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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown officials and administration for the Elizabethtown Community Hospital will attempt to solve a parking issue at the Sept. 20 meeting of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The hospital recently purchased a parcel located across the street from the facility and Horace Nye Nursing Home, which was previously had several uses, including as a car wash. According to Jane Hooper, the hospital cleaned up, graded and used crushed stone to create a level parking area for its staff on this piece of property.


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WESTPORT — A quick moving storm made its way through Westport Sept. 6, up-rooting trees, damaging soccer equipment and cabins at Camp Dudley, even overturning an airplane at the Westport Airport. The storm hit around 4 p.m., as Camp Dudley Business Manager Fred Guffey was returning to town when he saw the system. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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ELIZABETHTOWN — There are new structures helping to keep the roof on the Old Essex County Courthouse up. A pair of new supports have been placed on the courthouse, along with several others near pillars along the county buildings as county officials look to replace the failing pillars with new, historically accurate ones. “All of the areas that have the supports were places where the pillars needed im-

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mediate securing,” County Department of Public Works Superintendent Anthony LaVigne said. “They are old and they all need some work. The ones that are shored up need to be done as an emergency replacement. The others will be done as we can budget for that work.” LaVigne said that they are currently in the design and engineering process for the project, which is how they discovered more pillars other than the ones located at the Old Courthouse that needed repair. “They looked at all of the pillars as part of the scope of the work,” LaVigne said. “They shored up the pillars and drilled access holes so they could see what was inside. This allowed them to


ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting an Apple Dessert Contest at its Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15. The contest, held in honor of Elizabeth Lawrence, will be judged by a committee of local residents experienced in the preparation and appreciation of fine foods. All desserts are welcome: pastries, cakes, puddings, cookies, pies and more. The only requirement is that real apples, preferably local apples, are used in the creation of the dessert. People should bring their desserts to the

be checked for historical accuracy,” he said. “It makes the process slower any time that you add a layer of bureaucracy into it.” LaVigne said that he hoped the work could be done through the winter months.

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Occupancy tax revenue recovering after tough tourism winter By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County has made up for the loss of winter tourism dollars. Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid Visitors Bureau Executive Director James McKenna reported to members of the Essex County Economic Development, Planning and Publicity Committee meeting Sept. 10 that through the month of July, occupancy tax revenue had matched the 2011 totals. “Through winter, we were running about 10 percent down on occupancy tax,” McKenna said. “Through the month of July, we are now even. From what we are hearing, people had an all right summer.” McKenna said he expects the revenue generated from people vacationing in the Adirondacks for multiple days to be ahead of 2011 totals once August figures are calculated.

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While there appears to have been a recovery from the warm, near snowless winter, McKenna said that he would be worried if there were to be a repeat in the coming months. “If you look at last winter, we are a little nervous about the weather pattern,” he said. “We are hoping that we get a winter like two years ago instead of like last year.”

McKenna also reported that he and his organization have also been using the Internet to track those who come to vacation or spend time. “We are getting more information about where the visitors are coming and why they are coming,” he said. “We are able to get much more current information about what people are doing and what their interests are.”

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This is a Thank You to all of Bea’s friends and neighbors who have kept her in their thoughts and prayers. Bea would have turned 95 on Friday the fourteenth. Bea was born and raised in Westport. She made the move into the new High School and graduated. Bea became a hairdresser right after high school and worked in the local area before setting up her own shop in Westport. Bea was a long time member of the Election Board. She also worked for a number of years at the Essex County Fair in Floral Hall. Bea was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters. She was a member of the Westport Village Planning Board when the village government dissolved. Please think of and pray for her on the fourteenth. Bea is buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Westport. Thank You, Bea’s family

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WESTPORT — Westport Chamber of Commerce members and friends reconvened after summer while enjoying treats provided by the Westport Hotel and Tavern on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The majority of businesses experienced a good summer. The Westport Heritage House reported active visitor participation with Canadians coming from Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec City; and American’s from the New England states, western and metropolitan New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and down the intracoastal waterway to Florida. The Chamber website was busy, too. In both July and August there were over 10,000 distinct visits, view-

ing 28 different pages with an average of 4.7 pages per viewer with 1.05 minutes per page.Well-placed for Google searches, the Chamber site frequently ranks higher than the sites for individual businesses. Sheila Borden reported the July 7 parade, pig roast and dance was a huge success and is excited about doing the Independence Day Celebration in 2013. Dick Sherman told of his plans to develop Adirondack Grand for Westport Senior Housing. Town Supervisor Dan Connell said that River Street Planning of Troy would soon involve members of the community as they discover and develop economic revitalization strategies for Westport. The firm expects to complete its work

within a year and to suggest up to four concrete, doable projects. Looking forward, members brainstormed topics to be prioritized at the next meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. at the Town Hall. Topics to be discussed include Ballard Park Concerts, Westport appearance, regional inter-community approach to Champlain Valley marketing, themed packages among businesses, a multi-community calendar, walking tour update, support for local business and Westport growth and revisit/restructure committees. A follow-up session further developing the chamber ’s work plan from selected topics is tentatively scheduled for mid-October.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — “Thoughts on Weight Loss, ”a wellness discussion with a focus on weight loss, will be hosted by Elizabethtown Community Hospital Monday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with speaker Dr. Austen Hayes, Ph.D. The event will be held in the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Boardroom.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Republican Committee will hold its Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Court Street, Elizabethtown. The Essex County Republican Dinner will be held at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites on Friday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. RSVP to Kellie King by calling 962-2930.

tor, will introduce the 150-acre setting with a brief tour of the forest trails that surround DaCy Meadow Farm. The trails include mixed hardwoods, lovely fern glens, grassy marshes and brookside footpaths. The Hoisington Brook serves as a corridor from Lake Champlain to upstream habitats for all kinds of wildlife. Brunch will follow, provided by DaCy Meadow Farm and including a variety of quiches using fresh eggs, sausage, bacon, ham and vegetables, Dogwood Bread Company products and desserts warm from the oven. All beverages are included and vegetarian items are available. The cost is $45 per person. Part of the proceeds will benefit Adirondack Harvest. To register, contact Lee at, 962-4756 or

Chorale season to begin ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale, a community ensemble sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center and under the direction of Susan Hughes, will begin rehearsals for its fall session on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Social Center on Route 9. The chorale will be rehearsing Shout for Joy, a program of holiday spirituals to be presented in two concerts in December. Dues are $12. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, director at 873-7319.

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WESTPORT — There will be a Roast Pork dinner Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Westport Federated Church. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. with takeouts available. Cost is $9 Adults, $4 Children 12 and under.

WESTPORT — “Forest and Farm” with Elizabeth Lee will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at DaCy Meadow Farm as part of the Adirondack Harvest Festival. Lee, naturalist and outdoor educa-

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will offer a group for those interested in knitting, spinning and weaving to meet, share ideas, provide support and guidance. Led by Lynne Macco, the group will meet on the third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 20. Please bring your own equipment. There may be drop spindles available to borrow. Please contact the Elizabethtown Social Center at 873-6408 for more information.

Golf tournament set WILLSBORO — The Iroquois Lodge No. 715 will host a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Willsboro Golf Course with a noon shotgun start. The event is a four-person scramble. Entry fee of $60 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart, cash prizes, raffles, food and beverages throughout the day. To register, call Eric Arnold (5784707) or Dean Caveney (963-7977).

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WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce the recipients for its New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Local Capacity Building (LCB) Arts Education Regrant Program. The following partnerships will be taking place during Fall 2012: •Ausable Forks Elementary School grades 4 and 5 with teaching artists Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, musicians also known as Magpie. •Ausable Valley High grades 9-11 with teaching artist Elizabeth Lee, along with collaborating teacher Alta Longware, will pres-

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September 15, 2012 Continued from page 1 “It was quick, but very destructive,” Guffey said. “While approaching we thought we saw what appeared to be a funnel cloud, but we sort of blew it off as just our imagination. When we got close to the Dudley Road, a "brown mass" of rain and wind swept across the road.” Director Matt Storey was in his office when the storm hit. “It lasted about 15 minutes, and there were big chunks of hail on the porch,” Storey said. “I looked at the basketball court and thought that there was a lot of brush for such a quick storm, then we went out and looked around.” “We had many trees down, damage to several buildings and limbs and debris everywhere,” Guffey said. “We traveled up the road a short ways to where our soccer fields are located, and the goals had all been overturned and two large trees were down across the Dudley Road at the farm just north of camp.” Guffey also said that parts of two roofs from the farm had been blown off and pieces of the roofs were down in the Camp Dudley fields, more

Parking Continued from page 1 “Once complete, the hospital was approached by Code Officer John Hudson at the request of Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Ron Testa,” Hooper said. “He indicated that we needed approval from the town Planning Board to use this property for temporary parking. The Planning Board informed ECH that it actually needed to obtain approval from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, led by Testa, so we completed an application and submitted it to the ZBA.” Town Supervisor Margaret Bartley said that ZBA members have been talking about the application since July, making

than 150 feet away. Guffey and Storey then went to North Point. “We could see that all the tops of several trees had been blown out and the entire road to North Point was totally blocked by trees,” he said. “Walking down to North Point, we came upon more trees down and debris.” Guffey said that the damage made him think again about the funnel cloud he thought he saw. “I saw all the damage and thought maybe we were not so far off after all,” he said. “I am not going to say that it was, but I do know what I saw.” “You can see that there is a swath where all the damage happened,” said employee Jeff Schwoebel in between cutting up downed trees near one of the cabins damaged by the weather event. Conor Lahiff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service out of Burlington, said that they had been monitoring the storm cell that came through Westport and into Addison County, Vt., before dying out. Lahiff explained that there was broad rotation associated with the cell, but there was not the tight rotation that they

would see with a tornado. “With a storm like this, there can often be gust fronts out in front of the storm, that cause heavy wind like we saw here,” Lahiff said. Lahiff also said that there could have been an accompanying shelf cloud, which can take on the appearance of a funnel. “Shelf clouds are a lot of times mistaken for a tornado,”

he said. Lahiff also said that the storm damage all moving or leaning in the same direction would also point to a gust front. “That is what we would have expected to happen with that storm cell,” he said. Lahiff said that the NWS had issued a severe thunder storm warning for Westport and the surrounding area at 4 p.m.

sure that they made the proper decision in accordance to landuse laws. “We have a land-use law and in it there is a process that you need to go through,” Bartley said. “Our law follows New York state law, and it is like all permitting processes.” At the Aug. 16 meeting of the ZBA, ECH attorney Matt Murnane said that the hospital would withdraw its use variance request application in order to refile the request and provide more detailed information, which would be prepared for a hearing at the Sept. 22 meeting. Hooper said that while the future use of the purchased property had not been determined, they did have an idea to

help patients and visitors while providing additional parking areas for staff. “The hospital’s main parking lot should be utilized, as much as possible, for patients,” Hooper said. “ECH purchased the property for potential future use. Long-term plans have yet to be determined. In the meantime, we would like to use the property for temporary parking for staff.” Currently, the hospital has 81 parking spaces; 11 of those handicapped. Hooper said that daily, there are 150-plus staff members along with a number of students and 52 outpatient visits, not including visitors. Helicopter landing at ECH is a factor, as cars must be removed from the main parking lot.

“This removes clinical staff from the building, creates an incredible amount of congestion along Park Street and contributes to a significant safety issue in the area,” Hooper said. Both Hooper and Bartley said they were hopeful the matter would be resolved Sept. 20. “We are hoping that this will all be resolved at that point,” Hooper said. “We have sent out letters from the ZBA to the appropriate property owners about the hearing date,” Bartley said. “This is in the hands of the ZBA now, and I hope that they get the changes that they feel they need and we can get things done legally and protect the neighborhood from a zoning sense.”

CATS helping to make Willsboro trail WILLSBORO — The Town of Willsboro is partnering with Champlain Area Trails (CATS) to create a new hiking trail at the town’s recreation park on Route 22 Sept. 22. The trail will start behind the new tennis courts and showcase a “flatwoods” environment which can have standing water in spring and be bone dry later in the year. The trail leads to an old stone wall and returns through an intriguing pine forest which seems almost “magical” in its beauty. “We will cut tree limbs and saplings, remove fallen logs, and clear brush so people can





WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM. web page: detail/375 St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.,

enjoy hiking through the woods,” said Chris Maron, the Champlain Area Trails Executive Director. “Creating the hiking trail is part of the effort to fully utilize the town’s recreation park,” said Ed Hatch, Willsboro Town Supervisor. The Willsboro Trail Project begins at 8:30 a.m. and will last until about 1 p.m. People should meet at the Recreation Park, located on Route 22, 1.3 mi south of bridge over Boquet River in Willsboro and 3.2 miles north of Essex. Please bring gloves, loppers, and hand saws. CATS will also provide tools.

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

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5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: WILLSBORO Congregational United Church of Christ - 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Church phone number 518-963-4048. United Methodist Church - Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church - 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m. WILMINGTON Calvary Baptist Church - Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church - Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church - Rt. 86 and Haselton Road in Wilmington. Pastor Brooke Newell invites everyone to join the congregation for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and coffee and fellowship after. Sunday School is offered during the worship service and there is an available nursery area. Church office is located in the adjacent Reuben Sanford building and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 946-7757. Riverside Thrift Shop is located in adjacent Methodist Barn and is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone for Shop is 946-2922. The Ecumenical Food Pantry is open in the Reuben Sanford building on Thursday nights from 4 to 6 p.m. Call Don Morrison at 946-7192 for emergencies. The Senior Lunch program under the director of Carolyn Kane serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Questions concerning the site can be answered at 946-2922 during that time only. Wilmington Church of the Nazarene - Wilmington, NY. 946-7708. Bob Hess, Pastor. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service - 11 a.m.; Wednesday - Night Teen Group 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Bible Study - Every Tuesday with Potluck at 6:00 p.m. and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Church Office hours - Tues. - Thurs. in the a.m.

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s local school boards are constantly searching for areas to make financial cuts with the minimalist effect on student curriculum, more schools should consider consolidation. Two questions that must be asked when considering consolidation are: Will there be noticeable financial savings and can the districts maintain a quality education? Consolidation, though not always an ideal aspect for some, is a logical consideration during tough economic times. The budget season was difficult for districts last year and districts will definitely be facing a similar plight this year. Pooling resources doesn’t always require cutting positions to make budget goals. Consolidating space, equipment and practice space for student athletes and musicians would be utilizing what schools already have while reaping the benefits of cost savings, and keeping the curriculum intact. Consolidation is never an easy decision. Schools are the center of our local communities, and taking that away is always controversial. But dwindling class sizes and burgeoning property taxes demand that school officials consider these difficult options. Take Putnam Central School for example, which had 35 children enrolled in its school at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Would it make better financial sense to divide these students between Whitehall and Ticonderoga? Or does a school like Putnam offer a more individualized education? Keeping student needs in the forefront is the first priority when talking about consolidation or making cuts in any district. Consolidating an entire school district could also have major consequences for the small community of Putnam. The parents and students could feel detached, and it would likely create longer commutes to school and extra-curricular activities, with children feeling less attached to their hometown. Decisions to consolidate districts are best made on an individual, case-by-case basis —what’s best for Plattsburgh City

Schools will not always be best for Minerva-Newcomb Central School. Some districts in the area have growing enrollments and their resources, administration team and facilities are being used to capacity, while other schools might benefit from each other’s strengths. Consolidation of administrative offices might be more seamless. School superintendent positions could be merged through attrition as officials retire or resign. Another area that should be considered is the consolidation of sports teams. Some local schools have such low student numbers that they cannot field a team in every available sport. When they can, they often are not competitive, or young athletes might not be afforded the rest they need during a game because of a lack of substitutes. This season alone, Crown Point Central School’s girls soccer team, with just 11 players, was nearly unable to begin the season. The team was able to make it but it was right down to the last minute. The girls in Schroon Lake were in a similar situation. Consolidating sports teams would save districts money on equipment and coaching staff, while utilizing a shared field would create savings and bring strong athletes together to work hard and encourage competitiveness and endurance. Shared services could offer an alternative to cutting programs in a school, while keeping staff on the payrolls and saving taxpayer dollars. Difficult times demand difficult decisions. As school officials enter another demanding budget season, they must take a long look at merging as many resources as possible. Nothing should be left off the table — not even studying the financial benefits of merging with a nearby district. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Shaun Kittle, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to

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Just the facts ... please N

ow that we’ve put the two national political party’s conventions behind us, we can focus on the next big events — the upcoming debates. I hope you did as I did and watched the conventions on C-SPAN, where the action can be viewed live, without commercial interruption or biased commentary. C-SPAN allows viewers to draw their own conclusions by allowing them to hear and watch what they want. Modern-day conventions are designed to be marketing events instead of a wide-open process. Recognizing that each side plays heavily to their member base, I doubt either side did much to sway a previously committed voter. I also doubt many uncommitted voters will make a decision until closer to Election Day. For those who’ve made up their minds, I’m sure the rest of this campaign season will reinforce why their vote will be cast for their candidate. The spin plays to their heart, not their reason. Based on statistics, the vast majority of us have already made up our minds on which candidate we’re going to vote for. It is possible that voters could be swayed either way by the upcoming coverage, candidate debates, or some national event or revelation that could create a major shift in either direction, though. More than anything we owe it to ourselves, the nation and future generations to do more than accept the campaign rhetoric, and that especially goes for those who are firmly committed. Vice President Joe Biden recently challenged the press to “fact check” his statements. I think that’s excellent advice for each of us to follow. A good web site is, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The site offers a quiz of the week, specific articles on the many speeches, Whoppers of 2012, a Mailbag feature that allows an opportunity for the public to present their points of contention with the candidates, the parties and even question the clarifications made by Fact Check. Another important feature is called Viral Spiral, which is designed to put an end to the many inaccurate, and sometimes very old, internet emails that never seem to die in cyberspace. If you have an email account you undoubtedly know someone who regularly sends you one of these pieces. They all sound believable, but all too often the information is non-factual and attributed to reliable sources who didn’t produce the information, but that the sender, without checking, assumed was reliable and accurate because it reinforces what they want to believe. Another useful site that should be consulted is, sponsored by The Center for Responsive Politics. claims to be a nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy. They encourage journalists, activists, students and any other interested citizens to use the free site to shine light on the govern-

ment and those who wish to use it for their benefit. claims to be the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign Dan Alexander contributions, lobbying Thoughts from data and analysis availBehind the Pressline able anywhere. They provide their findings to other organizations and news media, and the Center's exclusive data powers their online features, which track money in politics. The Center relies on financial support from a combination of foundation grants, individual contributions and income earned from custom research and licensing data for commercial use. The Center accepts no contributions from businesses, labor unions or trade associations. Yet another useful site is, sponsored by the Center for Public Integrity. The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis and claims to be one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit news organizations. Their mission is to enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions. Inaccurate and outright twisting of the truth is at the root of so many decisions people are making today. The Media, Internet and Social Media are full of inaccurate statements and information. It’s no wonder the political machines have become so skilled at spinning this stuff. If we continue to accept what we’re told without qualifying the information, we are the ones at fault for the direction this country takes. We’ve been told by both parties and each presidential and vice presidential candidate how important this election is to the future direction of the country. Both sides believe there have never been such diverse differences between the two sides and it’s up to us to ultimately decide. I urge each of us to do our homework before casting a vote. Given the current state of the country we need to hold these candidates and their parties accountable for their statements and actions. Despite what your heart and personal convictions tell you to believe, we owe it to future generations, if not ourselves, to know where the truth stops and the spin begins. Many of you may take the position that since both sides employ these tactics, what difference does it really make? Well, my comeback is simple: Until we know the real truth we will never be able to put this country on the right path. If we can’t depend on our elected officials we have no choice but to take matters into our own hands and demand they change their ways. If we don’t do that, then we deserve exactly what we’re getting. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

September 15, 2012

Thanks for help To the Valley News: To All Who Helped, On behalf of all the members of the Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. Matthew's and the Holy Name School Family, I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved in making this year's Labor Day celebration a huge success. With memories of Tropical Storm Irene's visit last year and Isaac moving our way, God blessed us with beautiful sunshine, warm temperatures and visits with friends new and old, to fill our Labor Day holiday. A big THANK YOU to the organizing committee members for the many hours of planning that you donated to the cause. And while we are on the topic of donations, thank you to the many people who donated prizes or supplies for the day. Thank you to those who prepared the program booklet, our advertisers and those who organized and marched in the parade. To the workers who spend days setting up the canopies, tables and moving grills, fryers, coolers and preparing to serve food to the hungry crowds. To those who came out on such a wonderful sunny day to spend your Labor Day holiday with us and enjoy the activities, we thank you. To our Grand Marshal, Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, the Norwood Brass Firemen, to the Beer Run Association, to Sue and her team for the delightful Ken-Ducky-Derby, to Fred and his helpers who organized the second Annual Holy Name Car Show, to everyone who worked in the booths, played games, cooked and ate food or took a chance at bingo or any of the many raffles, your presence made the day and to the clean-up crew you are a God send. Lest we forget, to the members of the Essex County Sheriffs Department and the New York State Police who provided traffic control for the parade, it was a pleasure to have you with us. The Labor Day celebration was a great success because God has blessed us with great people in Au Sable Forks, the towns of Black Brook and Jay and wonderful friends who come from near and far to support Holy Name School, a gift from God to our community. May God continue to bless the good work He has started in all of you and may our school continue for many years to be a place where tomorrow's leaders learn morals and virtues today. In Christ's service, Rev. Kris C. Lauzon Pastor

Response to letter To the Valley News: The Elizabethtown Planning Board would like to correct the misinformation submitted in a Letter to the Editor on Aug. 25 by Ken Fenimore regarding the Planning Board and our work to update the Comprehensive Plan. The following facts are a matter of public record and can be reviewed at the Elizabethtown Town Hall. On Feb. 15, 2011, the previous Town Board voted to apply for an Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant.  The purpose of the grant was to update the 37-year-old Comprehensive Plan. Resulting from the Planning Board’s hard work and dedication, the Town’s application for this highly competitive grant was success-

ful. The planning work is now underway with the help of a consultant and town volunteers. The Town has received over 120 replies to the survey that was mailed to every household. The Planning Board will continue to hold public workshops and will organize additional meetings with town businesses and other focus groups and, as always, encourage public participation. According to Elizabethtown’s Land Use Local Law and Regulations (LULLR), and contrary to the comment concerning Bartley’s “team”, it is, indeed, the responsibility and duty of the Planning Board to coordinate the establishment of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Each month the Planning Board reports to the Town Board.  Members of the Planning Board, appointed by the previous Town Board, volunteer countess hours each month and attend mandatory training each year. Our LULLR states specifically the objective of the Land Use Law shall be to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community and to that end, we are totally committed. The accusation that the Planning Board’s plan is to impose town wide zoning is incorrect. The current LULLR states comprehensiveness need not denote total geographic regulation.  Considering the Land Use needs of the entire town, regulation of only the former village area of Elizabethtown is appropriate. Outside the village, APA rules and regulation already exist. The Elizabethtown Planning Board

Response to letter, story To the Valley News: Well, spin and deflection continue to be the method utilized by some Elizabethtown officials, so a response to recent Valley News articles and letters is warranted. Planning Board member Evelyn Hatch, seems offended that I made a motion to appoint three well known, respected, and long time residents of Elizabethtown to a Comprehensive Plan Citizen Committee back in March, and refers to them as my “ chosen three.” I did so after Supervisor Bartley ignored a Town Board resolution to advertise for interested persons, which occurred in Feb. The motion to appoint these long time residents, as well as Planning Board members, passed a vote, but the outcry from Bartley and her team was overwhelming, so I offered the chance to rescind the motion. The motion to rescind passed and included, again, a directive to the Supervisor to advertise. This was done by a full Board, as it should be. Hatch also quotes from our Local Land Use Law, Article 5.01 and spins it into the Planning Board having the right to create a town wide Comp. Plan without Town Board appointment. However, the same Article 5.01 defines the area of responsibility for the Planning Board as “ the hamlet area in the Town of Elizabethtown.” She also states that two others have joined the Planning Board Team, as they’ve described themselves, but N.Y. State law requires that

the Town Board create, by resolution, a Citizen’s Committee to work on master plans. The Planning Board has no such authority. I was heartened to read that Evelyn states additional zoning for E’town is “ simply not an option.” I await such commitment from the rest of the Planning Board Team. An additional letter will be necessary to address Supervisor Bartley and I trust the Valley News will allow me to continue next week. Ken Fenimore, Elizabethtown

Beware of rattlesnakes To the Valley News: I just wanted to share an experience with you as I feel this is a serious issue. We bought a boat this year. We (my wife and two teen-age children) live and enjoy boating, especially on Lake George. After checking out the island in the Huletts Landing area we decided it would be fun to camp for a night or two. We were only able to fit one night in to our schedule. We had a wonderful day enjoying the outdoors, swimming and exploring the island. It was around 7:30 when my wife and I were sitting on the boat watching my son swimming from the dock when my daughter came across a snake coming down to join us. We all thought she joking with us, but I started walking back up the path to see what the trouble was. I was no more than 2 or 3 feet from a tree when it started hissing at me. I just stopped and watched; a few seconds later this snake continues its journey across the path and as it is slithering past I notice two things — one this snake is large 3.5 to 4 feet long and about as big around as a fist. The other thing was that clear as day it was a rattle snake. We were on a single site island that was relatively small. We immediately made a group decision to leave the island rather than risk further encounters with the snake. Of course this meant navigating the lake back to Mossy Point boat launch in the dark and packing or things with the last of the daylight which we accomplished hastily. The next morning I called the Narrow Island ranger station and was trying to get some feedback on rattle snake sightings. I didn’t get any at all. I then sent Emails to the DEC and the Lake George Park Commission, both asking the amount of snake sightings and why they don’t warn people about them. You’re on an island in the middle of lake with only a faint idea of where you might seek the quickest medical attention. There is limited cell service at best. I picture a young toddler trying to investigate a snake or even an older child without knowing. This is definitely a potentially fatal scenario. A lot of people in this area including myself have never seen a rattle snake in their lives. Being aware that they are there is a huge step in preventing accidents from ever happening. I am certain that many people that come to this area wouldn’t expect rattle snakes. And I just can’t believe that each time someone checks in they don’t advise people that they are there, and they are protected in New York so they are making a come back. Why aren’t they advising people to be vigilant and know where to call to get help in case of an emergency? Kyle Whitford Ticonderoga

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don’t think people in general are so much afraid (although a good argument has been made why they might ought to be!) about the condition of our country. I think they are mostly frustrated that they keep working hard, and yet in this land of plenty (still is, you know) we seem to be getting less and less out of it. There are two themes I would like to touch on here. One is the one already started on affirmative interaction, and the other is about this fear/frustration situation we seem to be in. They are very much related. How can interaction be fairly easily kept civil and productive, and how can we get together on reasonable approaches, and learn more as we give it our best shot. Unfortunately, we the people are at a serious disadvantage here, because we don’t know how to work toward these goals. No, we don’t; that is obvious, since we are going nowhere fast. We can’t just blame it on our (fill in some adequate disparaging word here) representatives in Congress. Because, if the problem were just them we could easily replace them, and … well it hasn’t been working, has it? Okay, as I see it the two themes in a nutshell are: 1) Finding ways to productively work together when there is great uncertainty about what to do, together with 2) finding ways to take big risks TOGETHER, in order to slowly discover our way forward. The old answer to both of these is use of

power (which one has first to obtain, and then try to keep) to do it “MY WAY” ("You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche). We are all subscribing to the power approach when we do not educate ourselves to know what we want Congress to try, and instead subscribe to making sure OUR side wins, shoves the old dried out saws down each other’s’ throats, and pretend everything will be all right. Humph. Uh uh. This is basically power backed up by ignorance. Power, power, power. We are losing ground in the world, slowly but surely, by continuing this approach as a nation. We became a rich country when we revolutionized agriculture, which was done based upon the work of dedicated inventors and hardworking people to using their inventions. Simply put, substance, not power. That is a simplistic statement, but not a simplistic thought. What are the alternatives available to us, to slowly put the power approach to bed, and address both themes presented? Ironically, project teams in industry are often successful, because they DO embrace the alternatives. They know how to make sure to strongly include every member of the team, invite him/her into deliberating, taking responsibilities, and becoming accountable for results. Each member gets to state his/her thoughts, ideas, solutions …. Time is encouraged to tell stories about how their ideas

worked in similar situations in the past … When someone is confident about how to go forward, he/she is given the floor and basically honored by being listened to, carefully. All these instead of figuring out how to knock the idea or person down if one doesn’t like what he/she is promoting. We look to find and create mutuality with others in combining approaches in new ways and putting them out there, knowing that they will be listened to. Those ways of behaving are the first half of what I have come to refer to as “affirmative inter-action.” The thing is there is nothing new here. You might not think this would be so hard to do, except that other than in some successful project teams at work, we DON’T DO IT. Maybe, we want to discover why we don’t, OR maybe that is not important; what is important is to rediscover how TO DO it. Jimmy Stewart always seemed to know. Was that simply fantasy? Do we want to do more of this? If yes, it apparently is not as easy as it looks. There is more, oh so much more to say. And, by the way, the four underlined actions in this paragraph are the rudiments of the first four (half) of what I have come to refer to as affirmative inter-action. Please remember that I did not make these up to be smart or wise or whatever. They arose out of careful research on real live groups. Don Austin, PhD Elizabethtown

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Children and Anxiety


hildren have always been exposed to tragedy, both in their respective families and in the larger world. Since the great American tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001 when four American airliners changed our culture forever, anxiety and fear have been mounting in our culture. Over the last six months, there have been a multitude of mass shootings, not acts of terrorism but rather Americans shooting Americans. Then there is By Scot Hurlburt the mounting fear around our economy and how many parents will lose their jobs and how many parents who do not have jobs will obtain them. These fears are very real and a part of many American households. These circumstances and many others work in concert to create feelings of helplessness and lack of control. While many adults struggle with these stressors, they do so with at least some experience in dealing with tragedy, fear or uncertainty. Children, on the other hand, have little or no experience in coping with these experiences. What is lacking is the ability to put these frightening events in their proper perspective. If children are unable to process these events and then put them in a relative perspective, they run the risk of staying at the highest possible levels of stress without relief. While children are like adults in that they may respond differently to tragedy or fear depending on their personality, many children will experience intense anxiety because lacking an adult perspective they will interpret these experiences as direct threats to themselves and those that are their caretakers. While it may be difficult to explain tragic events it is important that children understand any potential consequences for their family including an opportunity for a child to express their feelings about their fear. As adults, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that our children are absorbing our energy, our facial expressions and words, especially when we are stressed or fearful. Parents can help children to feel more secure by providing comfort and reassurance that everything is OK. Speaking openly and honestly about the tragedy can help children to explore their own feelings about the event and can help to reduce anxiety. Encourage children to express themselves and their feelings through talking, drawing, singing or playing. Children may experience age regressed behaviors during times of intense fear or anxiety children may revert to thumb sucking, bedwetting or baby talk. Some children may develop a fear of sleeping alone or they may experience headaches, stomach aches and may not want to go to school. These children are not being bad, they are experiencing high levels of stress and reacting in the only ways that are available to them so it is important not to discipline a child for these behaviors that will resolve as the stress dissipates. It may be necessary to provide extra comfort by giving extra time, extra hugs and telephoning the child throughout the day and into the evening if a parent is at work. During these episodes it is important that children are getting exercise, having many opportunities to play and to have fun even amidst tragedy. Grade school children may ask many questions about the tragedy and it is important that the answers are given in words that the child can easily understand. It is important not to give false reassurances to a child such nothing bad will ever happen to them or their family. Rather it is important to reassure the child that everyone is OK right now and that as their guardian you will do everything that you can to keep them safe. It is fair to tell them that tragedies do happen but in the larger scheme of things, tragedies are rare. While being honest with children is important, monitor what they watch on TV. In the initial stages of a tragedy, the media may replay the most tragic elements of the event over and over and unlimited watching by school age and younger children may keep the events too real. Adolescents will experience tragedy more like adults though some part of them will experience the event on a level that is much younger than their age. During these times, some adolescents may act out as an expression of their fears or anxiety. Many adolescents will turn to friends to process these events and as a parent you can help to facilitate these opportunities. Remember, all kids count.

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any people question the high cost of adopting an animal from a shelter. At the NCSPCA, our adoption fee for adult dogs is $90, and for adult cats, is $55. Adopting a puppy costs $55 plus a $35 deposit toward neutering/spaying; adopting a kitten costs $20 plus the deposit. Although adoption fees comprise only 15 percent of our income (private donors provide 85 percent of funding), these fees help us to maintain the level of quality care our shelter staff provide to our animals awaiting their forever homes. We treat all of our cats and dogs with loving care, which includes a thorough assessment of each incoming animal's health and personality, as well as opportunities to improve for training and socialization to give them the best chance at having a good life with a loving family. Our dedicated staff and cadre of volunteers work tirelessly to make the shelter the best possible alternative until a permanent home can be found. Your adoption fees help us to maintain our staff, as well as

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providing top quality food and medical care, including inoculations, diagnostic tests, and spaying or neutering. Many animals arrive at the shelter in need of medical care and treatment before they can be adopted into new homes. You can be sure that the fee you pay when adopting a new pet will benefit the health and well-being of all our animals! Our featured pet this week is Mindy, a gorgeous, tortoiseshell-patterned Domestic Shorthair-mix who has bewitching golden eyes and a sweet personality. Mindy takes a few minutes to warm up to strangers, but once she does, she's a big, cuddly purring machine who loves to be held and petted. Once she is in her "comfort zone," Minday is very mellow, has excellent manners, and gets along well with other cats. If you are looking for a feline who is beautiful in both appearance and personality, Mindy is the cat for you. Why not stop by and spend a few minutes getting to know her today? We are sure you won't be disappointed.



nother season begins! The Pleasant Valley Chorale, directed by Susan Hughes, has begun practicing at the Elizabethtown Social Center on Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. If you enjoy singing, they are always looking for new members, and from what I've learned, they would love having another tenor. A $10 donation is suggested, to help offset the cost of music. Remember, this Saturday, Sept. 15, is the collection day for the Thrift Shop at the UCC church from 10 a.m. until noon. Now is a great time for doing some fall cleaning out, the shop is always looking for new items. When you're through at the collection, head next door to the museum for the Taste of Local Food Festival. Treat yourself to some delicious local cooking, with the best of our local harvest. If you taste something at the dessert contest that you would like to try in your kitchen, the recipe can be purchased for $1 If you have a high school student in ELCS, especially in 9th and 12th grade, there is a parent workshop that is important for you to attend on Monday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. This workshop will help

parents prepare their freshman to be successful in their high school education, learn more about the types of diplomas, so they may to earn the highest diploma they can. If you have senior, you will learn about graduation requirements, post high school opportunities, how to apply and pay for college. Tuesday, Sept. 18, is the regular ELCS school board meeting at 6 p.m., stay up to date in everything that is happening at school, the transition in administration, it doesn't hurt to get involved. It will be hunting season soon, ECH is hosting their annual Hunter's Health Screening on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. This free health screening will give the hunter an opportunity to make sure they are in tip top shape for all those long hours in remote areas of the wilderness, looking for that elusive deer, bear or turkey. A representative from the NYS Department of Conservation will be available for questions about hunting laws and regulations. Various hunting information will be provided in the hospital lobby. Correction from last week: E-town does not have a primary today, Thursday, Sept. 13.

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ll interested persons are invited to join a special gathering at the Willsboro United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.The Willsboro and Reber churches are coming together for an informal style worship and hymn sing. To be followed by a time of fellowship and a shared Covered Dish style lunch. You are urged to come in casual dress. We also ask that each family bring a dish to share and plan to come share in this special gathering. If you have any questions about the event call Janice Allen 9638912. Dennis Everleth has retired after providing a very meaningful service to the Senior Citizen Center down in Essex. He wants to send his thanks for the money purse and additional person gifts to show their appreciation for his caring over the years. He is working with his replacement, Julie Knapper for a short while, she is being well received by the group. Champlain Trail Area and the Town of Willsboro are partnering to create a new trail on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the town's Recreation Park on Route 22, across the

road and a little west of Noblewood Park. The trail will provide a wonderful onemile hike plus the goal of having a hiking/skiing trail between Essex and Willsboro, passes through a "flatwoods" environment as it leads to an old stonewall and returns through an intriguing pine forest which seems almost "magical" in beauty. As with making most new trails, they will be cutting tree limbs and sapling, removing fallen logs and clearing brush, this trail route is fairly overgrown and has a lot of brush so they can use a lot of volunteers. The project will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. Please bring gloves, loppers and hand saws (no chain saws), others tools will be provided. More details call 962-2287 or The Heritage Society Museum badly needs volunteer docents for September and October. contact Charlie Lustig if you can help 963-7789. Happy Birthday to Richard Deneal Sept. 20, Lori Sayward Sept. 20, Justin Drinkwine Sept. 21, Margaret Beuerlein Sept 22. Happy Anniversary to Jack & Holly Wintermute Sept. 22.

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y end of Keeseville is getting quite the facelift on the road as new paving is going on right now. When complete it should look great and I’m impressed on the lack of disruption during such an overhaul. I received an email from Rick Weerts regarding the Keeseville Cub Scout Pack 5. There is an open house Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Keeseville Elementary School from 6 to 7 p.m. There are more activities coming up in the near future for this very active Cub Pack. I will be putting in about more very soon here in this column. You can find out more about them at their website, Of course, my thanks to the Pack for all they do here in Keeseville. I talked to Mary Anne at the library. The library is now on Winter hours which are Monday one to seven, Tuesday and Wednesday ten until noon and then one to

five, Thursday and Sunday closed, Friday one until five and Saturdays nine until three. While confirming these hours Mary Anne also told me that the library has a story hour coming up in October with Halloween Moon Storytime on the sixteenth of October, which is a Tuesday starting at ten. I know the summer storytimes are very well done and a lot of fun. My congratulations and thanks for the recent local Artisan show which was incredible. We only have a couple of weeks left with the Keeseville Farmer ’s Market. The end of September marks the end of this year ’s Market. I only got to visit a couple of times but I was very impressed with the depth of merchandise. The organizers did a great job both in bringing the Market back to Keeseville but also for running such a quality one as well. Enjoy the last days of Summer and all that Keeseville has to offer.



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his coming Monday evening, Sept. 17, Barbara Kunzi will teach an introductory class in canning and preserving fruits and vegetables at the Whallonsburg Grange. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. The Champlain Valley Film Society released their list of upcoming shows, and as usual it’s a selection of high quality movies that have recently played in theaters. The society is making the Grange their permanent home, and to enhance the movie-going experience will be offering popcorn and snacks at their shows. The first film of this season is “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” on Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. The CATS trail system keeps expanding, with a new trail planned for the Willsboro Recreation Park. On Saturday, Sept. 22, you are invited to meet up with like-minded hikers to work on the new pathway. The meeting place is the new tennis courts on Route 22 and 8:30 a.m. is the time. Bring your own hand tools. This will be a one mile loop, with plans to extend it all the way to downtown Essex. When using the trails, please be sure your car is well

off the road. Yesterday a posh British SUV with green license plates was partially blocking Brookfield Road at the trailhead to the delightful Wildway Overlook trail. This one, my favorite, takes you to the top of Boquet Mountain for great views of Whallonsburg’s farmland, the lake and the state across the way with the aforementioned green license plates. Now that we’ve gotten plenty of rain, you may fertilize your lawn, should you be so inclined. Oct. 1 is the deadline for this job. It’s apple harvest time, and the Champlain Valley is one of the few major apple growing areas in the state to have apples to pick. Orchards in the Hudson Valley and along Lake Ontario in western New York bloomed way too early this spring and the young fruit all got zapped by a frost. We avoided the frost and local growers will be getting excellent prices this year. There’s speculation that there will be little cider made this fall because whole apples are relatively valuable, although on the small side. Please note my new email address: robhivy@gmail.


he folks at the Chamber of Commerce gathered at the recently refurbished Westport Hotel and Tavern on Sept. 5, to compare notes on the summer ’s activities and to brainstorm about future projects. Most of the member businesses reported a good summer, and the Visitors Center at the Heritage House was hopping, welcoming Canadians from places like Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec City, as well as many visitors from New England and the eastern seaboard of the US. The chamber web site, which is well placed in the most common browsers, was also very busy, with over 10,000 distinct visits in both July and August. Did you know that clicking on the phone number of a chamber-listed business will dial that number for your potential customer? Sheila Borden reported that the Independence Day celebration—with the new early evening parade, pig roast, and square dance—was a huge success and that she’s looking forward to organizing it again along similar lines next year. Dick Sherman talked about his plans to develop senior housing here in town, which we all know is sorely needed. And Supervisor Dan Con-

nell reported that River Planning of Troy will soon be involving community members in developing economic revitalization ideas, with the aim of suggesting up to four achievable short-term projects within a year or so. The chamber encourages anyone interested to attend the next meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. at the town hall. On the agenda: Ballard Park concerts, regional marketing initiatives, themed packages for local businesses, and a multi-community calendar, among other things. Westport’s outstanding Champlain Area Trails (CATS) organization has another trail-clearing project coming up, this time in partnership with the Town of Willsboro, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are invited to meet at the Willsboro Recreation Park on Route 22 with gloves, loppers, and handsaws. The result will be a beautiful one-mile hiking trail between Willsboro and Essex. And you may want to save this date: the brush dump will be open again on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glory be!

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First ever Ride for the River fundraiser set to be held Sunday, Sept. 16 KEENE VALLEY — As the East Branch of the Ausable River flows from its source in the Adirondack High Peaks, it courses through rapids, gorges and stretches of wide, flat water on its way to Lake Champlain. On Aug. 16, bicyclists will get to see these changes first-hand in the first-ever Ride for the River fundraiser. The 37-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ausable Club in Keene Valley and end with a picnic at Ausable Chasm in Keeseville. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Ausable River Association, a non-profit community-sponsored organization that works with local landowners, scientists and state agencies to promote education and responsible management of the Ausable River watershed. Through community outreach and scientif-

ic research, the association works to establish plans that are in everyone’s best interests, all while keeping the interests of the river a top priority. The culmination of this process will be the completion of a five-year study resulting in a watershed management plan, which will discuss the importance of the river to the region and identify threats to the river from pollution to storms. Currently, the management plan is still in draft form and can be read on the association’s website. Once completed, it will include recommendations for protecting the Ausable based on the scientific data and community input collected. “It’s important because state agencies focus on the entire state,” said Corrie Miller, executive director of the Ausable River Association. “Our management plan can write about what specific projects are needed in the area.” She added that the association can help fo-

Flaming Leaves car show slated By Keith Lobdell KEENE VALLEY — The roar of classic engines will be heard coming from Keene Valley for the sixth year as the American Legion Marcy Post 1312 will again host the Flaming Leaves Classic and Antique Car Rally Saturday, Sept. 22. “The displays open at 10 a.m. and admission is free to the public,” Tom Both of the Legion said. “The cars will be organized at Marcy Field between the oval and the Holt House.” Both said those who register for the car show receive a Flaming Leaves T-shirt. “We have some good oldies, and some of them are pretty elaborate,” Both said. “This is one of the last car shows of the year and the number of cars we have really depends on the weather. We had 26 on a wet day last year, but we have had as many as 60.” Both said that the rally will include music, food, refreshments and the annual Gas Raffle

cus state agencies, like the Department of Environmental Conservation, and push for the completion of area-specific projects. “We want to make sure the river is looked after, but more so, we are about education,” Miller said. Recently, the association hosted two workshops to restore 2,800 feet of riverbank at Rivermede Farms in Keene Valley. The workshops were open to the public, and representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were on hand to educate people about the ecology of the Ausable River and the benefit of bank restoration. An upcoming event will focus on planting trees to stabilize the riverbank, but a date has yet to be set for that. The date for Ride for the River is set in stone, though. “Now we’re in the 20s for registered cyclists,” Miller said. “I think some people are waiting to register to see what the weather

will be like, but we’re riding rain or shine.” People who don’t register online can do so the day of the event as long as they pay using cash or check. Registration for the ride will begin at 8 a.m. at the Noonmark Mountain trailhead on Ausable Club Rd. in Keene Valley. It is $40 for Ausable River Association members, $50 for nonmembers, and $25 for ages 17 and younger. The cost includes the finish-line picnic, a Ride for the River T-shirt and other swag. All funds that do not go toward paying for the event will go to the river association. “The way we live, recreate and work in this region has a lot to do with the character of the river valley,” Miller said. “I think it’s important to protect what the river does for us.” For more information about the ride, visit, and visit for more information about the Ausable River Association.

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with tickets being purchased for $5 or six for $25. “The winner gets $1,000 in gas cards, second place gets a $500 in gas cards and third gets $250,” he said. Both said that the purpose of the rally is to help fund the programs of the American Legion, which include gift boxes that are sent to active military from the area with the help of Keene Central School students; the Memorial Day service; the Kenneth Lawrence Book Award to a graduating senior at KCS; the local fuel bank and a holiday toy program for those in need. “With the gift packages, we want to recognize all of those who are on active duty who have graduated from Keene or have lived here in town,” Both said. “Last year, we also donated toward the Tropical Storm recovery fund.” For more information or registering for the Flaming Leaves Classic and Antique Car Rally at Marcy Field in Keene Valley, call Carl Bigelow at 576-9908 or Both at 576-4292.

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How to conserve energy around the house

Though preserving energy around the house might sound difficult, it’s actually quite easy, and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to conserve. The following are a few ways to conserve energy around the house and help your bottom line and the planet at the same time. * Cool it with the hot water. Heating water for the home accounts for a significant percentage of your monthly utility bill. But many homeowners might not know just how simple it can be to reduce the costs of heating the water. You can trim between 3 to 5 percent off your utility bill for every 10 degrees you dial down the thermostat on your water heater. A water heater set in the range of 130 F won’t require as much energy to heat and hold water as one set around 140 F or above, and a setting of 130 F is enough to prevent bacteria from growing within the tank and still provide water that’s hot enough for a shower or bath.

* Turn off the lights (and change the bulbs!). Perhaps the simplest way to conserve energy around the house is to turn off the lights in empty rooms. It’s easy for all residents of a home to turn on a light when entering a room, only to leave that room but keep the lights on. But electricity used for lighting can constitute as much as 10 percent of a monthly utility bill. How much of that electricity is being used to illuminate empty rooms? Get in the

In addition to turning off the lights, be sure to use compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs, instead of traditional incandescent bulbs. CFLs consume less energy, don’t give off nearly as much heat as incandescent bulbs and can last as long as 10,000 hours, which is roughly 10 times as long as the best incandescent bulb. * Make use of nature. Homeowners can also employ their landscape to help conserve energy around

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September 15, 2012

Art show at Tahawus Lodge

Art show seeks entrants

Au SABLE FORKS — “Mohawk of the Adirondack,� an art exhibit featuring six Mohawk artists will be held Sept. 21 through Oct. 12, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Tahawus Lodge Center, TLC Windows Gallery in Au Sable Forks. The artists are: Cheyanne Doxtator (soapstone sculpture, beadwork), Star Horn (painting, drawing, jewelry), Barbara Little Bear (beadwork), Towanna Miller, (painting, pottery, gustowas), Kakwirakeron R. Montour (drawing, painting), and Natasha Smoke Santiago (painting, pottery). For information, contact 646-734-7151; or,

LAKE PLACID —The annual Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists, will be on display from Sept. 14 through Oct. 20. Artists are invited to dropoff up to two works on Sept. 4 through Sept. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. A $20 non-refundable entry fee does apply. There will be an Opening Reception and Awards Presentation on Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Juried Show is open to artists of all media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions. Approximately $1,000 in cash and gift certificates will be awarded. For a prospectus or more information on either show, please call

523-2512 or visit the LPCA main office, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prospectus’ are available online at

Mountain Lake triathlon set KEESEVILLE — The 14th Annual Mountain Lake Services Foundation Triathlon will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, in Keeseville. This event features paddling, running and biking. There will be an Iron course and a Recreation course. Individual Iron and Recreational categories run all three legs. Teams may consist of two to four people. Pre-registration for the event can be done by calling 546-3051 ext. 314. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. at

ROBERT E. KEECH DECEMBER 12, 1944 - SEPTEMBER 08, 2012 Robert E. Keech, 67 of WestJackson. port, NY passed away peacefully with his family by his Robert "Bob" served 5 years side in Elizabethtown Comin the U.S. Navy aboard a munity Hospital on SeptemDestroyer Escort ship and ber 8, 2012. He was a bus drivwas born in Briser/custodian at tol, CT. on DeWestport Central cember 12, 1944 School for 25 to Leon Keech years. Through and Ruth Martin. his dedicated years of service at WCS there Robert "Papa" is wasn't a wall he survived by his hadn't painted or wife Carol Fish a floor he hadn't Keech of 37 swept. Bob enyears, his mother joyed spending Ruth Lawrence of Westport, time with his wife, kids and NY, his daughter Tammy grandkids. Anyone who Snyder of Lewis , NY and her knew Bob will remember children Jessica & Nathan, him for his humor, his wondaughter, Vicki Keech Boderful, giving character and hannon and her husband contagious smile. Bob was Tim of Alburgh, VT, son, never able to say no to anyRobert F. Keech, wife Amy one, especially his grandkids and their children Sierra, Saand would give anyone the vanna & Robert Keech of shirt off his back. He was a Mineville, NY and son, Jason patient, loving husband, faKeech, wife Karen and their ther and grandfather. Bob's children Kristina & Jenna values and wonderful qualiKeech of Westport, NY. ties have been instilled in his Robert is also survived by kids & grandkids. Bob will granddaughter Jessica T. be loved and missed by all Keech of Port Kent, NY, two and in the words of his great grandchildren Michael grandson Robbie "peace out Vanderhoof and George papa". Robert Mudd III, sister Janet LaPlante of Wadhams, NY, To honor Bob's wishes there brother Kenneth Lawrence will be no calling hours or and wife Kaye of Villa Rica, services. Donations can be GA, many nieces & nephews made on his behalf to the and finally his beloved dog Westport Ambulance Squad.

OBITUARIES CARL "JOHN" J. PIERCE, JR. Pierce, Carl "John" Jr. Paris (Michael) of Latham, Carl J. Pierce, Jr., 84, of GalPamela Pierce of Clifton way, died Wednesday, AuPark, Carl J. Pierce III (Kim) gust 4, 2010 with his family of Albany, and Peter Pierce by his side. Upon his death, (Christy McCormick) of RotMr. Pierce donated his body terdam; his daughter-in-law to the Albany Medical ColMary Jo Pierce of Ballston lege Anatomical Gift ProLake; his grandchildren, Laugram. His cremains have ra Bliss (Michael Carson), now been released to the Sarah Bliss (James Hammakfamily for burial. er), Melanie Bliss-Hall Mr. Pierce was born in Port(David Hall), Matthew land, Maine, and was raised Pierce, Amy Pierce, Brianna in Cooperstown, NY and EsPierce and Jennifer Pierce; sex, NY. During World War and by his great-grandchilII, he served in the U.S. Army dren, Alexandra Bliss, Air Corps. After his service Michael Carson, Benjamin he was employed by the NY Carson and Olivia Hall. His Telephone Co. in Albany, son Covel Chase Pierce and where he was a Vail Medal his son-in-law Lawrence recipient. He was a member Bliss are both now deceased. of two churches, the AmeriServices will be held at the can Legion and was a Mason. Essex Community Church in He enjoyed hunting, fishing Essex, NY on September 15, and boating, especially at 2012 at 1:00. Relatives and Lake Champlain. friends are invited. Mr. Pierce is survived by his For online condolences wife, Aileen E. Donnan of please visit Galway; his former wife, Elizabeth"Betty" Pierce of Arrangements are with Latham; his children, Polly W.M.Marvins Sons Funeral Bliss of Willsboro, Deborah Home in Elizabethtown, NY

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Teddy Bear picnic set LAKE PLACID — The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid is sponsoring their 21st annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at Hillcrest Park in Lake Placid. A “Kid's Parade,� will step off at noon and prizes will be awarded for the best costume and the best decorated stroller or wagon. All the children of the community are invited to attend. Each child will receive “Bear Bucks� that can be redeemed for stuffed animals and other goodies. Hot dogs and ice cream will be provided at no cost.

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Latest dissolution study meeting included all three affected boards By Keith Lobdell KEESEVILLE — Members of all three municipal boards involved in a potential dissolution of the village of Keeseville got together Aug. 22 as part of the monthly dissolution committee meeting. The committee, which includes Chesterfield Supervisor Gerry Morrow, Ausable Supervisor Sandi Senecal, Keeseville Mayor Dale Holderman and Trustee Mary King, invited the other members of each organization to the meeting to go over the first look at the draft dissolution plan. “The plan is the legal document that the village would be using if it were to dissolve,” Tim Weidmann of Rondout Consulting said. “These are the steps that would take place if a dissolution were to happen. Over the next two months, we will wrap up our work and the committee will present their final plan to the board along with any alternatives.” Weidmann said that the plan is created through the study that the consultants and

committee recently worked on. “The study was an attempt to look at the pros and cons of what would happen if the village were to dissolve,” Weidmann said. “This was not an attempt to say lets go one way or another.” Based on the study, Weidmann presented the boards with the findings that residents of the village of Keeseville that is part of the town of Ausable would see a potential 50-percent decrease in their taxes, while there would be a 51percent decrease for residents of the village that is part of the town of Chesterfield. Both towns would see a nine percent decrease for residents who live outside of the current village boundaries. Members of the village board voiced some concerns over several issues they felt needed to be resolved. Trustee Mary King said that she wanted assurances that any plans made in the process would be followed if the village were to dissolve. “The towns do not need to keep any of the agreements that are reached during this

process with the village, and I think that is important for people to know,” King said. “The plan spells out to our best ability what would happen, and if the town boards said one thing and then did another, then the recourse for the voters would be to go to the polls,” Weidmann said. Trustee John Casey asked about the added workload on town employees in the case of dissolution. “How can you expect them to take on bigger work loads and more responsibility without extra funding,” Casey questioned. Morrow said that the towns are not really taking on much added responsibility because it already takes village residents into account since they are also residents of the town. “The village lies within the town of Chesterfield, not the town lies within the village,” Morrow said. “We always take all of our residents into consideration, whether inside or outside the village lines.” Trustee Robin Bezio and Holderman each

questioned Weidmann about the math that was being used to come up with the potential savings figures. “The question that we get from the taxpayers is, what is going to happen to our taxes,” Bezio said. “We need to make sure the numbers we use are accurate or we will have people not having accurate information when they vote.” “When you put out numbers, the public is going to believe those numbers,” Holderman said. “I think that some of these numbers are going to change and that will change the amount that people are going to save.” Weidmann said that the numbers were calculated based on information collected from the villages and towns as well as using state averages. “I am willing to stand in front of your residents and tell them that some will see a significant decrease in their taxes,” Weidmann said. The next dissolution committee meeting is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in the village hall.

Film Society ready for fall season WHALLONSBURG — New films will be shown at a permanent location for the Champlain Valley Film Society this fall. The society, which has alternated showings between Willsboro Central School and the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, will take up full-time residence at the Grange, according to society president David Reuther. “We are very excited about our partnership with the Grange,” Reuther said. “It's always been a great theater, and they recently installed a professional sound system.” "We are very happy to welcome all area moviegoers,” Ted Cornell of the Grange Hall said. “This is a wonderful result of the hard work and financial support by the community for the rebirth of the Grange Hall.” Reuther said there will also be several new pieces to the film series, which will be held on six Saturdays beginning Sept. 22. “There will be some big changes this fall,” he said. “For the first time the Film Society will offer popcorn, snacks and drinks.” The society will return to Willsboro Central School for one of its shows. On Oct. 20, pianist Ben Model will help accompany the Buster Keaton film, “The Navigator.” “Over the last few years, the most popular shows featured silent movie pianist Ben Model,” Reuther said. “Ben will return to ac-

Offender law Continued from page 1 to look at it again. Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said that he was approached by members of his community who were concerned that there were a number of registered sex offenders living in close proximity to a local school. “It is something that I think we might want to look at again,” Douglas said at the Sept. 10 Public Safety Committee meeting. “There is one of the communities that has 11 or 12 sexual offenders living near a local school. I am really worried about this and I think that it is something that we should look at again.” Douglas said that since 2008, laws like the one in Washington County had been validated through the court system. “Courts have ruled in favor of county local laws stating where sexual offenders can and cannot live,” Douglas said. “In 2008, we decided that the state had good enough restrictions. Now, I think we can do more and this is not something that I want to put on the backburner.” County Sheriff Richard Cutting said the only restrictions currently on sex offenders in Essex County

have to do with legal status. “The only restriction would be if the offender is on probation or parole,” Cutting said. “I don't see any reason why what you want to look into cannot be done. I do think that it is a good idea to have a local law.” “The Sheriff ’s Department does an active job to make sure that those who are registered are located,” District Attorney Kristy Sprague said. “I have battled with this issue for many years. I had an offender who lived right next to a school district that would just go out on his lawn and set up a chair and watch the kids go into school. There is no enforceability and no restrictions as to where they can live unless they are on probation or parole.” Cutting and Sprague each talked about the state website that lists registered sex offenders and where they are living ( r). “I just did an emailing to all of the school superintendents since school just went back into session,” Cutting said. “I sent all the information to the schools and urged them to be aware of the offenders in the area.” “Unless you get on the website and look to see who

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The sporting season begins


he annual autumn migration that is responsible for taking young men, old men and increasingly, a large number of women into the deep woods of the Adirondacks is set to begin soon with the launch of the early bear season on Sept. 15. Following soon after this date is the early archery hunting season for whitetail deer, which begins on Sept. 27 for hunters using last season’s bow tags. This mix of hunting seasons is soon to be followed by the muzzleloading season for whitetails which begins on Oct. 13, a week prior to the regular big game season which opens Oct. 20. For bird hunters the ruffed grouse season begins on Sept. 20, followed by the pheasant season on Oct. 1, which follows the annual youth pheasant hunt scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 29-30. Crow season also begins on Oct. 1, as well as the woodcock season. Woodcock hunters must register with NYHIP at 1-888-427-5447. For information on waterfowl seasons, including ducks and geese, please visit the NYSDEC website at Those seeking smaller game such as squirrels have already been at it since the season began on Sept. 1. The coyote season begins on Oct. 1, about a month before the bobcat season begins on Oct. 25 and prior to weasel, skunk, opossum, fox and raccoon season kicks off on Nov. 1. Tossed into the annual mix of hunting opportunities is the fall turkey season, which runs from Oct. 1-19.

Adirondack hunting in season

Hunters had been traveling to the Adirondack region for millenniums, prior to the arrival of Europeans on this continent. However, due to overhunting and improper game management, the region was once nearly devoid of certain game species at a crucial point in its history. Shortly before the turn of the 20th century, species such as black bear, beaver, wolf, cougar and even whitetail deer were nearly extirpated from the Adirondacks, as a result of hunting practices that included hounding, jacklighting, bounty hunting, crusting and trapping. However, by 1902 a new era was unfolding as Americans began to redefine their relationship with the natural world. Fortunately, such unsportsmanlike hunting practices were soon halted due to the efforts of early conservationists such as Theodore Roosevelt, William H. H. Murray, John Bird Burnham, Charles Hallock, Col. William Hornaday, George Bird Grinnell and Harry V. Radford. They worked together to ensure the survival and conservation of many native game species. In 1904, the NYS Fish and Game Commission prohibited beaver trapping and the molestation or destruction of their dams. However, bounties were still being offered for black bear, wolves and cougar. Even though New York Gov. Odell signed a bill in 1904 to protect black bear across the state, the bill exempted Essex County, which paid out bounties for 52 Black Bears in 1906.

The last buffalo and a lost pygmy

It was while working as a taxidermist for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, that Col. William Townsend Hornaday was instructed to collect specimens of American bison for the museum’s collection. Although he eventually collected the required specimens for the Smithsonian; Hornaday was struck by the plight of the buffalo’s near extinction after traveling the west. He returned to the East and committed himself to saving the massive symbols of The Great Plains of the Wild West, especially in light of the wanton destruction of other species of similarly endless populations such as the passenger pigeon, which was declared extinct in 1908. Eventually, he started a political organization called the American Bison Society of which he was the president, and under his leadership the society began a captive breeding program and created ranges and reserves in the West. Hornaday began his efforts by penning The Extermination of the American Bison, a book which exposed the wanton destruction of one of the most iconic species in the West. Buffalo were slaughtered in an effort to remove a major source of food, shelter and weapons from the Native People as a part of the strategy of war, which was similar to the 'scorched earth policies' of other conflicts. Buffalo robes were selling for only a dollar, while their bones were used for fertilizer. In 1913, Hornaday wrote Our Vanishing Wildlife, a book that drew attention to the mindless decimation of wildlife achieved through the use of modern firearms, netting and trapping. Although many of Hornaday’s critics accused him of attempting to end all hunting, that certainly wasn’t his intention. Hornaday loved to hunt, and he had done so all over the globe. His contention as a conservationist was that if limits weren’t put in place, there soon wouldn’t be anything left to hunt. Although the decade of 1890-1900 was considered the Era of the Great White Hunter, the times were changing rapidly. As one of the leading naturalists of the day and an avowed crusader for wildlife conservation, Col. Hornaday was offered a position as Director of the New York Zoological Park. The opportunity would help him to bring about many pieces of the puzzle. Soon, he was transporting bison by rail to New York, in order to breed the animals in captivity so the offspring

could later be restocked on the Plains. The New York Zoological Park, also known as the Bronx Zoo, eventually became the New York Zoological Society, which was later renamed the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The WCS continues its mission of protecting and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. The organization also has an office in Saranac Lake, which has been responsible for numerous regional and international conservation efforts. Although he was held in high esteem for his conservation efforts, Hornaday was later discredited due to a scandalous exhibit that was hosted under his direction at the Bronx Zoological Gardens. The notorious exhibit featured an African pygmy, known as Ota Benga, who was kept inside the monkey house as an example of a ‘primitive man.’ The display, which was hosted during the summer of 1906, raised questions about natural history and human evolution, Christianity and Darwinism, and it was mixed with a generous dose of Barnumism. The pygmy, Ota Benga, had been purchased at a slave market in the Belgian Congo in 1904 by noted African explorer Samuel Verner, for a display at the St. Louis Worlds Fair. He was later presented to Hornaday for an exhibit entitled the “Amazing Dwarf of the Congo Valley.” After the New York Times featured a story on the exhibit, Hornaday was ridiculed by members of the local AfricanAmerican clergy who were outraged at the spectacle of a supposed ‘primitive man’ being caged and on display at the Bronx Zoo. Being treated as a curiosity, mocked, and made fun of by the visitors eventually caused Benga to “hate being mobbed by curious tourists and mean children.” Eventually, following the formal protests and continued threats of legal action, Col. Hornaday removed Ota Benga from display. Benga was later sent to the Howard Colored Orphan Asylum in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he was put to work as a laborer and 'taught ways of civilization'. Sadly, his story ended with a simple byline in the July 16, 1916, New York Times which read, “Ota Benga, Pygmy tired of America; the strange little African finally ended his life at Lynchburg, Va. Once at the Bronx Zoo; his American sponsor found him shrewd and courageous-wanting to be educated.” After realizing he would never be able to earn enough money to pay for a return trip to the Congo, Benga had stolen a revolver and committed suicide. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

Free health screeing available to hunters ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Hunters’ Health Screening will take place at Elizabethtown Community Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4 – 6 pm. This is an opportunity for hunters to receive a basic health evaluation at no cost. This free health screening will allow hunters the opportunity to have a physical that will assess their overall health before they set out into the woods to tag that trophy buck. Results will be reviewed by a physician that evening; and an opportunity for consultation will follow. The health clinic will assess blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and oxygen levels. Hospital staff will also check vision, height and weight, providing an overall health picture. Participants will also have an EKG reading taken, an important test that measures heart health. A team of nurses and lab staff, led by Dr. Moisan, will conduct the health screening. According to RN Julie Tromblee, basic health evaluations allow physicians an opportunity to uncover physical conditions that can put individuals at risk. “Considering that hunters are exerting themselves in areas that may be far from home and difficult to access by emergency personnel, it’s important that they have a yearly physical to ensure that there are no major health issues that make them vulnerable,” she said. “This hospital’s mission includes protecting the health of our community members; and the Hunters’ Health Screening event allows us to do just that.” The hospital lobby will be filled with information related to hunting, hunting safety and regulations. A representative from the NYS Department of Conservation will be on-hand to answer questions in regard to laws and regulations. Local authors, safety instructors and hunting experts will be on-hand to discuss hunting in the local area.

Youth pheasant hunt; skeet practice planned WILLSBORO — The Essex County Fish & Game League will be holding its annual youth pheasant hunt the last weekend in September on the 29th and 30th the hunt is open to youths 12 to 15 years in age and they must hold a current 2011/2012 small game license. The Willsboro Fish & Game will be holding skeet practice for the upcoming hunts. the practice days are Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. to dusk and Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. refreshments will be served. Any one wanting to participate must preregister please contact John Oliver at 963-4421 or Jim Hotaling at 963-7430.

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Alewives, like the one pictured above, were first discovered in Lake Champlain in July, 2004. Columnist Howard Hammond believes some lake users and politicians overreact to the presence of nonnative species.

Concern over invasive species: Fact or fiction?


t seems the hot topic in the last few months has been the invasion of non-native species of aquatic plants and fish into Lake Champlain. To quote the Lake Champlain Basin Program Guide for Aquatic Invasive Species: “The Lake Champlain Basin is home to a number of invasive species that cause economic and ecological harm to our ecosystem.” I have to ask: what harm? Yes, it is costly to try and rid the eco- sysBy Howard Hammonds tem of a harmful species once it’s established but then what harm is the species causing? Where is the peer reviewed research and long term studies? Just to say nonnative species are harmful or will compete with the existing food chain without some documentation doesn’t seem very scientific. Actually, it seems very irresponsible. Eurasian Watermilfoil is the most commonly named invasive plant species in Lake Champlain. I am sure milfoil causes problems with the million dollar waterfront houses’ water intake systems or the use of Jet Skis in the shallow flats from the heavy growth. But then again it seems from my years of fishing that where the milfoil grows so does the best fishing occur. Ask any big time pro and he will always say, ”find the milfoil, find the bass.” A recent survey by Bassmaster Magazine named Lake Champlain one of the top five bass lakes in the USA, that probably wouldn’t have occurred if milfoil hadn’t invaded the lake. One has to pick their poison: the economic benefit of a great fishery or no weeds and no fish. I have witnessed the TVA in the south spend millions of dollars treating the lakes of the south to kill milfoil and hydrilla to protect the million dollar lakefront properties and megawatt hydro-electric plants, and wind up with a limited fish population. Case in point, Fort Loudon Lake in east Tennessee, during the years the lake was polluted with milfoil and hydrilla the bass population thrived, today no weeds and no fish. One can fish all day and maybe get five bites, compared to Lake Champlain where you can catch five bass in five minutes. Recently, Mark Malchoff of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant spoke before the Essex County Board of Supervisors concerning the possibility of the invasion of other species he finds disturbing, namely hydrilla and the round goby. He gave his opinion that they could cause “economic havoc.” Please bring on the havoc! I recently returned from 10 days of fishing two bass tournaments on the western basin of Lake Ontario, an area filled with hydrilla, milfoil and round gobies. Believe me the bass are bigger and more plentiful than Lake Champlain. There were far more 20-pound sacks of smallmouth brought to the scales by the same fisherman who competed on Lake Champlain three weeks ago. And it’s strange that not once did I encounter any Spiny Waterfleas. Before you get up in arms about invasive species here are some facts. Brown trout and rainbows are non-native species stocked by the DEC. Lake trout are not natural to the lake and the common carp has been here my entire life. In fact until a few years ago if you bought a fish sandwich at McDonalds it was probably made with common carp meat. There are pluses and minuses to every situation, but before we throw out the bath water let’s make sure the baby isn’t in the tub. I really tire of the politicians wanting their names in the press by taking a stand that seems popular without the real facts. This great country was shaped by all forms of ecological changes. Some of these non-native aquatic creatures may just improve the fishery.

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Howard Hammonds is a guide and experienced bass fisherman living in Westport. He can be reached at **Editor’s Note — Editorials published in this newspaper are the opinion of the author and not the staff of Denton Publications as a whole.

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The Sched Friday, Sept. 14 Football

September 15, 2012

Saranac at Moriah, 7:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Zayas takes charge at helm of NYSPHSAA

Boys Soccer

New executive director learns job as he settles in to unfamiliar territory

Peru at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Johnsburg at Keene, 4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Saranac, 6:30 p.m.

Volleyball Lake Placid at Saranac. 4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Northeastern Clinton at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Swimming Pre-Season Open at Plattsburgh State, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15 Football AuSable Valley at Peru, 1:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Beekmantown, 1:30 p.m. Gouverneur at Tupper Lake, 1:30 p.m.

Cross country Section VII Invitation Meet at Saranac/Seton

Tuesday, Sept. 18 Swimming AuSable Valley at Plattsburgh High, 5 p.m. Peru at Moriah, 5 p.m.

Gymnastics Peru at Plattsburgh High, 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer Northeastern Clinton at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at AuSable Valley, 6:30 p.m. Saranac at Plattsburgh High, 6:30 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Chazy, 6 p.m. Willsboro at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Keene, 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball AuSable Valley at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Saranac at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m.

Cross country Peru, Saranac at AuSable Valley Beekmantown, NCCS, Plattsburgh High at Seton Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga at Lake Placid

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Boys soccer AuSable Valley at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Saranac at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at Plattsburgh High, 6:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Westport, 4:30 p.m. Willsboro at Chazy, 6 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 4:30 p.m. Schroon Lake at Keene, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20 Boys soccer Peru at AuSable Valley, 6:30 p.m.

Girls soccer Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m. Peru at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Ticonderoga at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Moriah at Seton, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Schroon Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21 Football Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Boys soccer Northeastern Clinton at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Saranac, 6:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Crown Point, 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball Lake Placid at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Saranac at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m. Peru at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m.

By Rob Jonas

ALBANY — Robert Zayas knows about making bold moves. Growing up in a military family, Zayas bounced between Maine, the state he was born in, and Texas and Turkey. The day after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Zayas volunteered to talk to an Austin television station about what he was teaching his O’Henry Middle School history students about the events in New York City and Arlington, Va. After joining the New Mexico Activities Association in 2002, Zayas remodeled its website, directed the state’s high school soccer, swimming and track meets, worked as the media relations person and established a “Life of an Athlete” program modeled after the prototype created in New York. Now Zayas has uprooted his young family to the Capital District, where he has been hired to run the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Zayas, 36, said being named NYSPHSAA’s sixth executive director is a “dream job” for him. “I’m a big high school sports fan,” said Zayas. “For me, there’s nothing purer than high school athletic competition.” Zayas said he wasn’t sure he would get the job when he applied for it. “Coming into a state athletic association and getting an executive director ’s job is incredibly difficult,” said Zayas. “To do that from 2,000 miles away is even more difficult.” What Zayas had going for him was his work with the NMAA’s tournaments and website. He increased the net revenues for New Mexico’s soccer, swimming and track meets by lowering expenses, and he improved the organization’s web presence by redesigning the site to include more news topics and game results. “Every time he took over a tournament, he took it to another level,” said NMAA Assistant Director for Marketing Dusty Young, who worked closely with Zayas. “Not only did he make these events first class, but he also did his best to cut costs.” Zayas said he would like to implement those ideas with NYSPHSAA, but his first task is to learn as much as he can about the organization’s 11 member sections and their needs.

Robert Zayas, the new executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. “I want to do three things. I want to listen, I want to learn and I want to evaluate,” said Zayas. Before Zayas officially took over as executive director Sept. 1, he spent the previous week working closely with his predecessor, Nina Van Erk. The two traveled to western New York for meetings with the Section V and VI directors, and Zayas went over the rules and regulations with Van Erk. “I have incredibly big shoes to fill in replacing Nina,” said Zayas. “Just in the past four days, I’ve learned the amount of knowledge she has about rules and regulations is incredible.” Van Erk, who is taking over as Section VIII (Nassau County) executive director, said there are certain aspects of running NYSPHSAA she will miss. “The day-to-day interaction with the athletic directors of the state and the various sport coordinators,” she said. One thing Zayas is learning is the financial challenges member schools and sections are facing with funding their sports. With less state aid and a cap on raising property taxes, school districts across New York are spending less on extracurricular activities such as sports. And earlier this year, NYSPHSAA addressed concerns about travel costs to state tournaments – even floating the idea of a two-year moratorium on state championships. Zayas said his goal is to make certain student-athletes continue to have opportunities to play for their schools. “High school sports are an extension of

the classroom,” said Zayas. “You can learn lessons on a football field that you can’t learn in math class. If you eliminate sports, you’re making the life of a student-athlete more difficult.” “I would hope the economic climate (of New York) would turn itself around so as not to be a threat to the sports community,” said Van Erk. To address the travel cost issue, Zayas said he will look at where state tournaments are held and consider centrally-located alternatives if there needs to be a change of venue. “That (meeting travel costs) is always a concern,” said Zayas. “What we want to do is ease those concerns as much as possible.” Zayas is also interested in making the 36 regional and state tournaments NYSPHSAA runs better across the board. “One thing is you want the girls field hockey tournament to be treated the same way as the state basketball tournament,” said Zayas. “You want everyone in every sport to feel like they’re being treated well.” Another item Zayas said he wants to address early in his tenure is NYSPHSAA’s website. He said the current site needs an upgrade – one that includes more statewide sports news and the capability for webcasting state tournaments. “I want New York to be one of the more technologically-advanced states in the country,” said Zayas. “That’s what I want to do over the next three years.” Young said Zayas’ work on the NMAA website helped increase traffic. “I don’t have the figures (number of page hits) for the old site, but within the first year of the new site (2005), we probably had about 600,000 visitors,” said Young. “Since then we’ve seen a steady increase, and it was probably around 1.3 million visitors last year.” As Zayas looks to implement his changes, he said he’s aware there will be a learning curve for him as he becomes acclimated to New York high school sports. “With me being so new to the state … I think it will take me a few months to fully understand all of the various challenges,” said Zayas. Young said he believes Zayas will meet the challenges of running NYSPHSAA. “He’s going to be a great leader,” said Young. “He’s always been someone the (NMAA) staff looked up to as being someone who always knew what was best for the state and its athletes.”

Thescorebook Football Peru 14-0-21-0 35 Ticonderoga 7-0-0-0 7 Peru: Blake Altizer completed 7 of 14 passes for 134 yards and three scores. Zane Bazzano caught four passes for 40 yards and a pair of scores, while Bret Boyer caught an 81-yard touchdown pass and picked off a pass. Hunter Bruno ran for 85 yards and a score, with Bazzano adding 73 yards rushing. Plattsburgh 7-7-8-12 34 AuSable Valley 0-6-0-10 19 Plattsburgh: Sean Shea ran the ball nine times for 182 yards and a score, while Jonas Miller added 85 yards rushing and two scores. Shawn Courson added 95 yards passing and one touchdown, connecting with Shea for 78 yards. AuSable Valley: Kodie Simpson passed for 212 yards and one score while running for 48 yards and another score. Ridge Perkett had 115 yards receiving, while Sultan Sikandar added a 74 yard scoring reception. Dillon Savage had 21 yards and one score on the ground. Moriah 0-6-0-0 6 Saranac Lake 12-16-13-0 41 Saranac Lake: Matt Phelan passed for 213 yards and one score while rushing for 76 yards and two touchdowns. Lance Ackerson added 44 yards rushing and three scores, while Dylan Gunther and TJ Monroe each ran for 42 yards. Seth Pickreign added 32 yards rushing. Kevin Morgan had 135 receiving yards and a touchdown while Mike Burpoe added 74 receiving yards. Pickreign, Morgan and Derek Thurber each had interceptions.

Dylan Gunther returns a punt for Saranac Lake as Kevin Morgan and grant Strack look to provide blocking. Pictures from this game can be found online at and Photo by Keith Lobdell Beekmantown 0-14-14-0 28 Saranac 0-0-6-0 6 Beekmantown: Zach Myers threw for 113 yards and two touchdowns while running for 23 yards and another score. Dustin Pickering added 111 yards rushing and one touchdown with Michael Guerin adding 60 yards. Haydin Fountain had 56 receiving yards and one score, with Quen-

ton Barber adding 57 yards and a score. Saranac: Ethan Goslin threw for 89 yards and a touchdown while running for 32 yards. Matt McCasland had 36 yards rushing and 15 yards receiving. Tanner Rascoe caught a 63-yard touchdown pass. Also, Potsdam defeated Tupper Lake, 52-20, last week.

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Thescorebook Saranac Lake 11-12-6 BCS: Jordynne Ales 12 points, 9 aces; Hunter Gates 13 points, 9 aces; Michaela LaFountain 28 assists; Shannon Ryan 15 kills SLCS: Kylie Sapone 4 assists, 3 aces; Emily LaFountain 2 kills, 1 ace

Girls soccer Chazy 3, Moriah 1 Chazy: Megan Reynolds 1 goal, 1 assist; Rachel Pombrio 1 goal; Hannah Laurin 1 goal; Logan Baker 2 saves Plattsburgh High 2, AuSable Valley 1 PHS: Madison Trombley 1 goal; Brooke Knight 1 goal; Marle Curle 2 assists; Karle Neale 1 save AVCS: Meghan Strong 1 goal; Nichole Pulsifer 10 saves

Boys cross country Saranac 34, BCS 32/Saranac 17, SLCS 46/BCS 17, SLCS 42 Zach LePage of Saranac won the boys race with a time of 17:56. He was followed by Colin Quackenbush (BCS, 18:38), Josh Wade (Saranac, 18:54), Sean Tyrell (Saranac, 18:55) Jonathan Graziane (BCS, 19:01) and Zane Peletteri (SLCS, 19:07).

Ticonderoga 1, Northern Adirondack 0 NAC: Stephanie Snide 6 saves Schroon Lake 3, Westport 2 Westport: Brendee Russell 2 goals Lake Placid 2, Elizabethtown-Lewis 1 LPCS: Liza Marinis 2 goals; Adele Jesmer 1 assist; Payton Barney 1 assist; Liz Leff 10 saves ELCS: Emily Morris 1 goal; Shonna Brooks 1 assist; Kearsten Ashline 5 saves; Emma Disorga 6 saves

Boys soccer

AuSable Valley’s Bryce Douglas kicks the ball as goalie Nichole Pulsifer guards the net. Allysa Baughn was mistakenly identified as Douglas in last week’s Valley News. Photos from this game can be found online at and Photo by Keith Lobdell

Peru 4, Willsboro 0 Peru: Justin Wiley 1 goal, 1 assist; Ryan McCall 1 goal; Ian Spear 1 goal; Andrew Knuessele 1 goal; Ryan Lawrence 1 assist; Isaac Nixon 1 assist; Michael Danis 6 saves Willsboro: Dakoda Latford 23 saves

Plattsburgh High 3, Saranac Lake 2 PHS: Jacob Bushey 1 goal, 1 assist; Rob Knowles 1 goal; Yanis Yahiaoui 1 goal; Chris Mihal 3 saves SLCS: Devin Cowan 1 goal; Aaron Noel 1 goal; Nick Bayruns 1 assist; Oliver Holmes 4 saves

Crown Point 8, Westport 1 Westport: Jonathan Gay 1 goal; Thomas Mero 1 assist; Sam Napper 11 saves

Northeastern Clinton 1, AVCS 0 NCCS: Patrick Parent 1 goal; Ryan Marks 1 assist; Josh Rabideau 3 saves AVCS: Connor Kennedy 10 saves

Beekmantown 2, Saranac Lake 0 Beekmantown: Zack brockway 1 goal; Adam Goldfarb 1 goal; Alex Price 1 assist; Matt LaClair 8 saves Saranac Lake: Oliver Holmes 14 saves Northern Adirondack 5, Westport 2 NAC: Jared Nichols 2 goals, 1 assist; Nolan Ferguson 1 goal; Ryan Paiser 1 goal; Scott Kellett 1 goal; Colby Garrand 2 assists; Danny Burger 7 saves Westport: Jack Newberry 1 goal; John Doyle 1 goal; Gabe Schrauf 1 assist; Sam Napper 8 saves Plattsburgh High 4, AuSable Valley 0 PHS: Nick Dodd 1 goal, 1 assist; Rob Knowles 1 goal; Yanis Yahiaoui 1 goal; Brady Channell 1 goal; Jack Tolosky 1 assist; Dan Patrie 1 assist; Jacob Bushey 1 assist; Chris Mihal 8 saves AVCS: Connor Kennedy 4 saves; Josh Taylor 2 saves Northeastern Clinton 6, Saranac 0 NCCS: Kyle McCarthy 3 goals, 1 assist; Colby Provost 2 goals; Austin Tetreault 1 goal; Ryan Marks 1 assist; Josh Rabideau 2 saves Saranac: Jarett Wright 8 saves Elizabethtown-Lewis 5, Lake Placid 1 ELCS: Brody Hooper 2 goals; Isaiah Turner 1 goal; Austin Morris 1 goal; Charlie Huttig 1 goal; Geeg Dedam 1 assist; Justin LaPier 7 saves LPCS: Ryan Meyer 1 goal, Eddie Kane 1 assist Peru 3, Beekmantown 2 Peru: Peter Daly 1 goal, 1 assist; Jacob Dick 1 goal; Andrew Kneussle 1 goal; Ian Spear 1 assist; Ryan Lawrence 1 assist; Justin Wiley 1 assist; Michael Danis 13 saves BCS: Adam Goldfarb 2 goals; Austin Burl 2 assists; Matt LaClair 13 saves

Chazy 6, Northern Adirondack 2 Chazy: Derek Drake 3 goals; Brandon Laurin 2 goals, 1 assist; Nathan Reynolds 1 goal, 3 assists; Nelson Pelton 1 assist; Trent Blais 2 saves NAC: Justin Kellett 2 goals; Danny Burger 7 saves Indian Lake/Long Lake 1, Keene 0 Keene: Colton Venner 10 saves

Volleyball Saranac 25-25-14-20-25 Saranac Lake 23-19-25-25-17 Saranac: Samantha Aierle 25 points, 20 assists; Bryanan Evoy 20 assists; Ali Harpp 5 aces; Sara Wood 6 kills Saranac Lake: Emily LaFountain 15 points, 5 assists; Kylie Sapone 10 points, 8 assists, 5 aces; Sarah Parker 8 points; Nicole Viscardo 8 points

LPCS 32, AVCS 33/PHS 25, LPCS 30/PHS 19, AVCS 37/PHCS 28, Seton 28 (PHS wins)/LPCS 21, Seton 24/Seton 17/AVCS 44 Jeriqo Gadway of PHS crossed the finish line in a time of 16:22 to win the boys race, followed by Seton Catholicʼs Mitchell Ryan (16:37) and Evan Page (18:18). Keenan Hunt-Stone was fourth for PHS with a time of 18:37, while Setonʼs Erik Ziemer was fifth at 18:40.

Ti 17, Peru 38/Ti 16, NCCS 47/ Peru 18, NCCS 44 Kyler Agony of Peru finished fifth with a time of 19:19, while Anthony Piche of Northeastern Clinton finished seventh at 20:03. Peru runners Josh Romanowicz (20:37) and Andrew Thew (21:20) also finished in the top 10.

Girls cross country Saranac 15, BCS 50/Saranac 20, SLCS 43/SLCS 17, BCS 41 Elana Beideck was the top finisher in the girls race for Saranac Lake with a time of 21:57, but was followed by a host of Saranac Chiefs, including Lexi Blockson (22:27), Taylor Manor (23:29), Abby Cerne (23:39) and Elysha OʼConnell (24:01). Seton 18, AVCS 37/Seton 15, LPCS 50/Seton 26, PHS 31/PHS 15, AVCS 50/PHS 15, LPCS 50 Seton Catholicʼs Margaret Champagne finished first overall with a time of 19:37. She was followed by Lake Placidʼs Nina Armstrong (20:01), Maddy Munn of Seton (20:43), Melissa Whyman of Seton (21:08) Gabby Armstrong of LPCS (21:21) and Natalie CaseySanger for PHS (22:52). Peru 15, Ti 48/ Peru 15, NCCS 50/ Ti 15, NCCS 50 Ashley Leta of Peru was the top finisher in the girls meet with a time of 20:05, while teammate Meghan Mazella finished at 20:51. Samantha Smith finished third for Northeastern Clinton (21:08).

AuSable Valley 21-25-2525 NAC 25-15-1414 AVCS: Noelle Miller 15 points, 19 kills; Belle OʼToole 22 assists, 11 digs; Miranda Sheffer 15 points; Mirissa OʼNeill 15 digs, 9 assists NAC: Hannah Charland 12 points, 4 kills; Shonni Velasquez 4 kills; Mackenzie LaFountain 8 assists PHS 25-25-25 NCCS 17-9-19 PHS: Taylor Witkiewicz 18 points, 4 aces, 4 kills, 3 digs; Rachel Rebideau 8 points; Kayla Boise 8 points; Kianna Dragoon 9 assists; Deanna LaBarge AuSable Valley’s Miranda Sheffer (10) tries to score a kill over the block attempt of Lake Placid’s Lindsay Howe. Lindsay Brown (8), Shelby Bourgeois (12) and Alexandra Lincoln (15) look to react to the play. Photos from 8 digs Photo by Keith Lobdell NCCS: Caroline Perrea 8 as- this match can be found online at sists, 5 points; Emily Norris 5 points, 3 kills; Ellen Reid 5 points

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NAC 25-25-23-20-25 Peru 22-20-25-25-15 NAC: Shonni Velasquez 13 kills; Emma Trombley 6 blocks, 5 aces; Hannah Charland 8 kills, 5 aces, Mackenzie LaFountain 15 points, 14 assists; Olivia Barnaby 3 aces

Thomas Mero controls the ball for Westport. Photos from this match can be found online at and Photo by Keith Lobdell

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PHS 25-25-25 Saranac 15-3-11 PHS: Deanna LaBarge 11 kills, 3 blocks; Kadijah Brown 4 kills; Taylor Witkiewicz 6 aces; Kianna Dragoon 18 assists, 3 kills Saranac: Sam Wood 7 points, 3 kills; Ashley Byerly 5 points, Samantha Aierle 4 assists

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AVCS 25-25-25 Lake Placid 17-12-13 AVCS: Mirissa OʼNeill 6 kills, 7 points; Lindsay Brown 15 points, 5 aces; Belle OʼToole 15 assists; Noelle Miller 10 kills, 2 aces LPCS: Serina Hayes 3 blocks, 3 assists

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Frisbee Festival scheduled

Footrace set for Whiteface

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center presents a Frisbee Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hale House lawns in Elizabethtown. The Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free activities, contests and prizes for all ages. There will be a Frisbee golf course along the riverside. Kids under 12 who play Frisbee golf with an adult get a free Stewart's Shops ice cream certificate. There will also be Kan Jam contests and an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at 11 a.m. Ages 12 through adult are welcome to play in this free tourney. Tourney registration forms with more details can be found at the Center, at, or on facebook.

WILMINGTON — In June, cyclists raced to the top of Whiteface Mountain’s Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington. In September, it will be the runner ’s time to conquer the 8-mile climb to the summit of New York state’s fifth highest peak. As many as 200 running enthusiasts from the northeastern United States and Canada are expected to participate in the 35th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race. For the first 34 years this popular event was run in June, preceding the uphill bike race, but this year, organizers moved the date to Saturday, Sept. 22, hoping to attract even more competitors to the 3,500-foot climb up the mountain. To register for the 35th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race, log onto The cost is $35 per athlete. Online registration will be available through Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information about the event, visit, or

Benefit planned Au SABLE FORKS — Due to the unfortunate passing of 4-year old Martial Chamberlain, sadly the benefit “Helping Hands 4 Martial” has changed to “Helping Hands 4 Martial’s Family” as they grieve the loss of their son. The benefit for Martial is still scheduled to take place as originally planned for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the American Legion in Au Sable Forks. Food, drinks and live entertainment will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., with the Live Auction starting at 6 p.m. There will also be a 5K Beer Run w/registration at the Hollywood Theatre at 8:30 a.m. for those interested in participating. Should anyone have any questions or concerns regarding your donation or would like to make a donation in Martial’s Memory; please contact Kristine Dukett at 8349880 or 534-4898 or via email at

Benefit bowling event slated MINEVILLE — A nine–pin tournament to benefit Essex County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mineville VFW Bowling Lanes. The format is two-person teams (adults only) with entry fee $20 per person or $40 per team. There will be three shifts at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. To sign up, please call the Mineville VFW Bowling Lanes at 942-3344 or RSVP at 546-3565. For further information please contact Krissy Leerkes at 572-0315.

September 15, 2012

Adirondack Harvest celebrating the season WESTPORT — Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program, is celebrating the fall harvest season with five major food events in Essex County. “These Adirondack Harvest celebrations provide consumers with opportunities to meet farmers, visit farms, taste products and become Adirondack Harvest members,” Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis said. “Members receive our marketing and promotional support, quarterly newsletters, workshop invitations, and various premiums from Adirondack Harvest hats and aprons to our Three Farms DVD, Small Farm Rising DVD, gift baskets and the Adirondack Harvest Cookbook with lots of great ideas for serving local foods.” The events are as follows: Saturday, Sept. 15, “A Taste of Local,” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown. Also on Sept. 15, the Ben Wever Farm will host, “Farmers, Friends & Food,” starting at 4 p.m. at 444 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro. On Sunday, Sept. 16, there will be a Forest and Farm day from 9 a.m. until noon at DaCy Meadow Farm, 7103 NYS Rt. 9N, Westport. The Sugarbush Farm Annual Pig Roast will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at 1 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. meal. at the Sugarbush Farm, 40 Continental Drive, Schroon Lake. On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Fifth Annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marcy Field in Keene.


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September 15, 2012

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LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

WANTED TO BUY BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted We Pay More! All Major Brands Bought 1-866-4463009 HAVE COIN WILL TRAVEL Buying Old U.S coins,currency, commemoratives,bullion and other interesting items. Fair & Honest. Prices in today's market. Call anytime 7 days a week, ANA member Po Box 151, Jay, NY 12941 (518) 946-8387 MINERALS WANTS to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 YEARBOOKS "UP to $20 paid for high school yearbooks 1900 1988. or 214-514-1040. YEARBOOKS WANTED: Will Pay up to $20.00 for High School Yearbooks 1900-1988. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040

CATS FREE KITTENS - 4 kittens, black & white, born in July. Call 518962-8792 or 518-683-0000.

WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

FARM ABANDONED FARM! 5 ACRES $69,900. Nice old farmhouse, barns, awesome view!Beautiful upstate NY setting! Call 1-888-775 -8114 COURT ORDERED FARM SALE! SEPTEMBER 15TH! 4 acres $16,900,10 acres - $24,900, 20 acres - $34,900. 23 parcels available for pennies on the dollar!Gorgeous upstate NY setting! $30K in discounts this weekend ONLY! Views, streams,hunting! Financing available! Call for FREE info packet!1-888-701-1864

LAND 20 ACRES FREE! 60 acres for 40 acre price. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee NO CREDIT CHECKS. West Texas. 1-800-843-7537 5 ACRES BORDERS SANDY Creek State Forest, $16,900. 2.5 acres waterfront property, $19,900. 1 -888-683-2626 5 ACRES, BORDERS SANDY CREEK STATE FOREST, $16,900. 2.5 acres Waterfront Property, $19,900. 1 -888-683-2626 COURT ORDERED FARM SALE! SEPTEMBER 15TH!! 4 acres $16,900. 10 acres - $24,900. 20 acres - $34,900. 23 parcels available for pennies on the dollar! Gorgeous upstate NY setting! $30k in discounts this weekend only! Views, streams, hunting! Financing available! Call for FREE info packet! (888) 905-8847

ABANDONED FARM! 5 acres $69,000. Nice old farmhouse, barns, awesome view! Beautiful upstate NY setting. Call (888) 7017509.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ELIZABETHTOWN 1 BR/1 BA, Single Family Home, 720 square feet. Adirondack style "Cottage in the Pines", one-half acre, landscaped lot, walking distance to all amenities. Built in 2009 for maintenance-free living. Open floor plan for living, dining, kitchen areas. 11X12 screened porched off dining area. Vaulted ceilings throughout with knotty pine walls and ceilings. Wood floor in main living area; carpeted bedroom. Ceiling fans. Fully applianced, including stacked washer/dryer. Yotul wood stove and electric baseboard heat with multiple thermostats. Insulated doors and windows. Metal roof and maintenance-free siding. Municipal water. 12X24 garage. 518-873-2462 FORECLOSURES - THE CLIFFS AT WALNUT COVE - Lender-Owned Homes, Asheville NC, Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, Starting $625,000. Only 3 Remain. Call 864.723.0035 or visit

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FURNITURE AMOIRE WOODEN Mohagany stained amoire. It's in FAIR shape. $99 518594-0004

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AUTO WANTED CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208 TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2900 negotiable. 518-963-8220 or 518-569-0118 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711 CANOE AND TRAILER Water Wonderland Fiberglass Boat (Canoe) In good shape, needs minor body work patching some minor scratches. With trailer. $250 518963-4135

CARS 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1997 DODGE INTREPID 6 cyclinder, 127,000 miles, Good condition. $1,300 Call: (518) 594-5015

2000 SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 19,000 MILES, HYPER CHARGER, VANCE & HINES PIPES, 2 SEATS, SADDLE BAGS, EXTRA HANDLE BARS, SCREAMING EAGLE IGNITION, $8750, DEALER SERVICE ONLY. CALL 518-5693457 2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5000. 518-492-2348 2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800 2010 HONDA STATELINE 1200 Miles, Black, 1312cc $8,500 518-569-8170 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

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

YAMAHA 2000 TTR 90cc 2000 Yamaha TTR 90cc, runs great, great shape, comes with brand new full face helmet, riding pants, chest protector. $900.00 518-623-1088 leave message

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

1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394

2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

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NY CABIN AND LAND BARGAINS - 6 acres - w/ stream Was $29,995, Now $19,995.3 acres - long range views - Was $29,995, Now $15,995. 5 acres "Alaskan style" riverlodge - Was $89,995, Now $59,995. Many more deals now. Call anytime.1800-229-7843. VISIT WWW.LANDANDCAMPS.COM

1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MJC ACQUISITION, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/13/12. NYS fictitious name: Matilda Jane, LLC. Office location: Essex County. LLC formed in IN on 7/2/12. NY Sec. of

State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be served. IN and principal business address: 4031 Merchant Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Cert. of Org. filed with IN Sec. of State, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-8/25-9/29/12-6TC27426 ----------------------------S T R I G L CONSULTING, LLC

Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/22/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 1850, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-9/1-10/6/12-6TC27468 ----------------------------TOWN OF WESTPORT PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please be advised the Town of Westport Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:00 P. M. at the Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, Westport, New York, for the following purpose: George G. Lever & Diane L. Diorio Tax Map No. 66.2-222.131 On a request by the owners of the above-referenced lot to change the Building Envelope as shown on the Subdivision Plat which was approved by the Planning Board on February 25, 2004. The requested change in the Building Envelope is shown on a map dated September 17, 2010, which was presented by Mr. Lever to the Planning

Board on September 22, 2010. The September 17, 2010 map may be viewed at the office of the Planning Board Secretary, along with a report submitted by Mr. Lever, on the reasons for the requested change in the Building Envelope. William Johnston Chairman Town of Westport Planning Board Dated: September 4, 2012 VN-9/15/12-1TC27487 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. NORTHLOJ, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of

Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/2012. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 584 Mt. Whitney Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to c/o Gerald F. Stack, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, One Park Place, 300 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-2078. Purpose: any business permitted under law. VN-9/15-10/20/126TC-27496 -----------------------------





LEGAL NOTICE Please take note that the Town of Essex Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. on the following application: Tax Map #40.73-211.000, College for Every Student, Rick and Karen Dalton, 2302 Main Street, Essex, NY 12936, for a Site Plan Review/Special Use Permit. There will be a change of use from residential and commercial to office, meeting and commercial space. The roof will be replaced, second floor renovated, demolition of and meeting space built on

the former footprint of theater and garage. Windows will also be replaced on the front of the building. The regular meeting of the Essex Planning Board will immediately follow the public hearing. Any and all interested persons may attend to voice their opinions of this project. Catherine DeWolff Town Clerk VN-9/15/12-1TC20511 ----------------------------Find a buyer for your no-longer needed items with a low-cost classified. To place an ad, call 1-800-989-4237