indians 18, but a lastditch pass from Phelan to Burpoe fell incomplete, turning the ball over for the Indians to run the victory formation. Bennett said after the game that they will not change their strategy, but will work on fundamentals. “We need to tackle better and run correct routes,” Bennett said. Burpoe finished with 125 yards receiving, while Darrah had 59 yards.

Lumberjacks open with win Jordan Garrow ran for 91 yards and one score as the Lumberjacks opened the season with a 24-18 win over Gouverneur Sept. 3. Elliot Kerst added 63 rushing yards and a score, while Tim Ropas had 54 yards and Morgan Stevens ran for one touchdown and

38 yards. Stevens also threw for 51 yards on 4-fo-6 passing. Mitch Keniston anchored the defensive effort with two interceptions.

Patriots ousted in opener The AuSable Valley Patriots were unable to overcome a 21-0 open against Franklin Academy, falling 42-13 Sept. 3. After the Huskies scored the first three touchdowns of the first quarter, Patriots quarterback Austin House found Kyle Prinsen, who was able to score from 61 yards out. House also connected with Jeremy Owen for a three-yard score in the fourth quarter. House finished with 132 yards passing and the two touchdowns. Dillon Savage led the team with 34 rush yards and an interception.

m i d f i e l d e r E m i l y M o r r i s a n d f o r w a rd Kylee Casavaugh will be key players for the Lions. “We will need to stay healthy through the season to make a run for the section final,” Denton said. “With the realignment of the league, I think we will have a lot of close games within our division.”

ELCS girls soccer roster Clare Harwood Caitlyn Coats Kristy Napper Emily Morris Kylee Casavaugh Kearsten Ashline Jenny McGinn Sierra Wimett Crystal Grady Kacee Rider Lily Whalen Caitie Decker Shonna Brooks Zoe Reusser Alexis Brown Julia Cox Abby Burdo

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Saranac Lake’s Devin Darrah battles for ball possession with Peru’s Tyler Murphy in the season opener Sept. 3. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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EDUCATION AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-803-8630

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SCRAP METAL - We will pick-up. 518-5866943.


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WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201

WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS. Any Kind/Brand. Unexpired. Up to $18.00. Shipping Paid. 1-800-266-0702.

FREE 25” CONSOLE T.V. 518-834-7611.

WANTED: LOW grade hardwood logs for pallet lumber delivered to mill. Call 518-8736722 for price and length.

WOOD STORM Windows, (35) 27 1/2 x 28, (15) 28 1/2 x 54. Free. 802-453-4009. Lincoln, VT.


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GUNS/AMMO AR15 16” Bull Barrel Carbine, Like New, $875. AR15 20” HBAR, Like New, $925. 518891-5989.

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WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any kind/brand. Unexpired up to $18.00. Shipping Paid Hablamos espanol 1-800-2660702

RYOBI 10” Bench Drill Press, 5 speed, $55. 518-251-5110.

LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Hemlock & White Pine. Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518-645-6351.




FOR SALE 86 Chevy 1-ton dump/plow truck $3500; 12.5 HP wood splitter, 34 ton $1400; 2/Horse trailer $1000; Home Comfort cook stove $1500. 518-643-7816.

**OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D\’d5Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930\’d5s thru 1970\’d5s TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440

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Real Estate

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RENTALS WELL MAINTAINED Elizabethtown Village home. Large property, barn. Walk to all. Updated appliances, freshly painted. Large rear deck. non smoking, references, lease Landlord includes one tank heating oil $700 914-882-0307 WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lakeviews. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

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Join Our Growing Team ExecutiveD irector The Board of Directors of High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care seeks a dynamic, creative and proven leader with a Bachelors degree to serve as Executive Director. Successful management & leadership experience in healthcare, human resources, program development and community relations. Full-time position with benefits package. Send resume with salary requirements, 3 references and cover letter to: Human Resources HPHPC, P.O. Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 86914

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


LAKE PLACID LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/2011. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kieran F. McDonough, 65 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02126. Purpose: any lawful act

VN-8/13-9/17/11-6TC74778 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a series of public hearings, on September 20th, 2011 at 7pm at the Willsboro Town Hall, regarding the following variance requests: Leonard Shereck of 882 Point Road (Tax Map # 21.6-2-3.200)

for a Retaining Wall Lee Anne Abbriano of 148 Lakeshore Drive (Tax Map # 21.10-120.000) for a Retaining Wall David Reuther of 3174 Essex Road (Tax Map # 40.6-1-8.000) for a Retaining Wall Members of the public are encouraged to attend or send comments in writing to the secretary. Ashley R. Walker, Secretary

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WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI 1970-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ 1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2350, S3-400 CASH. 1-800-772-1142, 1310-721-0726

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1998 TOYOTA Sienna XLE Van, excellent condition, Books for $6,125.00, Asking $5,500. Keith 518-527-4418. Can be seen at 522 Point Road, Willsboro.

2006 HORNET Sport Camper, 33’ long, sleeps 8-10, excellent condition, asking $12,500, call 518-569-4007 for more information.

DONATE A CAR - SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch: Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for over 30 years. Please Call 1-800-936-4326.

FOR SALE - 32’ Denali 5th Wheel, $35,500. Also included small storage space, cabin & many extras. Located at Baker’s Acres on a double riverside lot in Saranac, NY. Call 518492-7420 or 518-572-4216.


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Transportation Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, PO Box 158/7530 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 The owner reserves the right to waive any informality in, or to reject any or all bids. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty-five (45) days after actual opening thereof. Submit bid in a sealed envelope clearly marked


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INVITATION TO BID The Board of Education, ElizabethtownLewis Central School District, County of Essex, State of New York, invites: SEALED

BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF : 1999 Thomas/International 66 passenger bus. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of Education at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, Elizabethtown, New York 12932 until October 5, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. current time. Information regarding the bid may be directed to: John J. Bill,


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FOR 60 MOS.*

SEALED BID for 1999 66 Passenger Bus Purchase. Lauri Cutting, ELCS Distric Clerk Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Date: 08/31/2011 V N - 9 / 1 0 / 11 - 1 T C 74890 ----------------------------Are you at the end of your rope with all kinds of junk? Don’t despair, sell it fast with a DenPub Classified Ad 1-800-989-4237.

2000 FORD Truck 4WD Ranger V6, Standard Transmission, Supercab 4D, 171,306 mileage. $3,000 OBO. 518-5947206. Located at 5687 Military Turnpike. 2000 FREIGHTLINER FLD120. Rebuilt radiator to rear. 2,500 watt inverter and refrigerator. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call (518) 546-7120.


DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING. “Cars for Kids”. Any condition. Tax deductible, 1-800-597-9411

Hometown Chevrolet Oldsmobile

DONATE YOUR CAR… To The Cancer Fund of America. Help Those Suffering With Cancer Today. Free Towing and Tax deductible. 1-800-835-9372

152 Broadway Whitehall, NY • (518) 499-288 6• Ask for Joe


New 2012 Ford Fusion SE

Auto, Air, P/Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Seat, CD, SYNC System, ReverseSensing


MSRP.................................................$24,610 Ford Retail Customer Cash.....................-$500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash........................-$1,000 FMCC Retail Bonus Cash........................-$500 Dealer Discount......................................-$620


Offer ends 9/12/11


$500 & 0% OR GET

FOR 60 MOS.*

New 2011 Ford Taurus SEL

Auto, Air, P/Windows, Rearview Camera, Push Button Start, SYNC Reverse Sensing


MSRP.................................................$30,995 Ford Retail Customer Cash..................-$1,000 Ford Retail Bonus Cash........................-$1,000 FMCC Retail Bonus Cash.....................-$1,000 Dealer Discount...................................-$1,000



$2,000 & 0% OR GET

FOR 60 MOS.*

*Subject to FMCC approval. All customers may not qualify. Offer ends 9/12/11. Tax, title, fees extra.



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September 10, 2011


Stk#AL178, Bright Silver, 3.6 V6 Engine, Heated Leather Seats, Back Up Camera, Touch Screen Radio Display, Navigation, Remote Start, QuadraTrac II

Stk#AM6, Tungsten Metallic, 4 Cyl., Auto. Transmission, Touch Screen Radio Display, Rated 31 MPG Hwy.

Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY







Stk#AL239 5.7 Hemi, Flame Red, RemoteStart


Stk#AM2, AWD, 6 Cyl., Bright Silver, Third Row Seat, Touch Screen RadioDisplay

873-6386 873-6386• www.adirondack

873-6386 1998 Ford Ranger

2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4


31K Miles




Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, 98K Miles, One Owner

Hemi, Loaded, w/Fisher Plow, 15K miles


2004 Buick Rainier CXL



2010 Ram SLT Crew Cab

4 Door, V8, PW, PL, Moon Roof, Red, 64K Miles

V6, Auto, X-Cab, AC, 107K Miles

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

DEALER #3160005

Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY

Dealer #3160005


Tax, title, fees extra. See dealer for complete details. Some restrictions may apply.



2006 Dodge Caravan SXT

2007 Ford Focus Wagon Loaded, 44K Miles

87,875 Miles






11,800 75707


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