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Trick-or-treaters arrive at the Whiteface Range Hall in Wilmington for last year’s Halloween at the Hall event. This year, costumed youngsters are invited to get their candy at the Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. This is the third year for the event, which is free for area youth to trick or treat in an indoor environment. The night is sponsored by local businesses and organized by the Holzer family, which operates the Little Supermarket and owns the Whiteface Range Hall, located behind the store. Photo provided

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Government officials from Clinton and Franklin County came together with peers from Essex County Oct. 22 to discuss the issue of sexual crimes, especially those involving children. The sexual offenders laws task force committee was the brainchild of Jay Supervisor and county Chairman Randy Douglas after he heard from residents in his town con-

cerned about registered sex offenders living near buildings in the AuSable Valley Central School District. “There were some concerned citizens in different areas about how we share information and the rules and regulations in the sex offender registry laws,” Douglas said. “I think that it is important today that as we share information that we all come away from this realizing that we are doing what is best to keep our communities safe.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors is preparing for what many of them think will be an override of the state tax levy cap law. Supervisors voted 14-2 (two absent) to move a local law allowing for the override of the cap onto the full board during its Oct. 22 Ways and Means Committee meeting. However, the vote did not come without debate. “I think that this is premature,” said Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch, who voted against the local law introduction along with Wilmington’s Randy Preston. “We should be looking at this budget without having this chance to just say that we are going to override the budget hanging over us, saying that we can just go ahead and override.”

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Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague, front, listens during the sexual offender laws task force meeting Oct. 22 along with local school superintendents Paul Savage (AVCS), A. Paul Scott (ELCS) and William Larrow (Moriah) Photo by Keith lobdell

ESSEX — A ban of alcohol on Essex town property will continue to remain in place for the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, for now. The town council tabled a resolution to rescind the town property prohibition of libations so members of the council could meet with members of the Grange Association. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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Announced fiber optic network improves North Country health care By Stephen Bartlett

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Elizabethtown resident Al Kurtz was the first patient transported in the hospital’s newly purchased ambulance. the Westport area. Those services now must travel forty minutes to reach ECH. “The issue is time,” said Emergency Department Manager Julie Tromblee, RN. “This hospital must ensure that patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible. Waiting for an ambulance serv-

ice to travel 40 minutes to reach our facility, pickup the patient and then travel another 40 minutes to another facility is simply not an option.” Local emergency medical squads from throughout Essex County bring patients to the hospital, some of which are trauma or critical care cases. After ECH staff provides initial care and stabilizing treatment, the hospital transfers these patients to other facilities. Trauma and stroke patients are transferred to Burlington via helicopter whenever possible. Patients that require cardiac care or emergency surgical procedures are typically transferred to Plattsburgh or Burlington via ambulance. The hospital has hired an ambulance driver, a full time critical-care emergency medical technician (EMT), and part-time critical care EMT. Each of these positions will be working within the hospital’s emergency department when not providing transport. Other hospital personnel will be “on call” to drive the vehicle.

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Etown brush dump closed, budget hearing set By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown brush dump is now closed. Supervisor Margaret Bartley said that due to irresponsible dumping taking place at the site, the town had closed the brush dump until further notice. “The entire area has been filled by larger debris that should not be dumped there,� Bartley said. “There are whole trees up there when the law says that there cannot be any branches over three inches in diameter. It has become so hard to get in there that people have been dumping on the side of the road and along the trails, which creates another set of problems.� Town councilman Jim Phillips brought up the issue at a recent town board meeting. “I stood there on a Saturday and watched five trucks come in there with brush that were not even from the town,� Phillips said. “It has gotten so now that we need to figure out what we are going to do.� “I know that the DEC can come in here right now and shut the whole thing down if we do not stop this now,� Bartley said at the meeting. “We put up extra signs and it didn’t do anything.� Bartley suggested that the brush dump be fenced off and then opened on a limit-

Budget Continued from page 1 Hatch’s remark drew criticism over the Willsboro administrators attendance at recent budget meetings from county chairman Randy Douglas. “You have not been to any of the budget discussions that we have had with the departments,� Douglas said. “You cannot be a back room quarterback and not come to these meetings and then come in here and tell us what we should be doing without having gone through the budget line by line as we have.� “I will get my chance to see the budget and comment at that time,� Hatch responded. “Right now, I have not seen any attempt to cut back this year so far.� Finance liaison and Moriah

ed basis. “We could pick one Saturday a month for three hours to open the dump,� she said. “But we are shutting it down and we are going to have to clean it up, which is an added expense to the town. We have to regain control over this.�

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Supervisor Tom Scozzafava talked about the process he and county manager Daniel Palmer had been through so far. “Dan and I have met with each department head and gone through the budget line by line, and I can tell you that there is no fat in there,� Scozzafava said. “Hopefully we can bring this down to meet the cap, but I do not foresee that happening.� Palmer said that he wanted to meet with the board prior to the tentative budget being filed in order to go over a threeyear plan to balance the budget. It is going to be painful for the first two years,� Palmer said in announcing his plan. “We will be bleeding a lot of the fund balance. I would rather have some agreement with the board before I file a

tentative budget.� Palmer said that, at the moment, there would be a lot of pain in order to get to the tax levy cap, which he felt the county could not bear. “Right now, we would have to eliminate 150 positions in the county in order to bridge the gap that we have in the budget right now,“ Palmer said. “I do not see how you can operate the county with 150 less employees.� Westport town supervisor Daniel Connell agreed. “I would expect that we are looking at a huge number of layoffs, and I do not know how you can run the county if you cut a lot of people. I don't know if you can do it if you cut anyone,� he said. “There is one department that we have met with that needs to hire two people or it will actually cost us more to run it.�

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Offender committee Continued from page 1 Essex County Attorney Daniel Manning said that enacting new laws at a county level could prove a challenge with many being challenged on the basis of pre-emption. “If the state of New York has enacted a law that already covers a subject matter and has decided to take control of that field, then the courts will not allow local municipalities to enact local laws that are accompanying the state law,” Manning said. “You would have a severe challenge to it.” Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague took time to talk about the different levels of sexual offenders on the registry, saying that Level 1 offenders are the least likely to commit another offense, while Level 2 represented a moderate risk and Level 3 a severe risk. Sprague added that she felt the laws needed to be updated to bring them into the electronic age. “One of my main complaints is that this has never been updated to include cyber crimes,” she said. “There is nothing on here saying that someone used a computer to gain a relationship with a child. We are seeing a lot of that where texting and messaging is being used as the first contact. If there is one suggestion I would make today, it would be to

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who have moved or changed their living circumstances without notifying the authorities. Clinton County Sheriff Dave Favro also spoke about the Sex Offender Watch program which is offered in his county. “We need to do everything that we can to help preserve the youth and keep them safe,” he said. “I think that there are a couple of things that we need to look at. I'm convinced that what we need to do as a society, collectively, is that we need to get together and we need to educate. We need to let the victims know before they are victims that this is wrong. People spend a lot of time in their home, and they spend a lot of time on their computer. We have to hit them in their homes, where they are going to be.” The discussion also involved local school administrators. “This is the best first start for us,” AuSable Valley Superintendent Paul Savage said. “What people are hearing here is no different then what we are hearing. I think that this is a great start, and I don't think that we should stop. We need to keep this discussion open.” “There have been strong partnerships that have been established over time that I saw through my work when I was in Clinton County,” current Elizabethtown-Lewis interim and former Peru Superintendent A. Paul Scott said. “It has been very helpful for us to be able to learn more through the partnerships that we have. We were appreciated that we were invited to be here to talk about this issue. I would encourage you based on what we have learned today to looking into the same type of partnership that there is in Clinton County.” “One of the biggest things in my district is continuing to get the information to us so we can get the information out to the parents and continue to educate the students and parents,” Moriah Superintendent William Larrow said. “We need to continue to get funding that will allow us to bring programs into the school would be helpful for us.”

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Elections will hold extended office hours in preparation for the Nov. 6 General Election. Voters wishing to apply for absentee ballots and vote by absentee ballot may take advantage of these special hours. The office hours will be extended as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 24, until 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. until noon; Wednesday, Oct. 31, until 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Board’s offices are located at 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, and the phone number is 873-3474.

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WILLSBORO — The Willsboro, Reber, Essex, and Boquet Churches are sponsoring on Sunday, Nov. 11, the Eighth Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Program and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Willsboro Central School Cafeteria. Veterans, please call 963-7984 or 5725025 (Bobbi Paye) to make a Reservation for you and your guest by Nov. 4. If you are attending and have not submitted a photo of you in military uniform before, please let us know and we will gladly pick it up and included in our photo slide presentation. The photo will be copied and returned. Reservations are required.

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you own is when you own these properties and you are the landlord. In this case, it seems like it would be very responsible, but you would be promoting alcohol use.” After the remarks, Boisen along with council members Claire LaPine and Harold MacDougal said they would continue to support the ban on all properties, including the Grange. “I feel that we need to protect the public and I do not support it,” Boisen said. “I stick by it,” LaPine said. “I do not want the liability.” “I have been in a bar many

times and was there for the purpose of a drink,” MacDougal said. “I have never had a bartender cut me off. I am not changing my mind.” Buchanon, who became frustrated during the board comments, fired back. “I am not in favor of government bodies determining how and where I can enjoy something,” he said angrily. “If you could tell me one time when there has been one issue with the Grange, then we could have this discussion, but you can’t.” “We support the events, but this is the taxpayers’

property and that is where I am coming from,” Boisen responded. “I have a problem with you saying that we are not allowing people to have their functions,” LaPine said to Buchanon. “I don’t see it. We could all move to Argyle and be a completely dry town and then this would also not be a topic for discussion that way.”

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Electoral College fails NY residents It’s time for a change

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ith the presidential campaign in its final days, enthusiasm for this year ’s election is nearing a peak. It’s too bad your vote won’t matter. That statement is heresy in the United States, a nation where we’re taught almost from birth the value and responsibility of voting in a democracy — but it’s true in our case. That’s because no matter how we vote, New York’s 29 electoral votes will go to President Obama. That’s the nature of the Electoral College, which was established by our founding fathers in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the president by a vote in Congress and election of the president by a popular vote of citizens. When we vote, we are actually voting for “electors” who will represent us in the actual vote for president. The Electoral College consists of 538 “electors.” A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the president. A state’s allotment of electors equals the number of members in its congressional delegation. In every state but two, Maine and Nebraska, the Electoral College is winner take all. That means a candidate gets all of New York’s 29 electoral votes, even if he wins the state popular vote by one ballot. Because New York City is so heavily Democratic, New York State’s 29 electoral votes will go to Obama. No matter how passionate the debate may be throughout the North Country, Obama will win New York State. Our vote, at least for president, means nothing. We’re not alone. In fact, virtually all the pundits believe this presidential election will be determined by seven to nine “swing” states, states where the popular vote could push the electoral vote either way. That’s why Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are willing to spend days, even weeks, and millions of dollars in states like Ohio, Virginia and Florida while ignoring New York and other states. Candidates generally like the Electoral College. It allows them to focus their time, energy and money on key states. Citizens should not be as happy with a system that disenfranchises so many voters. If our president was elected by popular vote candidates would be forced to appeal to all voters across the country. They would no longer be able to simply write off entire regionals as a lost cause and simply take other states for granted. It’s time that one man, one vote becomes more than a slogan. It’s time for everyone’s vote to count. Changing the Constitution is a serious, difficult thing, but it’s time to revisit the Electoral College.

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Lets keep the debates going

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he recent presidential and vice presidential debates have been closely watched by the American Public. In an era when television has moved away from serials, dramas and sit-coms in favor of reality TV, and the major media outlets have moved from watchdog journalism to entertainment news, we should consider replacing the State of the Union Address and infrequent press conferences with live debates. Our presidents and congressional leaders have failed to serve their constituents, allowing gridlock and partisan feuds to rule the day. Instead of feeling hopeless, awaiting the next election cycle to see if a true leader can emerge, why not demand that they debate the issues they all claim they want to solve? Instead of pawns we could become participants in the live drama by becoming far more aware of what is going on in our nation’s capital. At least once per year the president should spend an hour-and-a-half debating major issues with a member of the opposing party, such as the Speaker of the House or Senate Majority Leader, and explain what they are doing or why they haven’t accomplished the many promises they so adamantly told us they would accomplish if elected. This would give each side a stage to bring the compelling issues before the American public. Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run. They can call each other liars and insist the facts have been twisted, but the major issues of the day would be front and center and in full view of the American public instead of presented at staged, scripted events. Take for example the current issues swirling around the now confirmed terrorist attack in Benghazi. How much would we know today were it not for the debates and upcoming elections? The press didn’t demand accountability until more details were coming out as a result of the debates. How serious are presidential appearances and interviews on shows like the View, late night comedy shows or Entertainment Tonight? Our nation’s leaders have been able to hide behind subordinates and entertainment celebrities instead of facing the nation and responding publicly and personally to their critics. Take for example a recent appearance on ABC’s the View. Whoopi Goldberg barely let Ann Romney settle into her seat before quizzing the candidate’s wife, asking why Mitt Romney didn't serve in Vietnam, if the couple is prepared to console families of fallen soldiers, their stance on abortion and issues related to the Romneys’ Mormon faith. Unlike

a recent joint appearance on the show by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, during which questioning ranged from how romanDan Alexander tic is the president, what Thoughts from his mood is like given the Behind the Pressline pressures he faces and details pertaining to the couple's anniversary celebration. This interview took priority over meeting with world leaders at the UN while in New York City. Facing off directly against those who adamantly oppose their actions would better enable the American public to determine the shortcomings of our nation’s leaders. If the problem is Congress, the president can call them out and ask the public for their assistance to move issues through the House or Senate. If legislation isn’t passing because congress is loading up bills with pork barrel items the president can specifically address those issues to the public. But if it’s clear that the president isn’t providing the appropriate leadership as promised to move the country forward, the public and the press will be compelled to demand greater accountability. To make the discussions more focused and to ensure the moderator is not spellbound by the participant’s celebrity, nor bullied due to their powerful perseverance, I would suggest we enlist the services of a former US president to control the evening’s discussions as the moderator. By keeping the press off the stage their primary role becomes reporting and not interjecting themselves or their opinions into the issues at hand. Who knows, it might even produce a return to more balanced journalism. Should one party control all three houses the organizers would then ask for a national opposition leader to step forward and provide the opposing viewpoint. My final suggestion would be for the League of Women Voters to be the non-partisan organization to oversee the debates as opposed to subordinates of those debating or party officials. We must find a way to break the deadlock that has continued to grow worse in Washington. This might be a way to do just that. If you think this idea has merit spread the word—it might just take root.

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Endorses Owens To the Valley News: It is my pleasure to officially endorse Bill Owens for Congress. Bill’s intelligence, integrity and work ethic make him the right choice for Congress. Our elected officials must work together for the good of all of the people. Congressman Owens record shows that he is a true moderate who is willing to work across party lines in the best interest of his constituents. Congressman Owens (D) worked with Congressman Gibson (R) to host the Federal Agricultural Committee in Saranac Lake, allowing local farmers to have input in the upcoming Federal Farm Bill. Bill works closely with businesses to promote jobs across the Congressional District. He has been a valued partner with Canadian Companies that seek to set up shop this side of the Canadian border. The Congressman is a tireless advocate working hard to fill unfilled jobs, working with our local schools to make sure our students are prepared to meet the needs of local businesses. Bill Owens traveled to Newcomb to give the commencement address to the handful of students in this remarkable little school. This speaks volumes about his commitment to all of our communities irrespective of their size. The Congressman is helping our Retired Veterans and also with current military personnel and their families. Bill is engaged with our Troops just returning stateside from overseas. As a Veteran himself, Bill never fails to acknowledge the sacrifices our military make every day. Congressman Owens is very responsive to my office inquiries. Bill has responded to me regarding concerns from our businesses, military, farmers, and constituents in general with tough issues that can’t be addressed at the State level. Congressman Owens is a proven leader. He is non-partisan, honest, smart, and has a genuine concern for the needs of the people in his Congressional District. Teresa Sayward State Assemblywoman Willsboro

Supports McGinn To the Valley News: I’m writing this letter to support Mike McGinn for the Town Council of Elizabethtown. Mike is experienced, honest, and straightforward, which is what the Board currently needs. A year ago the voters were influenced by promised cost savings and of open, transparent government by a person who claimed experience in all levels of government. It’s turned out to be not true. The Supervisor is taking a pay check. Spending has increased and your taxes will be going up. The desire to exceed the 2 percent tax cap is openly discussed. A year ago we had a budget officer and a part-time bookkeeper, at a cost of $20,000. We

now have a full time bookkeeper, with healthcare, at a cost of $32,000; plus a new position called “Director of Finance.” This person will do the budget for the Supervisor. The pay scale for this Director, and where it will come from, is a little fuzzy since the same person is already an auditor/financial trainer and the Supervisor is already the Budget Officer. Since none of these prior appointments have been rescinded, we now have five paid financial positions. The process of the Town Board has been corrupted. Illegal meetings and actions have been occurring throughout the year. The entire Board is not always allowed to participate in or determine important issues such as the Comprehensive Plan, the Sewer project, the Water Meter project, and the hiring of people. Some of this is incompetence, some of it deceit. Mike has four-plus years experience working on Town budgets, while his opponent has none. Only one current Board member has any budget experience. We need a Councilperson who will tell us the truth and be an advocate for legal government process and fiscal prudence. A Councilperson who will be an independent thinker and not be part of a team with an agenda. Mike McGinn is the only candidate with those qualifications. Please vote for Mike. Ken Fenimore Elizabethtown

Back in for Stec To the Valley News: I ran into an acquaintance the other day and he recalled where we both said we were retiring, that was ten years ago. And yet there we were across the table from each other doing the same job as back then. Well I had retired, but I was back. Why? Because once every ten years or so you meet someone you feel can really make a difference. A person with strong family values, a veteran like his father before him, a person of experience and proven leadership, a Dan Stec. For years I represented Teresa Sayward and then retired, satisfied that the person I drove around back then was the right choice for the North Country. I am thrilled about being out of retirement and representing the Town of Queensbury Supervisor who is also the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Warren County, Dan Stec. A fiscal conservative who cut taxes to ”zero” for nine years in his own town, and on top of that gave rebates to the taxpayers for six years totaling almost $10 million. Dan Stec has successfully fought the states unfunded mandates that drive our town and county taxes up, your property taxes. He has served his country, his county and his town and now he is ready to serve us in the NYS Assembly. Dan Stec has an impressive resume, his

education at Clarkson and then earning an MBA, his job choices of U.S. Naval officer and working in businesses back home. When he saw those businesses were having problems, he got a job in town government and saved over 400 jobs from leaving his area. Dan Stec knows our issues and knows how to fix them. I’m glad I came out of retirement. Vote Nov. 6, VOTE DAN STEC. Win Belanger Willsboro

Thanks for help To the Valley News: The Elizabethtown Planning Board would like to thank the 128 people who took the time to fill out the Town survey on the future of Elizabethtown. Economic development was identified as the most important topic explored in the survey, followed by community character. Other topics were covered and the results and comments of the participants can be viewed online at WWW.etownny.com. On Aug. 18 a workshop was held and about 22 people attended. It began with a large group exercise, but for the majority of the meeting, attendees worked in small groups. It’s objectives were to bring about consensus on issues, opportunities, and vision for Elizabethtown. These results, too, can be viewed online. The next step in the process is to meet with focus groups led by one of the town’s planning consultants. These focus groups, comprised of professional and business members of Elizabethtown, are seen as an important tool in acquiring information and ideas about the town’s businesses, housing, resources, and overall environment. Elizabethtown’s Comprehensive Plan is just that - A PLAN. It is not a law; it is not zoning; it does not involve regulations. It simply reflects the needs and desires of the community, a wish list, if you will. The Town Board adopts it only after public hearings and county review. One very good reason for having a plan is that all State and Federal funding pretty much needs to be connected to a plan. The funding agencies require communities to have their act together, i.e., a Comprehensive Plan, to be considered. It is one way to help ensure that some of our tax dollars are returned to our community. The Elizabethtown Planning Board is looking forward to the continued cooperation of all who took the time to be involved for the good of the Elizabethtown community. The Elizabethtown Planning Board

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GUESTVIEWPOINT Halloween safety and respecting political property

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alloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-ortreat time may be a bit tricky. I would like to provide the following safety tips to help you plan a safe, fun Halloween for your family.

Costumes

■Face paint is safer than a mask - and it's more fun! ■Choose costumes in light colors or add reflective tape. ■Check that costumes are flame-retardant and not so long as to pose a tripping hazard.

Trick-or-Treaters Should:

■Travel in pairs or groups and stay together. ■Walk on the sidewalk or on the left side of the road facing traffic. ■Stop, look and listen at corners. ■Plan a safe route; stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. ■Carry a flashlight or glow stick. ■ Carry a cell phone if trick or treating without an adult. ■Be respectful of other people and their property.

Trick-or-Treaters Should NOT:

■Go inside a stranger's house or get into a stranger's car. ■Run across yards or streets. ■Venture down dark, empty streets. ■Approach dark, unlighted houses. ■ Go between parked cars or crisscross back and forth across streets.

Parents with Younger Children:

■Should accompany young children. ■Plan to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. ■Walk with your children to each house and wait in the driveway for them.

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Treats:

■Children should save all their candy until they get home. ■Feed your children a meal or substantial snack before trick or treating so they are less tempted to eat the candy. ■Inspect all treats when you get home. Throw away any unwrapped, open, or suspicious looking goodies. ■If your child becomes suddenly ill, IMMEDIATELY call your doctor or dial 911! Try to determine what the child has eaten and where it came from. Save all wrappers.

At Home:

■ Put away anything trick-or-treaters could trip over. ■ Turn the lights on and replace any burned-out bulbs at the walkway and front door. ■Remember, your jack-o-lantern and any other candles or electrical decorations can be a fire hazard. Keep them out of the reach of small children and away from flammable materials. ■Never leave your house unattended. If you have to leave your house, make sure all the doors are locked.

Even if you don't have children:

■If driving on Halloween, watch for trick or treaters in the streets and darting out from between parked cars. ■If hosting or attending a Halloween celebration that includes alcohol, be responsible!  Don't drink and drive! We also recommend that you map out your route and check it against the New York State Sex Offender Registry at criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor. It is a good practice to check in with this vital public safety resource a couple of times each year.

Review these safety guidelines with your family and set ground rules before heading out. Our office will have increased patrols on Oct. 31, but a little planning on your part is the best way to ensure a safe, fun Halloween.

Don’t damage election signs In this contentious election season emotions are high and loyalties run deep. It is only natural to want our preferred candidates to succeed in their quest for office and to do all we can to help this outcome. The Essex County Sheriff ’s Office has received calls and complaints concerning missing or defaced election signs. While we recognize your loyalty to your candidate, I do ask some semblance of reason in these tense times. It is commendable that you support your candidate but destroying or removing signs is not the answer. I would recommend your energies be of better use were you to call your candidate’s campaign office and volunteer. You can help with mailers, host a Meet and Greet, introduce your candidate to your family, friends and fellow community members and by doing so, accomplish much more than you would achieve by these potentially criminal acts. Your best support comes on Nov. 6, Election Day when you have the opportunity to vote for your candidates. Please exercise your right, make your voice heard and encourage your friends and neighbors to vote as well. Please respect these public minded candidates. They have put themselves on a very hectic, expensive and arduous path to reaching their goal. Let us acknowledge their vision, respect their campaign and congratulate the winner after the election. Richard Cutting Essex County Sheriff

Youth Unemployment

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he unemployment rate for teens aged 16 to 19 years of age is a staggering 24.5 percent . In 2007 the teenage unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year olds was 16.3 percent. California and Georgia lead the country in teen unemployment at 34.6 percent. Many changes have occurred since I was a teenager that has contributed to fewer jobs being available By Scot Hurlburt to teenagers. If you have been to area grocery stores and department stores you will see that cashier free check outs are on the rise. As in many other segments of the economy where job elimination is an issue as technological advances continue to remove the hands of labor such as was seen in the auto industry. Some say the increase in the minimum wage has pushed down on hiring teenagers; states like California have an $8 an hour minimum wage scale. Other factors that were not anticipated are the participation of older workers who are competing for jobs previously held by young people. As the recession has taken its toll on the overall economy, it has forced some retirees to come out of retirement to take jobs that youth would have taken historically. Many older people are taking these jobs as their retirement incomes are tied to the vicissitudes of the stock market and dramatic declines cut into the incomes of retired seniors leaving them no choice but to reenter the workforce. Retirees may also be facing significant upturns in insurance premiums and copays for medications and doctor visits. In addition, teenagers sometimes face an attitude from adults that expresses distrust of them in several ways. Some adults fear that teenagers may sue them if they hurt themselves, still other adult’s fear that a teenager may make an allegation of inappropriate behavior and possibly the most difficult attitude to overcome is that teenagers today are lazy and lacking in the skill sets to be in the work place. I was fortunate enough to work should to shoulder with many adults during my teenage years. I learned many important skills during these opportunities. Principally, I learned the value of hard work and the importance of persistence. One summer, I picked rocks out of a field for an entire summer. At the summers end, I was convinced that I knew what Sisyphus must have experienced. The field was so full of rocks that new rocks seemed to appear every day. At some point it became me against the rocks, this vision became especially clear to me as this was a solitary effort, just me and the rocks. I also worked with a variety of young adults that were working at farms full time. I learned a great deal form these young men, often I learned as much about what not do as I did about what I should do. Part of their sometimes reckless behavior was simply high-test testosterone influenced behavior and at other times it seemed that they were racing against the burden of so much physical labor that needed to be done. Racing across the bumpy hayfield sometimes dumping part of the load that would need to be reloaded and losing some bales of hay that would break. I learned the most from the older or middle-aged workers. They usually paced themselves and were solid workers that did not make mistakes. They were always careful around machinery, never misusing a piece of equipment and always performing regular maintenance, a grease gun at the ready and a variety of wrenches and screwdrivers, adjusting and tightening as needed. They seemed to have a bigger vision than just the physical work. They checked the gas and oil in the tractor the water in the jug and tools in the tool box. I think I learned a great deal from these hard working men, experiences that many of today’s youth are missing. They will miss these essential youth experiences and the important lessons imbedded there in. Along with many common sense and practical lessons about life that I learned, I am proud to say that I retired my last pickup in good running condition with just over 249,000 miles on it. Those wise men that I met with a grease gun always nearby showed me what careful use and regular maintenance can do, lessons not just about machinery but also about life. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at Hurlburt@wildblue.net

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Walter Moore receives instruction from his sister, Scarlette, during the Champlain Valley Fencing Club Open, held at Westport Central School Oct. 20. Fencers from the Green Mountain Division also competed in the event, which holds adult and youth series tournaments throughout the year. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Halloween walk in Westport WESTPORT — The Westport Central School junior class will host a Haunted Halloween Walk in the Woods, Spooky Nature Walk and Pumpkin Patch Oct. 27 at the school. For kids, the event will take place from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m., with hay maze, spooky nature walk, carved pumpkin patch, refreshments and face painting. For teens, the event will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a bonfire, zombies, trolls, hidden traps and refreshments. Admission for both is $5.

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WESTPORT — Roast Beef Dinner, Tuesday (Election Night), Nov. 6, at the Westport Federated Church. Serving starts 4:30 p.m. with takeouts available. $9 Adults, $4 Children 12 and under. There will be a benefit food basket for the Westport Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food offering.

Pee Wee wrestling to begin CLINTONVILLE — Ausable Valley will be starting Pee Wee Wrestling Nov. 6 in the high school wrestling room at 5 p.m. Open for boys and girls age 4-14. For more, contact John Dukett at 527-1755.

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Animal advocates want to set the record straight about pitbulls By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com WESTPORT — The dog breed with the highest volume in the United States is also the dog breed with the highest volume in shelters across the country. For National Pitbull Day, Oct. 27, the North Country SPCA will be waiving all adoption fees from Oct. 26-28 for their pit bull and pitmix dogs. They only ask that people see the breed for its loyal and loveable qualities without the sensationalized image of a fighter. National Pitbull awareness day was created to bring awareness, appreciation and education and designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. At North Country SPCA in Westport, the Elmore SPCA in Peru, and the Adirondack Humane Society in Plattsburgh, shelter managers said on average the pit bull and pit mixes stay weeks, and sometimes years longer than other breeds before they are adopted. “On average we will have a dog for about 24 days before it’s adopted, pit mixes however on average are with us for three-and-a-half months,” said Rebecca Burdo, Shelter Manager of the Elmore SPCA. According to Jessica Hartley, Board member at the North Country SPCA in Westport, families will take one look at the pointed ears and rounded foreheads of a pit bull mix and say: “Oh no, not a pit bull. I just couldn’t.” “People come in and dismiss these very adoptable dogs just because of some of the stereotypes about pits,” Hartley said. Angel, a brown and white staffordshire pit bull, has been at the Westport shelter for more than a year. Pam Rock, shelter manager at NCSPCA, has labeled her the “Volunteer Favorite” for her wonderful manners on a leash and her absolutely happy demeanor. “When someone comes to take her, she walks with everyone and she doesn’t really pay any attention to other dogs,” Rock said. “She would be the perfect dog to cuddle up with her owners at the end of the day and go for long walks and hikes during the day.” Rock said Angel needs to be an “only child,” with all the attention and she’ll give you so much love back. At the Westport shelter, like any other no-kill shelter, Rock said there are some dogs who stay

for a long period of time due to temperament or health related issues. But pit bulls, she said, face an even greater challenge of finding a home to take them in. “People should know a dog is a dog and it’s going to always need boundaries and discipline, just like any other dog,” Rock said.

THE “PIT” Pit bull is a term often referring to the American Pit bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terries, and Staffordshire Bull terriers. The dogs are marred by the recent “Michael Vick” stigma attached to dog fighting. “Michael Vick and all that ridiculousness, the only good that came from that was the awareness that affluent people were doing this,” Burdo said. In cases of dog fighting, owners use the pit bull’s loyalty and strength to train them into an aggressive dog, Burdo said. But Hartley said unfortunately media reports have fueled the stereotype by giving more coverage to incidents of an aggressive pits. “Out of millions of pitbulls the breed has the least probability of attacking someone,” Hartley said. “Unless people are an advocate for the breed or have taken the time to understand the breed the only stereotype people know is they are aggressive. Because of this pits stay in shelters longer or are euthanized first before more aggressive dogs of favorable breeds.”

NATURE VS. NURTURE Aggression in a dog is subject to its nurturing and how the dog is raised to be. David Goldwasser, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and owner of the Adirondack Veterinary Hospital in Westport said he does not like to make generalizations or develop any preconceived notions about breeds. Each dog is an individual, and should be treated as an individual. “I have seen aggressive behavior in some Labrador Retrievers and some Golden Retrievers. No breed is immune from aggressive tendencies,” Goldwasser said. “I have known many purebred Pit Bulls, i.e. American Staffordshire Terriers, that were loving and trustworthy family dogs.” Goldwasser said pits and pit bull mixes make up a large quantity of his patients. He said he has seen studies which rank dog breeds with regard to aggressive behavior (i.e. reported dog-to-person aggression) which showed that pit bulls rank quite low on those lists.

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In the Elmore shelter, old photos and facts about the breed have been hung on all the walls for visitors to learn more during in the days leading up to National Pitbull Awareness day. Burdo said when people come in and ask for a pitbull she simply asks them “What do you love about them?” “After reading up on the breed I saw that the pit bull was a loyal family dog and I thought it would be a great dog for us,” Greg Angel and Roxy, an American Staffordshire Terrier and a pit mix get ready Roy of Plattsburgh said. On Oct. 13, Roy brought for their afternoon walk at the North Country SPCA in Westport. his family to the Elmore “On the whole, pit bulls tend to be outgoing, SPCA to see a young male pit mix named they crave attention and affection, and they are Chaos, so named by the Elmore staff for his steadfastly loyal to their people. They also can “chaotic love for humans.” be aggressive toward other dogs, although this With Roy were his stepsons; Zachary, John is not universally true,” Goldwasser said. and AJ Baker. When the boys went into the kennel with Chaos, they smiled, kneeled down to be near the dog and as Chaos wagged his tale The pitbull breeds in America used to be at- and rolled over for them to scratch his stomtached to a completely different type of stigma. ach, Zachary asked Roy “When are we going For over 130 years in Europe and North Amer- to bring him home?” ica, the pitbull was referred to as the Nanny Chaos, one pit of four at the shelter was able dog. to find his forever home. According to Petfind“When National Pitbull awareness day came er.com, an online searchable database of aniaround we wanted to do something to bring mals in need of homes, nationally there are awareness to this breed that was called the 20,230 “pit” dogs in need of a home through Nanny Dog in America,” Burdo said. their database alone, and over 187,734 of all Burdo said the early 1900’s the pitbull was breeds of dogs in need of a home through their labeled as the dog to have if you wanted to database. keep your children safe, it was the most faithThe month of October is both National ful, strong, loyal dog that loved children. Adopt a Shelter Dog month and National Pit In a study of canine temperament by 1-800- Bull awareness. PetMeds, a pet pharmacitucal company, the Rock said anyone interested in finding the American Pit Bull Terrier scored 86.8 percent right dog for their family should ask a shelter out of 100 percent for favorable qualities. The worker. Golden Retriever scored a close second with “We wouldn’t give someone a dog if they 85.2 percent. weren’t the right fit,” Rock said. “We want to Lillian Cassidy of the Adirondack Human do whatever we can to make forever homes. Society said an ideal pet owner for a pit mix We’ll ask you about your lifestyle and see if we would be an active family with the time and can match people with the right dog.” . patience to train their dog. Cassidy said she For more information on any of the dogs listwould not suggest the dog to be an apartment ed from area shelters contact either the NCSPpet CA at 962-8604, the Elmore SPCA at 643-2451, “I would ask are you active? Do you have or the Adirondack Humane Society at 561sufficient time to exercise and care for it,” Cas- 7297. sidy said. “It’s all about having the right owner with the right discipline and heart.”

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an you believe, this is the last weekend in October, already! Start the weekend with Supervisor Margaret Bartley's coffee hour at 8 am. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the town hall. If you haven't been there recently, take time to view the ever changing art gallery or voice your thoughts for our town. Is everyone ready for Trick or Treating? This Saturday evening, Oct. 27, put on your costume and head down to the Cobble Hill Inn for a great Zombie theme Halloween Party. The band begins at 10 p.m., with a costume judging contest at 11 p.m. Come join the fun, for more information call 873-6809. If you missed the frightful fun at the Cobble Inn, then on Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Westport Hotel and Inn is having a Halloween Party beginning at 5 p.m. Costume judging and ghoulish drinks are on the menu. For more information call 9624501. Remember, this has been “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, in honor of that, the Elizabethtown Community Hospital is hosting a Women's Health Night. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, ladies, please take time to

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think of yourself and remind the women you know, to attend. Free mammograms, osteoporosis screening, health related information, body mass index assessment, blood pressure checks, speakers and more. The event is from 3 until 6 p.m. in the lobby and boardroom areas of ECH. Call 8733520 for an appointment or walk-ins are Welcome, this event is open to the public. The Thrift shop is having a Blow-Out Book Sale. Stock up for the winter, they are hoping to sell a lot of books, to make room for new ones. As you're prepping for winter, changing clothes and cleaning out, begin making that pile for the Thrift Shop. The next collection day is on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until noon. No summer clothing, all types of winter clothes are needed, including coats and jackets, they especially need toys, linens and crafts. I'll note a reminder, closer to the date. Make sure to buy a few raffle tickets, the drawing is on Nov. 19. Many residents are cleaning up outside, putting gardens to bed and more. Unfortunately, if you didn't catch the news, our brush dump has been closed 'til further notice. The town newsletter will post dates when it will be open.

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lthough most of the trees hereabouts have lost their leaves, a few like oaks and larches are in their glory and keep the show going. My favorite late season tree is the beech, which commonly grows in the understory of the forest and comes into its own now with a fiery iridescent display of yellows and golds. This is the time of year when insects, looking for a warm place to ride out the winter, invade our house. The most common are cluster flies, but we also have lady bugs, box elder bugs and a few sluggish wasps. None of them damage your house, nor are they a danger to you, and regular vacuuming keeps them under control. Lady bugs emit a foul odor when disturbed, and a smelly stain is you squash them, and leave a horrible taste if you inadvertently chomp on one that’s hiding on the underside of your morning toast. I speak from experience. This Friday evening, Oct. 26, the Whallonsburg Grange hosts birds of preyhawks and owls- from the wildlife refuge

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and rehab center in Wilmington. The birds on display are unable to live in the wild, usually from permanent wing injuries or poor eyesight. This is a fund raiser for the North Country SPCA and starts at 7 p.m. Next Tuesday at the Grange, author Colin Wells will lecture on the famous diary of 17th century Englishman Samuel Pepys. Pepys wrote about the Great Fire of 1666 that destroyed most of London, a war with the Dutch, the plague, and personal matters like his marital infidelity. By the way, his name is pronounced “Peeps” and the talk, part of the Lyceum series, starts at 7:30 p.m. Down on the vegetable farm, last Friday’s heavy rain raised the Boquet River far out of its banks and flooded a field full of spinach, lettuce, salad greens, carrots and beets. The water dropped in less than a day, and the carrots and beets can be harvested, but the greens will have to be disked under. A couple of farm ducks, used to living in a quiet pond, got swept downstream when they investigated the flood and haven’t been seen since.

willing to haul the bags of leaves to the landfill . If any of these jobs are something you can help us with please come join us. Bring your rakes or other tools that you think might be needed for the job that you can do. And I’m offering a four-part Tuesday night lecture series as part of the Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum series this fall, reprising last year ’s “The Story Behind the Story” talks. Each Tuesday we’ll take a classic work of literature and examine the history behind it. Last week we looked at Shakespeare’s Richard II. This Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. we’ll explore the diary of Samuel Pepys, who was probably the most famous diarist of all time. Pepys lived through the Great Fire of London and other important events of his time. As a powerful upper-class English “gentleman” of his day, he also undertook the modernization of the British Navy, the serial groping of numerous kitchen maids, and much else besides, putting it all down in his shockingly honest diary.

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y thanks to the Village Office. This past week when I went to pay my water bill, late as usual, I was given some wonderful documents regarding the details of the Dissolution Study. I’m impressed with how the Village is being so thorough with this study. My sincere apologizes for missing the boat on last week’s meeting in the Fire Station, and my appreciation that so many people attended and asked questions. There will be far reaching impact on everyone in either scenario – dissolving or not and it is best to have a strong, open communication on all facets of this. The progress is going nicely on the store fronts and sidewalk of Front Street in downtown Keeseville. We needed a nice fresh look and this certain did the trick. While the recent rains have brought down a lot of the colorful leaves in the trees, it has given the ground a fresh, crisp look all of its own and many of the houses in the community have experienced fall cleaning. I’m still not up to my usual

walking all over the village, but the walking I have done has shown me a lot of pretty neighborhoods. I appreciate all the houses that have decorated for fall and Halloween, always nice to see a community come together like that. Since I have a slow news week I’ll lament about my recent bird feeder trials. I have a feeder in my backyard by my bedroom window providing hours of entertainment for myself and one of my cats with a multitude of birds, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks partaking in the seed. Often the squirrels or blue jays will decide getting a bit at a time from the feeder is not enough and they manage to tip the whole thing for a smorgasbord on the ground. Well last week the squirrels took things further in paw and decided to stop spilling the seed causing a free-for-all. Instead they managed to chew specifically through the lock on the top and now flip the top over and help themselves to all the seed. Now my cat and I will enjoy our new multi-tier feeder with a narrow top. Stay safe and well everyone.

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p.m. beginning at Noblewood Park and end at the Bowling Alley, on Oct. 27. Whallonsburg Grange will have a neat program "Birds of Pray" on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. to benefit the SPCA shelter, The Goff Brothers Concert also on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Essex Community Church. The two Methodist Churches are still taking orders for your box of fruit, deadline is Nov 11. November is fast on our heels with the School Drama Club presentation of "Oliver" playing on Nov. 8-10 at 7 p.m. playing at the Willsboro School with a Sunday 2 p.m. performance for $10 & $8 fees. The eighth Annual Veteran Diner and Program on Sunday, Nov. 11 to be held at the School and Rick Sayward will be the featured speaker starting at 5:30 p.m. One more chance to get a flu shot locally will be at the Essex Firehall on Oct. 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Happy Birthday to Rita Benedist Oct. 29, Josh Carson Oct. 29, Zack Peltier Oct. 30, Hayden Trow Oct. 30, Ethel French Oct.31.

WESTPORT n the past I’ve asked people to e-mail me information by Monday lunchtime to get it into the next issue of the paper. I will now be writing the column Monday mornings instead of after lunch, so it would be best to send me your information by Sunday night. As always, if it’s related to Westport, I’ll do my best to fit it in. Here’s an item I just received from Nancy Decker and other the active volunteers who help with the Westport Heritage House, where they will be holding a volunteer work crew day on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. Hokey McKinley has volunteered to supervise the work, and with many hands they hope to be done in half a day. There are six storm windows on west side of building that need some seal repair, gutters that need to be added to the south side of the building, other gutters to clean and repair on the west side of building, and some raking to do. One or two people with a pick-up truck are needed who’d be

NORTHCOUNTRYSPCA his week, the NCPSCA would like to announce that we will be waiving adoption fees for all of our wonderful Pit Bull breed dogs the weekend of Oct. 26-28, in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Month. Come to the NCPSCA and ADOPT-A-BULL for FREE! Check out our album of gorgeous purebred and Pit Bull mixes, or come by the shelter and meet them in person. A Pit Bull's love is like no other - you will have a best friend for life. Contrary to their much-misaligned reputation, Pit Bulls are not naturally aggressive and can be gentle, loving animals if they are raised in the right environment. You can learn more about the myths and truths behind this fascinating breed on our Facebook page, which has links to some interesting information! Our featured pet this week is Ferdinand, a Bull Terrier-mix who is about two years old and is a really charming fellow. He is very handsome, with a gorgeous brindle coat and four white socks. This gentle giant is generally quiet and has excellent leash manners. He enjoys socializing with

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njoyed another family tradition this weekend as my new great Granddaughter visited us to get her first visit to a North Country pumpkin patch. Fall still has some wonderful things to enjoy here in the North Country, the colored leaves, harvest crops available, geese flying over, and this weekend a beautiful double rainbow. A nice Fall Public supper or Chicken and Biscuit from the Congregational Church on Thursday, Oct. 25. Invitation to join the Willsboro Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28 to enjoy the "23d Psalm" group conduct the service in music at 9 a.m. Halloween events include Elementary Trick Or Treat at 6 p.m. at Willsboro school, the children will have a short parade in costume on Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. and school will be out early at 11:30 a.m. The Bowling Alley will hold it's fifth annual Adult Halloween Event featuring music and a costume contest. Then there will be the Monster Mash of a 5k ot 10k race starting at 7

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society will present the program "Adirondack Tales of Folk and Fancy," for listeners of all ages with storyteller Karen Glass Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Wilmington Community Center. Glass’s storytelling will concentrate on Adirondack hiking tales including “Esther Mountain,” “The Troll at Bear Pond,” and “Climbing Mt. Marcy.” Children, as well as adults, are encouraged to attend. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact Karen Peters at 5241023 or Merri Peck at 946-7627.

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Hoskins in as Essex Town Clerk while LaForest says he is out on board By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ESSEX — Just when everything appeared to be returning to normal, another resignation announcement came to the Essex Town Council. This time, it was one of their own. During the same Oct. 18 meeting where Supervisor Sharon Boisen announced the appointment of former town clerk Audrey Hoskins to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Catherine DeWolff, councilman James LaForest said that it was his intent to leave his position Nov. 30. “I have been talking about resigning from this board, and Nov. 30 will be my last day,” LaForest said after an exchange between himself and Boisen where he threatened to take her gavel and “throw it through the wall.” “I know how delighted you will be at that,” LaForest said to Boisen. “If you want me to resign even earlier and you have someone in mind, then I will do that.” Afterwards, Boisen said that she was approached by someone who expressed interest in the position at the meeting and would put them in contact with LaForest. “He did not put in an official resignation, so we did not act on anything tonight,” Boisen said. LaForest’s announcement came on the same night that Hoskins returned to the town table as clerk. “I had been involved with some problems with the reports of the previous town clerk,” Hoskins said, referring to a pair of reports

Audrey Hoskins returned to a familiar chair, sitting next to Essex Councilwoman Claire LaPine during the Oct. 18 town board meeting. Hoskins will fill the remainder of the term held by Cathy DeWolff.

Councilman James LaForest said that he was resigning, effective Nov. 30. Photos by Keith Lobdell

that DeWolff had not submitted because she was seeking an error that occurred. “I was told later that Cathy had resigned and asked if I would be interested in coming back, and I said that I would.” “Audrey submitted a letter of interest, and I think that she was a logical choice,” Boisen said. “She shared an interest in helping us get past this and move forward.” Hoskins said that she would serve in the position until Dec. 31, 2013, and hoped that she could find a deputy town clerk that would be willing to take the reigns and run for the position in next November ’s election. “This is temporary for me,” she said. “I am not seeking election.” DeWolff submitted her resignation to the

Deputy Town Clerk Donna Haynes also resigned her post, stating she did so because she did not want to be the next in line for the position of clerk. “It is my understanding that being the deputy town clerk, I am expected to take over her responsibilities,” Haynes resignation letter stated. “While I sympathize with the hardship this may cause, I am also resigning.” Haynes said that she would continue on as the water and sewer rents clerk for the town through the remainder of the year, and both she and Boisen hoped that she would be reappointed to the position by the board in 2013.

state Comptroller Oct. 12, one week after completing and filing the July and August clerk reports. “The deputy supervisor (Mark Wrisley) and I had looked over the reports to make sure that those numbers worked with ours, and they did,” Boisen said. “She then submitted the September report on Oct. 11 and resigned the next day.” DeWolff ’s resignation letter said that “a personal matter requires that I tender my resignation effective immediately.” During the meeting, Boisen asked that the September report by DeWolff be tabled. “We need to review it further,” she said. “We have reviewed it once, but feel it needs a closer look.”

Substance Abuse Prevention Month observed By Fred Herbst

Terbeek, Prevention Team executive director. “Every generation needs to be taught about the dangers of substance abuse. It’s a never-ending battle.” It’s a battle The Prevention Team has been waging for 27 years. Terbeek has been at its helm the entire time. “It’s funny how things change, but really don’t,” he said. “We used to have a heroin problem, but that faded. Now we’re seeing

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of our programs are opportunistic; when we see a need we step in.” In the past few years the Prevention Team has conducted Walks Against Drugs, Youth to Youth programs, SAFE HOMES, Natural Helpers, Reconnecting Youth, FAST, Coaches and Captains, Boquet River Theatre Festival, Reality Check, Teen Institutes, Connecting Youth and Communities (CYC), One Second Exhibit 2008-2009, Prevention Team/Vermont Voltage Soccer Camps and BEST Walks. Terbeek is pleased with the progress made in substance abuse prevention, but realizes more work needs to be done. “We’ve made great progress on smoking (tobacco),” he said. “We have more restrictions and taxation on tobacco than ever and it’s working. Fewer people are smoking. “We still have a lot to do on alcohol; that’s our top problem,” he added. “We need to educate people about the health-related issues and point out the tragedies associated with alcohol — the accidents, domestic violence.” Terbeek said the same effort that has made smoking “socially unacceptable” has to be made on alcohol abuse.

“It’s harder to smoke than it is to drink,” he said. “The price of cigarettes keep going up because of higher taxes. Alcohol taxes are lower today than they were in 1965.” It’s not practical to expect people to stop using alcohol, Terbeek said. “We don’t promote abstinence from alcohol,” he said. “We try to help people understand that they can drink responsibly; that they can have a good time without alcohol.” The Prevention Team has no special events planned for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, although it will observe Above the Influence Day on Oct. 18 and Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week honors the memory of Enrique (Kiki) Camarena, a federal agent killed by Mexican drug dealers in 1985. President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation declaring October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. “By providing strong support systems for our loved ones, and by talking with our children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, we can increase their chances of living long, healthy, and productive lives,” the president said.

“During National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we celebrate those dedicated to prevention efforts, and we renew our commitment to the well being of all Americans. “The damage done by drugs is felt far beyond the millions of Americans with diagnosable substance abuse or dependence problems countless families and communities also live with the pain and heartbreak it causes. Relationships are destroyed, crime and violence blight communities, and dreams are shattered. Substance abuse touches every sector of our society, straining our health care and criminal justice systems. “For all these reasons, my administration has made prevention a central component of our National Drug Control Strategy, and we have developed the first ever National Prevention Strategy. These strategies, inspired by the thousands of drug free coalitions across our country, recognize the power of community based prevention organizations, and suggest that prevention activities are most effective when informed by science, driven by state and local partnerships, and tuned to the specific needs of a community.”

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Establish a home fire safety plan People rely on fire and smoke detectors to help keep them safe in their homes. Though fire and smoke alarms are effective, a firm fire safety plan that will keep everyone calm should a fire occur could make the difference between life and death. The U.S. Fire Administration says that more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires, while roughly 18,300 more men, women and children are injured each year. Cooking accounts for the greatest percentage of residential fires, followed by arson. Dryer vent fires are also a big concern. FEMA says that smoke, rather than the fire’s flames, is responsible for 75 percent of all deaths by fire. In addition to physical injury and material damage, fires can cause a host of problems. Psychological distress, monetary damages and loss of pets may come with fires. Loss of irreplaceable personal items is also a concern. Although fires can be devastating, they’re also highly preventable, and smoke alarms and a home fire safety plan are two precautionary measures everyone should take.

Creating an evacuation plan doesn’t have to be complicated. Such a plan can be established in a few minutes and then reinforced through practice every so often to keep everyone fresh on what to do. ~ Begin by assessing the layout of the home. Figure out the two best exits from the home. ~ If your home doesn’t have two doors, invest in a fire ladder so that one of the windows can be a point of exit. ~ Know how to gain access to the exits, including the best path to take to avoid injury. It’s a good idea to consider a few different scenarios. A kitchen adjacent to the upstairs staircase may become engulfed in flames and make exit by way of staircase impossible. Just because you have doors to the outside doesn’t mean they’ll present the best type of exit. ~ Sketch out the layout of the home and the escape plan. Smoke can make it difficult to know up from down. Be sure everyone can reach the exits even if vision is obstructed. Try it with your eyes closed. ~ Check fire alarms routinely, and change batteries at least every year. ~ Make sure windows can be easily opened if they are an exit point. ~ Make note of who will be helping children or the elderly out of the home. ~ Establish a place where the family will meet outdoors. This area should be far

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Final dissolution meeting held KEESEVILLE — Almost 50 people attended the final dissolution study committee public input meeting on Oct. 17. As always, Rondout Consulting founder Tim Weidemann led the meeting, outlining the findings of the study committee and answering questions from the public. Weidemann has been involved in all aspects of the dissolution study, including conducting a fiscal analysis of dissolution options. Before getting into details, Weidemann made clear that the dissolution study report does not recommend that dissolution will or should occur, it only outlines the expected impact of three options for dissolution. Of those three options, option three has widely been viewed as the best choice if dissolution were to occur, and was the focus of the latest meeting. As was the case with previous public meetings, several village residents voiced their concerns over property taxes and how dissolution would affect municipal services now provided by the village, specifically water, sewer and garbage. “If you’re a resident in the village, the short answer is that property taxes will decrease if the village dissolves,” Weidemann said. Average taxable assessed value of property in Keeseville is about $70,000. Weidemann explained that the cost of municipal services would likely increase under dissolution, though. For properties around the average assessment value, the savings on property taxes would likely be greater than the increase in municipal services, resulting in a decrease in total cost. Properties with lower tax-

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Au SABLE FORKS — The Town of Jay, in conjunction with the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Town of Black Brook, will be hosting a Public Information Session to discuss the proposed 2013 Au Sable Forks Ambulance Budget Contract between the Towns of Jay and Black Brook. The session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Town of Jay Community Center’s gymnasium in Au Sable Forks. The public is highly encouraged to attend. “The Town of Jay Board and Budget Officer have worked diligently over the last several years to keep the average tax levy increase below 2 percent, even during our most stressful times such as Tropical Storm Irene,” Supervisor Randy Douglas said. The Town of Jay is asking for public input at this session. Currently, the Town of Jay’s Preliminary Budget for 2013 has a proposed overall increase of 1.5 percent on the tax levy; below the 2 percent tax cap mandate. However, the Au Sable Forks Ambulance is proposing an increase to their budget of $85,351. This increase would enable them to provide 24/7 coverage to their service area, by hiring the necessary paid staff. Last year, the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Budget was $214,127 and with this years proposed increase, it would be $299,478. This cost would be shared by both the Towns of Jay at approximately 68 percent and Black Brook at approximately 32 percent. “If the Towns of Jay and Black Brook accept the proposed 2013 Au Sable Forks Ambulance Budget, the Town of Jay’s Tax Levy would increase 5 percent versus our proposed Preliminary Budget increase of 1.5 percent,” Douglas said. For example, in the Town of Jay; on an assessed home of $100K, 24/7 Ambulance Service Coverage for 2013 would cost approximately $23 more in taxes annually. The public has expressed a need for 24/7 hour coverage in our area and these figures are what they need to consider and if it’s affordable to them. “Although I feel that 24/7 coverage is very much needed, I believe that it is up to the taxpayers of the district to voice their opinions,” Supervisor Rick Nolan said. “I sincerely hope that all concerned would attend the Public Meeting.” ”24 hour coverage will give us the ability to not only have shorter response times, but also the ability to have Advanced Life Support EMT’s on the scene capable of administering a variety of drug and life saving interventions,” Bill Minogue, Chief of the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Ambulance Service, said. “Without 24 hour coverage, in many cases we would have to rely on Mutual Aid, therefore delaying ALS care. As call volumes continue to rise and volunteerism continues to decline as a result of busy schedules and mandates imposed on volunteers, I feel that 24/7 paid coverage is now a necessity.”

If village residents vote to move forward with dissolution, the village has 30 days to meet to discuss a dissolution plan (Feb. 28 at the latest), and another 180 days after that meeting to approve a proposed plan (sometime in August). A village board meeting to establish a date, time and place for the dissolution vote will be held Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Keeseville Village Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

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Denpubs Sports Red Storm prepare to defend Section VII/Class C football title v. AVCS PERU — The Beekmantown Eagles and Peru Indians were on the razor ’s edge all season when it came down to the final score, with both teams earning two wins against the other. It was the final win, claimed by the Eagles, though, that was the biggest. Beekmantown scored 154.25 points in the Section VII gymnastics championship meet in Peru Oct. 20, edging the host Indians, who totaled 148.025 points with Plattsburgh High finishing third with 136.45 points. The Eagles were led by Alyssa Leonard, who scored her second straight all-around sectional championship. She scored the win on the balance beam with a score of 9.45, while finishing second in the vault (7.925), bars (8.275) and floor exercise

The Sched Thursday, Oct. 25 Girls soccer Section VII/Class D quarterfinals Willsboro at Indian Lake/Long Lake, 3 p.m. Keene at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 3 p.m.

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(9.325). Plattsburgh High standout Dalen Keswick finished two-plus points behind Leonard for the all-around title, scoring wins on the vault (8.65), bars (8.35) and floor exercise (9.35). On the beam, Keswick struggled, scoring a 6.55 which proved to be the difference in the final contest between the top two gymnasts in the section. Lexi Trombley was the top finisher for the Indians, placing third in the all around competition with a combined score of 31.00. She scored an 8.35 in the floor exercise while placing sixth on the beam, fifth on the vault and fourth on the bars. Fourth place in the all around went to Brielle Cerne, who finished with 30.625 points, placing third on bars and fourth on beam. Alexandra Brown placed fifth for the Indians in the all around, bars and floor. Erica Leonard and Kailey Quackenbush of Beekmantown tied for sit, with both tying for second on beam. For the Hornets, Josh Boise tied for third on the vault with teammate Karsyn O’Donnell with a score of 7.85. Both qualified for the state meet, while O’Donnell added a sixth place finish on floor exercise. Molly Lawliss, who finished with a third place finish on floor exercise for the Indians, is an alternate for states.

Football As the first Section VII hardware was handed out Oct. 20, three more titles will be contested this weekend with the Class B, C and D football championship games. The Class D title game has Moriah traveling to Ticonderoga Oct. 26, with the winner facing off against Section X/Class D champion Tupper Lake the following week. The Class C championship game features the lone unbeaten in Section VII, as the Saranac Lake Red Storm will host the AuSable Valley Patriots Oct. 27. The Red Storm, coming off a 41-16 crossover win against Moriah, will be led by the balanced attack of senior quarterback Matt Phelan, who has thrown for 1,198 yards and 15 touchdowns while running for 503 yards and 12 scores. Seth Pickreign has added 325 yards and four scores for the Red Storm, with Kevin Morgan hauling in 25 catches for 576 yards and 23 touchdowns. Mike Burpoe has added 370 receiving yards. The Patriots, facing an already tough task after falling to the Red Storm earlier in the season, will be without the services of junior running back Dillon Savage, who is out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury. Savage had rushed for 620 yards before the injury, which took place in the team’s crossover game against Ticonderoga Oct. 19. Kodie Simpson has thrown for 481 yards throughout the season, connecting on one touchdown pass to Ridge Perkett, who has 151 receiving yards. The Class B title game will also be a rematch of the 2011 game, as Beekmantown will travel to the Apple Bowl to face Peru Oct. 27. Peru was impressive in a 70-0 defeat of Plattsburgh High in the opening round of the Class B playoffs, while Beekmantown scored a 42-6 win over the Saranac Chiefs. The Indians, whose only loss came in the opening game of the season against Saranac Lake, are led by quarterback Blake Altizer, who led the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference with 1,217 passing yards and 23 touchdowns. Zane Bazzano, Altizer ’s top target, caught 17 balls for 344 yards. Bazzano also led the league in scoring with 13 touchdowns. Bret Boyer added 257 receiving yards, while Tim Remillard led the rushing attack with 589 yards and seven scores. For the Eagles, Zachary Myers has

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thrown for 518 yards and 10 touchdowns, with Quenton Barber hauling in 237 yards and two touchdowns and Haydin Fountain has 217 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches. The Eagles also have a trio of rushers, led by Dustin Pickering (416 yards, two TD), Devin Fessette (377 yards, 4 TD) and Michael Guerin (195 yards, 2 TD).

Soccer The Section VII boys and girls soccer tournaments begin this week, with championship play starting Thursday, Nov. 1 and running through Saturday, Nov. 3. Class B The Northeastern Clinton boys received the top seed with a 14-0-0 record. They were followed by Peru (10-3-1), defending sectional champion Beekmantown (10-32), Saranac (6-6-2), Plattsburgh High (310-2) and Saranac Lake (1-9-1). The semifinal round will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, in Chazy, with NCCS playing the winner of the opening round game between PHS and Saranac at 5 p.m. and Peru facing the winner of the Beekmantown-Saranac Lake quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Those winners will play for the championship at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, also at Chazy. In the girls draw, Beekmantown enters as the top seed with a record of 12-0-2. Northeastern Clinton in the second seed at 12-2-1, followed by Saranac (10-5-1), Plattsburgh High (9-4-2), Saranac Lake (212-0) and Peru (3-11-0). The semifinal round will be held in Chazy Oct. 26, with Beekmantown facing the PHS-Saranac Lake winner at 5 p.m. and Northeastern Clinton against the Saranac-Peru winner at 7 p.m. The girls championship game will start at 5 p.m. Nov. 2, also at Chazy. Class C The Lake Placid Blue Bombers earned the top seed in their class with a 9-7-0 regular season and open with a semifinal matchup against the AuSable Valley Patriots (2-11-0) at Plattsburgh High School Friday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Seton Catholic (4-10-1) will face second seed Northern Adirondack (6-5-0) at 7 p.m. The winners of the two games will face off in the championship game at PHS Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. The Lady Blue Bombers also received the top seed in the Class C girls soccer playoffs, as they finished the regular season with a 12-3-1 record. The Blue

Bombers will play the winner of the lone quarterfinal game between fifth seed Seton Catholic (5-10-1) and fourth seed Northern Adirondack (6-9-1) at Plattsburgh High on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a time yet to be determined. The other semifinal will include third seed AuSable Valley, who compiled a 2-110 record in Division I, against second seed Ticonderoga (7-6-1) at 5 p.m. The winners will play at Plattsburgh High Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. Class D The Chazy Eagles, unbeaten in the regular season (15-0-1) and the top-ranked team in the state in Class D, will start their run back to a state title game Oct. 26 with a quarterfinal match against either Johnsburg or Keene (5-10-1). Third seed Elizabethtown-Lewis (9-3-2) will face sixth seed Willsboro (4-11-0) in another semifinal, while Westport (0-11-1) will have to earn its first win in two years against Wells in a preliminary round game in order to advance to face second seed Minerva/Newcomb. Semifinal games will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the home field of the highest remaining seed on each side of the bracket, while the sectional championship will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. The girls Class D playoffs start the same way at the top, with state top-ranked team Chazy (14-2-0) looking to make a run to its third straight state title. The Eagles will receive a bye into the semifinal round. Quarterfinals open Oct. 25 with seventh seed Willsboro (1-12-2) traveling to Indian Lake/Long Lake; sixth seed Keene (6-4-0) playing at third seed Elizabethtown-Lewis (9-6-1) and Minerva/Newcomb traveling to Moriah, with the winner facing Chazy at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Chazy. The other semifinal will be held at the site of the highest remaining seed on the same day, with the championship game kicking off at 5 p.m. Nov. 3.

Cross country The championship season starts in cross country this weekend with the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship races in Saranac Saturday, Oct. 27. That meet will be followed by the Section VII championship meets, held at Cobble Hill Golf Course in Elizabethtown on Friday, Nov. 2. The opening weekend of November will be busy, as sectional titles will also be determined in swimming and volleyball Nov. 3.

Soccer Section VII/Class D Championships, at PHS Girls game, 5 p.m. Boys game, 7 p.m.

Volleyball Section VII championships, TBA

Caligiore third in Williams tourney WILLIAMSTOWN, Mas. — St. Lawrence University senior Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, tied for third with rounds of 83 and 77 on the Taconic Golf Course at Williams

College last weekend as the Saints women's golf team concluded its fall season with a tie for seventh at the Williams Invitational. Caligiore's 160 two-round total, played in rain, wind and cold temperatures, trailed only Georgiana Salant of host Williams and

Sharon Li of Ithaca in a 71-player field. The former Blue Bomber, an honorable mention NCAA Division III All America and twotime NCAA Division III All East selection, will conclude her collegiate career next spring.


October 27, 2012

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The audacity of laughter F rom the top of Round Mountain in the Adirondacks, it can be easy to mentally drift away from some of the issues plaguing us on a national level. I can sit there all day, watching as the breeze carries clouds over the ridgeline on the Dix Range. It seems so simple, so pure. Those same clouds are rolling in from a southwesterly direction, riding a jet stream that has carried pollutants from areas like Ohio and Illinois and dumped nitric and sulfuric acid rain into Adirondack waterways, often killing the organisms that call them home. It takes me back to the idea of a world community, an idea birthed from the notion that we all share the planet and should therefore be respectful stewards of it. And then I think of something that happened in August. There was a moment during Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention that I found particularly frightening, a moment that passed quickly but wasn’t completely ignored by the media. Romney said: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet...(long pause for laughter from the audience). My promise is to help you and your family.” The last part of that statement, the one about helping families, has become a redundant, ill-defined chant for Romney, and is rendered forgettable due to its lack of coherent details. That first part, the one with the laughter, is what got me, and all I could wonder was: since when did healing the planet, our home, our provider, become funny? Have Americans really become so smug, so self-absorbed that they honestly believe their actions have no effect on the Earth? Science has become increasingly politicized, much to the chagrin of those of us who understand the fundamental need to use knowledge as a basis for making decisions that

will invariably affect our collective future. Simply put, intelligent decisions cannot be made based solely upon Democrat, Republican, Green or Libertarian entanglements. The issue of climate change, of Romney’s risible rising oceans, is commonly dragged into political conversations. Let’s not forget that Romney himself backed up the notion of man-made climate change in 2011. Ah yes, the laughter. And what a distraction it is. Whether you accept climate change or not, there is no denying that we are consistently doing things that are not good for the environment. Pumping smoke into the sky is not good for the air, which we breathe. Pouring chemicals into the ground is not good for the soil, upon which all living things depend for sustenance. Dumping waste materials into our rivers is not good for the water, which we drink. The reality is that people who fight against climate

Adirondack Bark

By Shaun Kittle

Shaun Kittle is a reporter at Denton Publications and an avid outdoor enthusiast. He can be reached at shaun@denpubs.com.

Belle the borador finds it easy to forget life’s worries on the summit of Round Mountain. Photo by Shaun Kittle

They're always watching In fact, fish were literally jumping out of the water, slashing and leaping in the pond’s small bays. I immediately recognized the melee as part of an annual ritual, where male brook trout begin to test their strength to complete the spawn. On my first foray to the bay, I caught and released fish on nearly every cast. They were all large, hook-jawed males, resplendent in brilliant red, orange and white spawn colors. They were aggressive and not boat-shy, and they responded eagerly to nearly anything tossed their way. After an hour of pure angling madness, I packed up and headed off to test another nearby pond, with my shotgun at the ready. I was certain to find a grouse! Four ponds and three long carries later, I had still not seen, or even heard a grouse stirring. It was as if the darn birds had evaporated from the local woods overnight. However, as I approached the final pond on my route I

Joe Hackett came across this large barred owl during a recent fishing trip north of Lake Clear. The bird posed just long enough for some great photos. Photo by Joe Hackett

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uring the waning days of trout season, I took advantage of the opportunity to combine some grouse hunting with a bit of angling. I spent most of my time traveling alone, while wheeling a pack canoe along some old logging roads that connect a network of small, backwoods trout ponds north of Lake Clear. Earlier in the week, I was startled by grouse that flushed regularly. It seemed the birds were bursting into the air around every bend in the trail. Unfortunately, the only weapons I had available at the time were a 5 weight, flyrod and an ultralight spincasting rod. Neither was of much use, even though the grouse often took to the air within striking distance. Since the grouse appeared so plentiful, I packed along a shotgun the following day, in hopes of mixing a little fowl with my fish. Of course, the easiest method to assure there will be neither fish nor fowl available to a sportsman is to carry along the proper implements to harvest both. I probably would have had better luck with a slingshot! On my first trip, which was about a half-mile portage, no grouse were flushed. However, as I approached the pond’s put-in, the trout were in the air.

change are really fighting against pollution, against pouring toxic chemicals into our air and waterways, against farming practices that are detrimental to the quality of the food we raise. These are all things that enter our bodies at some point, and therefore determine our own health. People who advocate for different ways of thinking are not trying to destroy jobs or thrust out country backward—they are trying to create a dialog where we use scientific evidence to influence decisions whose outcomes will ultimately affect all of us. They are trying to show us that we have other options, ways to provide energy for our nation beyond our current, yet archaic, burn-drill-mine mentality. Air pollution, cancer, toxic waste, tainted produce and meat aren’t quite as funny after they’ve infiltrated your own personal chemical makeup. Neither is acid rain funny, as we’ve seen in the Adirondacks. If you don’t want it in your own backyard, why put it in someone else’s? There is a fundamental core behind environmental activism that I think we can all get behind—a need to protect our greatest resource, the planet. You know, the one we live on, the one our children will inherit. My mountain perch can only teach me so much about the people I share the earth with. The rest is up to them.

heard a bird flush in the thick spruce forest. I grabbed my shotgun, and left my boat behind as I slipped quietly into the nearby woods. Up ahead, I heard a rustling and as I crouched to peer through the tangle of limbs and thick cover; I had a sense I was being watched. Most woodland wanderers have experienced a similar situation; especially deer hunters who discover a big buck had been eyeballing them as the white flag disappears into the distance. It is a difficult sensation to describe, but I just knew something had its eyes on me. Finally, I gave up on the understory and as I slowly stood up, my eyes focused on the observer. Perched on a limb, less than 20 away, was the largest Barred Owl that I had ever seen. He rotated his head around, and glared at me. I flushed with embarrassment, as I had been sneaking through the forest, while under constant observation. It was to be the only flush of the day. With my cover blown, I stood up to face my winged observer, as I fumbled for a camera. Fortunately, the old owl was willing to pose, and I was able to capture several nice shots. Later, while reviewing the images, it appeared the owl was sporting a wide smirk across its beak. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

Man harvests piebald deer with bow near Crane Pond Keith O’Connor, a veteran bowhunter who has taken 23 bucks over the past 33 years with a bow, harvested his first piebald deer on Oct. 10. O’Connor said he was amazed to see the buck coming down the runway at Antwine Hill behind Crane Pond and nearly missed his opportunity for a shot out of excitement and sheer amazement at the sight of the multicolored buck. But he calmed himself and stopped him in a shooting lane he had brushed out earlier in the summer, and dropped the buck with a wellplaced shot. The piebald condition is caused by a genetic defect that occurs in less than 1 percent of the deer population. It is characterized by brown and white spots, similar to a pinto horse. Some deer, like Ethan’s, are nearly all white. In comparison, albinism is the condition where an animal has no pigmentation at all. A true albino can be told from a totally white pie-bald deer, because its eyes will be pink. This is because — with no pigmentation — the eye color

comes from the blood vessels in and behind the eye. In wild populations approximately 1 in 50,000 whitetail deer are born albinos. Given the population in New York of about 1 million animals, that would mean only about 20 albinos exist in the wild.

At a frequency of less than 1 percent of the herd, piebald deer makeup about 9,000 or 10,000 animals of the 1 million deer in New York State. According to DEC spokesman Dave Winchell, DEC receives reports of one or two piebald deer being taken by hunters in the Adirondacks each year.

Keith O’Connor, pictured above, took this piebald buck with a bow Oct. 10.


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OBITUARIES DAVID EUGENE KIRSNER SEP 25, 1932 - OCT 18, 2012 David Kirsner went to be moved to Ticonderoga and in with his Lord on Thursday, 1969 through 1995 he was the October 18, 2012. He was fulChief of Security at Internaly prepared based on the tional Paper. After retiring promises of Jesus and went from IP he sold houses for peacefully, surrounded by seven years and was a part his family, friends and care time security officer at the givers at his home in TiconMoses Ludington Hospital. deroga after a courageous Dave was a member of the battle with throat cancer. Quarter Century Club at InDavid was born on Septemternational Paper and was alber 25, 1932 to Benjamin and so a member of the Northern Esther Kirsner in ElizabethWashington County Fish & town and celebrated his 80th Game Club and The Hague birthday just last month. He Fish & Game Club. He enwas predeceased by his wife joyed golfing camping, huntMargaret in 2010 and is suring, fishing, archery and clay vived by his son Daniel target shooting. He loved Kirsner of Centralia, Misdogs and horses and enjoyed souri, his sister Jean Hoffman talking to people. The family and her husband William of would like to express our apColchester, Vermont and preciation for the care David many nephews, nieces and received from the communicousins. ty including the medical and Dave was devoted to Peg, his hospice staffs, neighbors and wife of 56 years and their son his church family. There will Daniel. He was very patriotic be a memorial service at the and most of his career was in Cornerstone Alliance the field of either military or Church, 178 Montcalm Street, law enforcement. He joined Ticonderoga, NY at 1:00 PM the Army Reserves in 1950 Sunday, October 28, 2012. In and served until 1952 when lieu of flowers contributions he joined the US Navy to in his name may be sent to serve during the Korean conthe Cornerstone Alliance flict until 1956. For the next Church. two years he worked at DouArrangements are under the glas Aircraft and in 1958 he direction of the Wilcox & Removed back to Elizabethgan Funeral Home of Ticontown and joined the Sheriff's deroga. department. In 1965 he

GALE D. BENN NOV 29, 1924 - OCT 14, 2012 Gale D. Benn, 87, of Wested wife of 29 years, Kathleen port, N.Y., died peacefully at (Seguin) Benn; four children, his home Sunday, October Stefan Benn and his wife 14, 2012, with his loving wife, Lynn of New York, N.Y., Eric Kathy, by his side. Born Nov. Benn and his wife Fae of 29, 1924, in New York, N.Y., Rochester, New Dru Wheelin of York, Gale was Ithaca, N.Y. and the son of Lester Jeffrey Scott and Ethel (Carle) Wheelin of Benn. Quakertown, Mr. Benn attendPa.; his sisters ed Colgate UniJoyce (Benn) versity and Simmonds and proudly enlisted Barbara (Benn) in the military on Buxbaum of his 17th birthAuburn, N.Y.; day, serving as a four grandchilU.S. Navy fighter pilot durdren, Chloë, Nikola, Natassja ing World War II. Gale had a and Elinor; his nephews and lifelong love of aviation and nieces William Simmonds, enjoyed his model airplane Robert Simmonds and Debcollection featuring all nine bie Hulik of Auburn, N.Y., aircraft he ever piloted inNina Simmonds of Binghamcluding his personal favorites ton, N.Y. and Jodie Brinley of the F6F Hellcat and East Hartford, Conn.; and Beechcraft Bonanza. many grand nephews and His extraordinary creativity nieces. He will be missed led to marketing and pubmore than words can ever lishing ventures in both the say. U.S. and abroad. Gale served In lieu of flowers, the family as communications consulrequests that all donations be tant to the United Nations Inmade to Literacy Volunteers dustrial Development Orgaof Essex and Franklin Counnization (UNIDO) and as a ties at 3265 Broad Street, Port trustee of the CommonHenry, N.Y. 12974 in Gale's wealth-American School in name. Lausanne, Switzerland. Special thanks are offered to In 1984 he created and the staff of Elizabethtown launched "High School Community Hospital and Sports"magazine, the official High Peaks Hospice and Palpublication of the National liative Care Inc. for the excelFederation of State High lent care given to Gale. School Associations, Kansas A celebration of Gale Benn's City, Missouri. He published life was held at United a number of Olympic guides Church of Christ in Elizaincluding "Olympic Gold bethtown Saturday, October The Official Record of Cham20, 2012 with the Reverend pionship Performances Since Fred Shaw officiating. A 1896"and "What You May graveside service followed at Not Know about the the Essex County Veterans Olympics"as well as several Cemetery. For online condoshort stories and poetry. lences, please visit He is survived by his devotwww.wmmarvins.com.

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: afumc1@frontiernet.net 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: ccsespn.grainofwheat.net 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: goodshepherdetown2011@hotmail.com Web: www.etowngoodshepherd.org United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: FShaw@westelcom.com 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: www.unyumc.org/churches/ detail/375 St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: stjohnschurch@willex.com 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: foothillsbapt@netzero.net HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Worship 9:30 a.m. ediepoland@aol.com JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R.

Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: stagnesch@roadrunner.com 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: rcckparish@charter.net 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: ediepoland@aol.com 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: ibck.org Email: office@ibck.org 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: www.thebridgekeeseville.com Email: vikki@thebridgekeeseville.com LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652.

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Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008, www.lpbaptist.org. St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Prayers; Wednesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, www.steustace.org. St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., 169 Hillcrest, LP, 523-2200. Rev. John R. Yonkovig Adirondack Community Church - Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 2583 Main St., LP. 523-3753, www.adkcomchurch.org. Pilgrim Holiness Church - 6057 Sentinel Road Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel. 518-523-2484 Pastor: William S. Saxton. Sunday School - 9: 45 AM Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 PM  www.lakeplacidpilgrimholinesschurch.com LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Brian Frawley 518-873-2610. First Congregational Church - Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: Fshaw@westelcom.com www.firstcongregationalchurchoflewis.com PORT HENRY Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship - Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.; Nursery and 36 Sunday School provided during worship service; VOICE Youth Group for teens; Variety of bible studies and groups available that meet weekly. FREE community movie night the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit our website to see what is showing 6 Church St., (518) 546-4200, www.lcbible.org, Pastor Tom Smith. REBER United Methodist Church - Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m. SARANAC LAKE St. Bernard’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m., Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Father Mark Reilly, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616, www.stbernardssaranaclake.com Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 891-3605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard, www.stlukessaranaclake.org

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LAKE PLACID — “Otello by Guiseppe Verdi,” continues the seventh season of The Met: Live in HD series when it is transmitted live to theaters around the world on Oct. 27, hosted by Sondra Radvanovsky. The performance will be available to North Country audiences to view live on the big screen at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 1pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA Members, $12 for students 18 & under. Themed Box Lunches from Saranac Sourdough are available to order at the Box Office prior to the performance and will be delivered for intermission. Call LPCA at 523-2512 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Make a Difference day activities set SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Carousel will host its Make A Difference Day 2012 Saturday, Oct. 27, with $1 rides at the carousel. Bring a donation for the food pantry from noon to 5 p.m. to enjoy the discounted rate, as the Carousel will be helping to support local food pantries.

Brinker exhibit scheduled SARANAC LAKE — Roy Brinker, the Best in Show winner of the 2012 juried art show at the Adirondack Artists Guild, will be the featured artist at the November show at the Guild. His exhibit, “Vessels,” will be on display from Friday, Nov. 2 (with opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m.) through Tuesday, Nov. 22. Each fall the winner of the spring juried show is given the opportunity to present a solo exhibition. This year Karen Grant, Russ Hartung, and Lynda Naske, the three other award winners in the show, have also been invited to hang two works each. For more information, call 891-2615 or visit adirondackartistsguild.com.

Wine tasting set LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is offering an afternoon wine tasting with noted wine critic, author, and former New York Times wine columnist, Terry Robards Nov. 4. This event will be held in the ballroom of The Pines Inn at 2302 Saranac Ave. in Lake Placid. The cost is $30 per person pre-paid, and $35 at the door. Payment can be made by check to Lake Placid Sinfonietta and mailed to PO Box 1303, Lake Placid 12946 or by credit card at LakePlacidSinfonietta.org.

Election dinner in Au Sable Forks Au SABLE FORKS — There will be an Election Night chicken and biscuit dinner at the Au Sable Forks United Methodist Church Tuesday, Nov. 6, starting at 5 p.m. until all are served. Take outs will start at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. For more information, contact Au Sable Forks United Methodist Women Doree Jacobsen (647-8007) or Kay Coolidge (647-8822).

High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, Saranac Lake, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. www.saranaclakepresbyterianchurch.org Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-8915262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 The Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel - Corner Lake & Mill Streets. 518-359-3402. Rev. Richard Wilburn. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Leon Hebrink. 962-8293 *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - The “Stone Church” on Main Street, Westport - Woship Celebration Sundays at 9:00 am with “Children’s Church.” Bible and book discussion fellowship at 6:00 pm Thursdays in the parsonage. 518-962-8293 / www.westptchurch.com “Come follow Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday

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5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: westportbiblech@westelcom.com 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: allrises@westelcom.com 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. www.wilmingtonnazarene.org

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Friday, Oc t. 26 LAKE PLACID — Gallery Opening: Night Vision, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 5-7 p.m. $20. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID — Met Live showing: The Last of the Haussmans, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7 p.m. $16. 523-2512. SARANAC LAKE — The Community Store will be hosting a weekend-long celebration for it;s first anniversary, 97 Main St. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 354-8173, www.communitystore.org. WILMINGTON — "Adirondack Tales of Folk and Fancy" for listeners of all ages with storyteller Karen Glass, Wilmington Community Center, 7 Community Center Circle, 7 p.m. 524-1023.

Saturday, Oc t. 27 JAY — Hog Harvest Seminar, Ward Lumber, 697 Glen Road, $30. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. www.WardLumber.com. AU SABLE FORKS — 4th Annual Spooktacular Movie Extravaganza, Hollywood Theater, 14232 Route 9 N, 11 a.m.11 p.m. $3 per movie. $10 all day. SARANAC LAKE — The Community Store will be hosting a weekend-long celebration for it;s first anniversary, 97 Main St. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 354-8173, www.communitystore.org. LAKE PLACID — Casting with Plaster Class, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 9 a.m.-noon. $15. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market , Lake Placid Cen-

ter for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.1p.m. 523-2512, www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. LAKE PLACID — Met Live showing: Otello, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 1 p.m. $16. 523-2512. WILLSBORO — Monster Mash 5k or 10k" run, Noblewood Park, 5 Farrell Road, www.active.com. 7 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — German Supper, United Methodist Church Parish Hall, 5 - 7 pm $8, $7 seniors and students, 8915817 LAKE PLACID — HAllowee: Voodoo Louonge, Delta Blue, 2520 Main Street 9p.m.—1a.m.

Sunday,Oc t. 28 SARANAC LAKE — The Community Store will be hosting a weekend-long celebration for it;s first anniversary, 97 Main St. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 354-8173, www.communitystore.org. KEESEVILLE — Keeseville Church of the Nazerene 30 year Anniversary, 124 Hill Street, 6-8 p.m. 643-8412.

Monday, Oc t. 29 WILMINGTON — FLU Clinic, Essex Fire Hall, 7 Community Center Circle, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $30. www.co.essex.ny.us/PublicHealth, 873-3500. LAKE PLACID — LP Institute Book Club to discuss the novel “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main Street, 7 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Life Drawing Classes, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 6-8 p.m. $70.

LAKE PLACID — “Uploading and Exporting Digital Images” , The Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main Street, 10 a.m.- noon. 523-3200. LAKE PLACID — Microsoft Excel Computer Class, The Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main Street, 1-3 p.m. 5233200. LAKE PLACID — Intro to Improv. Comedy Classes, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 8-10 p.m. $80.

Wednesday, Oc t. 31 LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way. 9 a.m.-1p.m. 523-2512, www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. KEESEVILLE — Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department Halloween Event, 8 Pleasant Street, 5 - 8 p.m. WILMINGTON — Halloween at the Hall trick or treat event, Wilmington Range Hall, 5794 NYS Route 86, 4-7 p.m. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 1 SARANAC LAKE — The Role of the Librarian in the Future; What I will do to Meet those Needs,” Saranac Lake Free Library, noon, 891-4190. www.SnowyOwlPress.com. LAKE PLACID — Children’s Theater: Charlotte’s Web to be performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 2 p.m. $8. 523-2512. KEESEVILLE — FLU Clinic, Chesterfield Town Hall, 1 Vine Street, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $30. www.co.essex.ny.us/PublicHealth, 873-3500.

Friday, Nov. 2 LAKE PLACID — Children’s Theater: Charlotte’s Web to be performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 2 p.m. $8. 523-2512. SARANAC LAKE — Opening Artist reception for Roy Brinker, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main Street, 5-7 p.m.

891-2615. www.adirondackartistsguild.com. SARANAC LAKE — A free foot and wound screening clinic to be held, Adirondack Health's Wound & Hyperbaric Treatment Center, 285 Old Lake Colby Road, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Schedule a free screening, 897-2800. www.AdirondackHealth.org<http://www.adirondackhealth.org/>.

Saturday, Nov. 3 LAKE PLACID — Casting with Plaster Class, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 9 a.m.-noon. $15. LAKE PLACID — Painting Stained Glass Classes, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $160. LAKE PLACID — Children’s Theater: Charlotte’s Web to be performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 2 p.m. $8. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market , Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.1p.m. 523-2512, www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com.

Sunday, Nov. 4 KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Central School Forensics Team will present a staged reading of Stanley Rutherford's absurdist comedy, "Tables and Chairs." Keene Central School, 33 Market Street, 5 p.m. $5. 946-8323.

Monday, Nov. 5 LAKE PLACID — Life Drawing Classes, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 6-8 p.m. $70.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 LAKE PLACID — Intro to Improv. Comedy Classes, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 8-10 p.m. $80. WESTPORT — Roast Beef Dinner, Westport Federated Church, 7 Baybreeze Lane. 4:30 p.m. $9, kids $4. 9628720. AU SABLE FORKS — Election Night Chicken & Biscuit Dinner, Au Sable Forks United Methodist Church.

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DOGS 2-PUREBREED SHIHTZU Puppies, 1 Black w/ White Male & 1 Black Female. 1st. shots and dewormed, ready to go Oct. 6th. $400 each. 315-3532925 LABRADOR RETIRVER PUPPIES 9 Weeks. adorable family raised akc reg yellow lab puppies.first shots and wormed ready now 518-529-0165 or 315-244-3855 $400.00 tashley520@yahoo.com

BEAGLE PUPPIES Vet Checked & First Shots, Parents on Premises Must See! $75 873-9109

ELLENBURG CENTER Farm, Hunter's Paradise Organic Horse Farm 50 Acres 3 Bdrm House Very Scenic $189,000 negotiable Please call 514-697-7950 or email bratneiya@yahoo.com

FARM LIVESTOCK LAYING HENS FOR SALE Hatched Mid-May, producing Brown Eggs now, $15 Each. 518962-8373 or 188goat@westelcom.com.

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PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-122 OF THE NEW YORK STATE ELECTION LAW, notice is hereby given of the name and residence of every candidate for public office to be voted for within the jurisdiction of the Essex County Board of Elections at the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 6:00AM to 9:00PM of said day in the following districts: O F F I C E : PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT: N/A PARTY NAME ADDRESS DEM Barack Obama 5046 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 REP Mitt Romney 3 South Cottage Road Belmont, MA 02478 CON Mitt Romney 3 South Cottage Road Belmont, MA 02478 WOR Barack Obama 5046 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 GRE Jill Stein 17 Trotting Horse Drive Lexington, MA 02421 PSL Peta Lindsay 123 ‰ South Edgemont Street Los Angeles, CA 90004 LBT Gary Johnson PO Box 1858 El Prado, NM 87529 CST Virgil Goode 90 East Church Street Rocky Mount, VA 24151 OFFICE: VICEPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT: N/A DEM Joe Biden 1209 Barley Mill Road Wilmington, DE 19807 REP Paul Ryan 700 Saint Lawrence Avenue Janesville, WI 53545 CON Paul Ryan 700 Saint Lawrence Avenue Janesville, WI 53545 WOR Joe Biden 1209 Barley Mill Road Wilmington, DE 19807 GRE Cheri Honkala 1928 Mutter Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 PSL Yari Osorio 43-5 54th Street, 1F Woodside, NY 11377 LBT James P. Gray 2531 Crestview Drive Newport Beach, CA 92663 CST Jim Clymer 301 Letort Road Millersville, PA 17551 OFFICE: U.S. SENATOR DISTRICT: N/A DEM Kirsten E. Gillibrand 52 East Road Troy, NY 12180 REP Wendy Long

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1170 Fifth Avenue, Apt. 2A Manhattan, NY 10029 CON Wendy Long 1170 Fifth Avenue, Apt. 2A Manhattan, NY 10029 WOR Kirsten E. Gillibrand 52 East Road Troy, NY 12180 IND Kirsten E. Gillibrand 52 East Road Troy, NY 12180 GRE Colia Clark 52 St. Nicholas Place, Apt. 23 New York, NY 10031 LBT Chris Edes 100 Raleigh Street Rochester, NY 14620 CST John Mangelli 12 16th Street Bayville, NY 11709 O F F I C E : REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT: 21 DEM William L. Owens 42 Blue Heron Way Plattsburgh, NY 12901 REP Matthew A. Doheny 303 Paddock Street Watertown, NY 13601 CON Matthew A. Doheny 303 Paddock Street Watertown, NY 13601 WOR William L. Owens 42 Blue Heron Way Plattsburgh, NY 12901 IND Matthew A. Doheny 303 Paddock Street Watertown, NY 13601 GRE Donald L. Hassig 42 Green Pond Lane, PO Box 340 Colton, NY 13625 OFFICE: SUP. COURT JUSTICE DISTRICT: 4 DEM Jeffrey D. Wait 24 Westbury Drive Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 DEM John M. Silvestri 672 Charley Hill Road Schroon Lake, NY 12870 DEM Christine M. Clark 1164 Stratford Road Schenectady, NY 12308 DEM Mark L. Powers 1248 Waverly Place Schenectady, NY 12308 REP Joseph M. Sise 275 Guy Park Avenue Amsterdam, NY 12010 REP Thomas Buchanan 1042 Outer Drive Schenectady, NY 12303 REP Felix J. Catena 579 Log City Road Amsterdam, NY 12010 REP John T. Ellis 106 Wawbeek Avenue Tupper Lake, NY 12986 CON Joseph M. Sise 275 Guy Park Avenue Amsterdam, NY 12010 CON Thomas Buchanan 1042 Outer Drive Schenectady, NY 12303 CON Felix J. Catena 579 Log City Road Amsterdam, NY 12010 CON John T. Ellis 106 Wawbeek Avenue Tupper Lake, NY 12986 OFFICE: STATE SENATOR DISTRICT: 45 REP Elizabeth O C. Little

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11 Pioneer Point Queensbury, NY 12804 CON Elizabeth O C. Little 11 Pioneer Point Queensbury, NY 12804 IND Elizabeth O C. Little 11 Pioneer Point Queensbury, NY 12804 OFFICE: MEMBER OF ASSEMBLY DISTRICT: 114 DEM Dennis J. Tarantino PO Box 379 Glens Falls, NY 12801 REP Daniel G. Stec 121 Laurel Lane Queensbury, NY 12804 CON Daniel G. Stec 121 Laurel Lane Queensbury, NY 12804 WOR Dennis J. Tarantino PO Box 379 Glens Falls, NY 12801 IND Daniel G. Stec 121 Laurel Lane Queensbury, NY 12804 OFFICE: TOWN JUSTICE DISTRICT: TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD REP David A. Bashaw 8 Lake Street Port Kent, NY 12975 OFFICE: TOWN COUNCILMAN (UNEXPIRED TERM) DISTRICT: TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN DEM Evelyn A. Hatch 7564 Court Street Elizabethtown, NY 12932 REP Michael J. McGinn 7125 US Route 9 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 TAXPAYERS Michael J. McGinn 7125 US Route 9 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 ETOWN CIT Evelyn A. Hatch 7564 Court Street Elizabethtown, NY 12932 OFFICE: TAX C O L L E C T O R (UNEXPIRED TERM) DISTRICT: TOWN OF JAY REP Jessie McDonald 645 Glen Road Jay, NY 12941 IND Mark E. Deyoe 11 Pleasant Street Ausable Forks, NY 12912 GREEN Char Newman 681 Green Street Ausable Forks, NY 12912 TAXPAYERS Tina L. Fenton 64 Sheldrake Road Ausable Forks, NY 12912 PEACE Char Newman 681 Green Street Ausable Forks, NY 12912 OFFICE: TOWN JUSTICE DISTRICT: TOWN OF MORIAH REP Richard J. Carpenter, Sr. 3125 Plank Road Mineville, NY 12956 PEOPLE S Richard J. Carpenter, Sr. 3125 Plank Road Mineville, NY 12956 JUSTICE Larry V. Wintle, Jr.225 Fairy Lake Road Moriah, NY 12960 HONESTY Brandy M. PatnodeMichener 2097 Moriah Road Moriah, NY 12960 OFFICE: TOWN COUNCILMAN (UNEXPIRED TERM) DISTRICT: TOWN OF

NORTH HUDSON REP Marshall G. Gero 2991 US Route 9 North Hudson, NY 12855 PEACE Marshall G. Gero 2991 US Route 9 North Hudson, NY 12855 PEOPLE FIRST Hugh T. Myrtle 3373 US Route 9 North Hudson, NY 12855 Derinda M Sherman, Robert R PelldeChame Commissioners, Essex County Board of Elections, County of Essex, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Dated: October, 2012 VN-10/27/12-1TC20596 ----------------------------WHITEFACE LODGE 325 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/24/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2276 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-9/22-10/27/126TC-20529 ----------------------------DLRC VENTURES, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on September 14, 2012. NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Essex County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 90 Fir Way, Unit 56, Lake Placid, New York 12946. PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-9/22-10/27/126TC-20535 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JMC ADIRONDACK BUILDERS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/11/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Joseph Cantanucci, 30 Dix Lane, Schroon Lake, New York 12870. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. V N - 1 0 / 6 - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 6TC-20567 ----------------------------P U B L I C AT I O N NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY First: The name of the limited liability company is Towards Excellence, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the Company ). Second: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of

State on September 13, 2012. Third: The office of the Company is located in Essex County. Fourth: The Secretary of State has been designated as Agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is c/o the Company, 43 Round Top Lane, Keene, New York 12942. Fifth: The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution beyond the events of dissolution set forth in Section 701 of the Limited Liability Company Law. Sixth: The purpose of the business of the Company is to engage in any business permitted by law. V N - 1 0 / 6 - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 6TC-20575 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. HOME HEALTH S U R V E Y SOLUTIONS LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/24/12. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 773 Route 22, Wadhams, Ny 12993. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to The LLC, 773 Route 22, Wadhams, NY 12993. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20595 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: NORTH SHORE APARTMENTS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/26/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 892 Whallons Bay Road, Essex, New York 12936. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20602 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: EAST ADIRONDACK CATTLE COMPANY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/11/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Greg W. Weber, 1447 County Route 10, Westport, New York 12993. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20603 ----------------------------DESTINY EXPEDITIONS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/30/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be

served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 1433 NYS Route 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20620 ----------------------------ESSEX FIRE DISTRICT #2 has the following surplus items for sealed bid. A 1975 Mack Tandem cab and chassis, diesel, new 2 stick trans, ran and drove when parked. As is where is. The bill of sale and keys upon purchase. 1977 Dodge W350 exmilitary pickup, gas, auto, ran and drove when parked. As is where is. Bill of sale and keys upon purchase. A 25 KW diesel generator single phase, powered by Allis Chalmbers engine. Stand alone, outside unit. As is where is. The bids must be received by November 5, 2012. The bids will be opened at the November 7, 2012 Fire Commissioner s meeting. VN-10/20-10/27/122TC-20630 TT-10/20-10/27/20122TC-20630 ----------------------------ESSEX FIRE DISTRICT #2 is seeking candidates for one commissioner. For a term of 5 years starting January 1, 2013. Letter of interest must be received by December 5, 2012. Send letters of interest to Audrey Hoskins, Secretary at 571 Cook Rd. Essex, NY 12936 VN-10/20-10/27/20122TC-20629 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on November 15, 2012,at the NYS Dept. of Transportation, Contract Management Bureau, 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond (FORM CONR 391) representing "25% of the bid total" as specified in the contract proposal must accompany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express (www.bidx.com). The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Construction contract plans and proposals are sold only on compact disk (CD). The cost is $10 per CD, plus $8 shipping and handling if the CD is not purchased in person. The CD includes both the plans (if applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are also available on Bid E x p r e s s (www.bidx.com) for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, (518) 4572124; or from the Regional Office noted below. Requirements: NYSDOT requires that

NEW YORK STATE Land, BASS LAKE: 6 ACRES ON LAKE, $29,900. 7 Acres, 100' on lake, $39,900.www.LandFirstNY.com 1888-683-2626 1 ACRE OF LAND on Atwood RD in West Chazy, NY. Nice location, close to school & church. 819-275-1899 or 518-493 -2478

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all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial standing. Subcontracting Provisions: Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specification §108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments have been incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments issued after a CD is purchased will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors who purchased CDs must also check the NYSDOT Web Site (https://www.dot.ny.go v/ doingbusiness/opportunities/const-notices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law §139-j restricts contact with Department personnel after advertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on the NYSDOT Web Site. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts, both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for a Small Business Firm, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Reg. 01, Sam Zhou, Acting Regional Director, 50 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12232

D262135, PIN 1809.32, Albany, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren & Washington Cos., General and Emergency Standby Bridge Repair., Bid Deposit $250,000.00, NO PLANS, Proposals on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 0 - 0% VN-10/20-10/27/20122TC-20639 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY [LLC] Name: OUT ON A LIMB TREE SERVICE, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 10/5/12. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 41 Cherry Lane, Lake Placid, New York 12946. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 41 Cherry Lane, Lake Placid, New York 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-10/20-11/24/126TC-20656 ----------------------------TOWN OF KEENE NOTICE OF HEARING UPON Preliminary Budget NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Keene, County of Essex, for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2013, has been completed and filed in the Office of the Town Clerk at the Keene Town Hall, Keene, New York, where it is available for inspection, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. FURTHER, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Keene will meet and review said Preliminary Budget and hold a Public Hearing thereon at the Town Hall, Keene, New York, at 5:30 PM, on Thursday, the 8th day of November, 2012, and at such hearing, any person may be heard in favor of or against the whole budget or for or against any item or items therein contained. Pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of the following officials are hereby specified as follows: Supervisor $25,281.00 Supt. of Highways 52,209.00 Town Board each (4) 4,194.00 Town Justices each (2) 9,314.00 Town Clerk 15,549.00 Tax Collector 6,040.00 Final Revision and Adoption of said Budget will be on Thursday, the 15th day of November, 2012, at 5:30 PM, also at the Keene Town Hall. Dated: October 12, 2012 Ellen S. Estes, Town Clerk Town of Keene VN-10/27/12-1TC20659 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore

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KRYSTAL Among The Highest in Customer Satisfaction of All Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Dealers in The Entire United States

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Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealer in Northeast ~ Telemarketing Sales Group 2009-2011

Among The Highest in NEW 2012 JEEP ALL NEW 2012 DODGE NEW 2012 JEEP Customer LIBERTY 4X4 DART SXT/RALLYE COMPASS 4X4 Stk#13025, Loaded Stk#12385,in Loaded Stk#12244, Loaded W/Auto, Satisfaction of All Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Dealers The Entire United States w/ 6-Speed Automatic, w/Air, Tilt, V6, PWR. U Connect Voice command LED Race Track Tail Lamps, 17’’ Aluminium Wheels, Full Power, Keyless, and Much More. MSRP $20,115

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NEW 2013 DODGE JOURNEY Stk#13059, Loaded w/3rd row seating, 17’’ aluminum wheels, keyless Enter ‘n Go, power windows, locks & mirrors, 3 Zone air & more MSRP $21,540

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Stk#13026A, silver, power seat, 4x4, sunroof, 6 disc CD, 30K miles . .

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20,988

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2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO Stk#13048A, Redrock, powerseat, leather, sunroof, 4x4, 20K miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,988x

2011 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 4X4 Stk#1157P, orange, automatic, 4x4 CD, AC, 10K miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Stk#1141P, black, Rubicon, manual trans, hardtop, CD player, AC, 18 K miles, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,988x

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NEW 2013 DODGE AVENGER SXT Stk#13014, Loaded w/V6, 18” Chrome Wheels, Dual Chrome Exhaust, Power Seat, Sirius Radio, Auto, A/C, Side Curtain Airbags & More. MSRP $24,680

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NEW 2012 RAM QUAD CAB 4X4 Stk#12379, loaded w/anti spin, chrome appearance group, Sirius radio, cruise, full 27179 power, keyless & more MSRP $32,775

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24,999

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39 mos.

NEW 2013 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4

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Stk#13031, Loaded W/Leather, 8 Speed Automatic, Pwr & Heated Seat, Enter-NGo, U-Connect, W/Bluetooth, Sirius Radio & More. MSRP $30,840

2011 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON

Stk#1145A, black, V8 Hemi, running boards, towing, bedliner, 4x4, 11k miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,988x

39 mos.

NEW 2013 CHRYSLER 300

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Stk#13021, Loaded W/3 Zone A/C, Sunscreen Glass, Stow ‘n Go, 2nd Row Buckets, 17” Alloys, Keyless Entry, Cruise & More. MSRP $24,490

Stk#966C, Gray, Stow ‘n Go seating, power sliding door, power lift gate, back up camera, 31K miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,988x

2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

OR

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Stk#12318A, Silver, 6 speed manual, towing, hardtop, 9K miles . . . . . $19,988x

NOW ONLY

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$

Stk#955C, Loaded, V6, alloys, Sirius radio, tilt, power windows, locks, mirrors & More! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,988x

2010 JEEP WRANGLER SPORT 4X4

17,999

NEW 2012 JEEP PATRIOT LATITUDE 4X4

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EVERY CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED CHRYSLER, JEEP AND DODGE VEHICLE COMES WITH: • Up to 7 Year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty • Lifetime Certified Upgrade Plans • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance • Free 3-Month Subscription for SIRIUS XM® Satellite Radio • 125-Point Inspection • Car Rental Allowance • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report • Peace of Mind • 3-Month/3,000 Mile Maximum Care Coverage®

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NOW ONLY

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27,999

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39 mos.

*Prices include all available rebates. Must qualify for returning or Conquest Lessee, Competitive Trade-in Assistance, Conquest trade-in, and Military rebates, plus tax and DMV fees. Must finance thru Special IDL Program with last payment 10% of MSRP to well qualified buyers. **Leases include all available rebates and are based on 10,000 miles a year with $2999 down or trade equity; 1st payment, taxes and DMV fees due at inception; security deposit waived for well-qualified buyers; 20¢ a mile overage. Pictures for illustration purposes only. Offers end 10/31/12.

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FOR SALE HI-CHAIR, PACK-PLAY & CHANGING PAD VERY CUTE. NEVER USED $95 518-643-8570

ACCESSORIES TONNEAU COVER Fit's Toyota Tacoma 4 door pickup 64"x60" Excellent condition $99.00 518-578-5500 TRUCK CAP for large truck. 518-946-7760. $90

A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 1-800771-9551 www.carsforbreastcancer.org DONATE YOUR CAR to CHILDREN'S CANCER FUND of AMERICA and help end CHILDHOOD CANCER. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. 7 Days 1-800-4698593

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BOATS 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2900 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 HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.

ON 8/30/12 the above 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante ES was purchased in Vermont. On 9/16/12 the owner sold the vehicle and the transaction is incomplete. If you have any information please call 518-335-2468. or email rewardforinformation@gmail.co m 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1998 SATURN SL2, 4 door Sedan, 98,000 miles, excellent condition, great gas mileage, no rust, $2399.00. 518-962-8270 or 518-569-2064

TOYOTA COROLLA 2001 CE 118,000 miles, good condition, 4 new all season tires. $3500.00. 518-946-7085 Call: (518) 946-7085

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500

MOTORCYCLES

TRUCKS

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

2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5000. 518-492-2348 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 usa@classicrunners.com

95 CHEVY PICK-UP Truck 1500, 4x4, 95,000 miles, auto, Fisher Plow, New Tires, New Brakes, New Alternator, Starter, Front & Rear Shocks, #4500 Negotiable. 518-946-7550 Call: (518) 946-7550

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2012 FORD FOCUS FORD RETAIL CASH BACK $2,000 OR GET 0% FOR 60 MONTHS* FORD LOYALTY/CONQUEST $500 ~ TOTAL $2,500 ONLY 4 LEFT

2012 FORD TAURUS SEL Ford Retail Customer Cash Ford Retail Bonus Cash FMCC Retail Bonus Cash*

-$2,500 -$500 -$500

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2012 FORD F150 SUPERCAB XLT 4X4 Ford 5.0L Retail Bonus Cash -$500 TOTAL CASH BACK $4,500 Ford Retail Customer Cash -$2,000 FMCC Retail Bonus Cash* -$1,000 OR GET 0% FOR 60 MONTHS* Ford Retail Trade Assist Cash -$1,000 Offer ends 1/2/13

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring - Stk. #AL210A ................... $12,888 5,888 ................. $$6,888 6 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo - Stk. #AM194B, black.......................... SALE PRICE! $6 $8,888 1999 Jeep Wrangler - Stk. #AM294A, green.............................. $8 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Stk. #AM270A, green .............. $22,788 2010 Chevy Equinox - Stk. #AM305A, red ................................ $19,888 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited - Stk. #AN69A ...... ASK US! 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 70th Anniversary Edition - Stk. #AM74A .. $33,483 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad 4x4 - Stk. #AM146A ........... ASK US! 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Stk. #AN76A ................... $25,883 2011 Dodge Challenger RT - Stk. #AN68A ............................ $29,877 2011 Chrysler 200 Ltd - Stk. #AM226A, red .............................. $21,980

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