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November 7, 2009

Town laments over closed grocery store

District Attorney race remains too close to call Unofficial results show Sprague with narrow lead

By Matt Bosley WILLSBORO — The town’s largest grocery store has closed despite feverish efforts to keep it open for a dwindling number of customers. Store owner Mark McKenna and his wife, Wanda, cited lack of community support as the main reason for closing down the Willsboro Country IGA. Ultimately, he said, they could not compete with larger supermarkets in Plattsburgh. “We did have a lot of regular shoppers that we’d really like to thank for their support,” said Mark, “but all in all, people went to Plattsburgh.” The McKennas, who also own the Country Store on Route 22, began leasing the grocery store in 2005 after the Tops market there had closed down. Now, they say, they just can’t make it work anymore. “There’s been a big grocery store in this community for 50 years, so it’s a big change for people,” said Wanda. “It’s just hard to imagine how such a big store like that impacts so many people.” The store is the latest institutional casualty in downtown Willsboro, which over the past 12 years has lost a school, bank, and a handful of other businesses. “It’s a shame to lose another business because that’s not good for the marketplace,” said Willsboro Supervisor Lori LincolnSpooner. “I do want to thank Mark and Wanda McKenna for their effort to keep it going. We just don’t have the numbers here to support it.” In June, the McKennas switched distributors, swapping the IGA label for a line of ShurFine products that offered more competitive prices. “It did make a difference for a little while, but it just wasn’t enough,” said Mark. The McKennas will now seek to consolidate some of their services. Plans for expansion at the Country Store include adding a full line of produce and a better selection of meats and other grocery items. “Everything we had downtown is going to come here,” Mark said. “If somebody wanted to do their regular shopping here, they would be able to.” Lincoln-Spooner said expanding the Country Store would help fill the void left by the loss of the IGA, also noting the presence of Village Meat Market as a source for food items in Willsboro. The McKennas expressed concern for senior citizens within the town, which made up much of their customer base and may find it hard to shop out of town. In response, they are instituting a grocery delivery program similar to the one they had at the IGA. “We’ve always done it, and we will continue to do it,” he said.

Kristy Sprague By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — The race between the candidates for Essex County District Attorney is still too close to call after Election Day. Unofficial results reported after polls closed Nov. 3 show Republican-backed candidate Kristy Sprague with a 75-vote lead over incumbent Julie Garcia in the county-wide race. The margin remained close as individual towns reported their counts throughout the evening. With only Minerva and North

Attorney race. “The Democrats definitely got out the vote,” she said, surmising that many supporters of candidate Bill Owens also voted for Garcia on the Democratic line. Garcia has yet to concede, but certainly acknowledged the initial deficit in a race many had painted as a referendum on the decision of Republican party leaders not to back the candidate they had chosen four years prior. “I’m very proud of our campaign,” said Garcia. “People stood up for what they believed in.” Garcia pointed to early results in the race for Essex town supervisor as evidence that the political strength of ranking Essex County Republicans is fading. There, long-time incumbent Ronald Jackson, chair of the county Republican Committee, showed a preliminary loss to challenger Sharon Boisen by a margin of more than five percent. “When Ron Jackson takes a hit, it speaks volumes for the state of the Republican Party in Essex County,” Garcia said. “It shows the unrest in the GOP and that people aren’t just going to vote for the person the Republi-

Julie Garcia can Party wants them to vote for.” The candidates now await an official result following the count of absentee ballots. There have been 1,167 absentee ballots sent out, of which, at last report, 787 have been collected. The remaining 380 must have been postmarked by Nov. 2, but have until Nov. 10 to be received. Still, Sprague is confident her victory will stand. “I think that once the absentee ballots are counted, they will increase our margin further,” she said, adding that her campaign has actively targeted absentee voters.

Hommes elected easily to fourth term as sheriff By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Henry Hommes has been the Essex County Sheriff for 12 years. Now, it appears he will have the chance to add four more. Unofficial election results released Nov. 3 showed Hommes with a commanding lead over his two independent challengers with nearly 55 percent of the total vote. The final tally credited Hommes with 5,280 votes. Westport town councilman Michael “Ike” Tyler came in second with 3,086, and former Wilmington town justice Robert Kirby third with 1,319. “I think it speaks for itself; that I must be doing what the people want,” said Hommes. “I’m very appreciative of the support I’ve re-


Elba left to report, the count showed Garcia with a 110-vote lead. Final tallies gave Sprague a tentative win, however, claiming victory by a margin of 6053 votes to Garcia’s 5978. “It was a close race,” said Sprague, “but I won, and I’m very pleased with the result.” Sprague, an Assistant District Attorney in Clinton County, received the endorsement of Essex County Republicans and went on to a narrow victory over fellow Republican Garcia in the party primary, but not before Garcia had secured the endorsement of county Democrats. “I knew it was going to be tough,” Sprague added. “[Garcia’s] a four-year incumbent who ran on a major party line, but we won, and I’m happy with that.” The towns of Elizabethtown, Westport, Moriah, Essex, and Schroon all broke heavily in favor of Garcia, but Sprague claimed significant victories in Chesterfield, Ticonderoga, Minerva, Newcomb, North Hudson, and her new hometown of Willsboro. Sprague said the presence of the Congressional race in the 23rd district contributed heavily to the closeness of the District

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Jackson falls behind in Essex Other races favor incumbent supervisors By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — The town of Essex could have a new supervisor this January. Ronald Jackson, the current supervisor, came out 14 votes behind his challenger, Sharon Boisen, according to counts taken from polling places on Election Day Nov. 3. Boisen had 153 votes to Jackson’s 139. If Boisen wins, it could mean a political power-shift, not only in the town, but county-wide. Jackson, now in his eighth year as supervisor, is currently vice-chair of the Board of Supervisors, and would traditionally be slated to become chairman of the body in 2010. Jackson also chairs the board’s Ways and Means Committee as well as the Essex County Republican Committee, though he would be able to continue in the latter post regardless of re-election.

Boisen, who ran as an independent, has never held an elected office before, but has been involved at the town level on various project committees in recent years. “I’m thrilled with the current result, and I’m looking forward to being town supervisor,” she said, crediting much of her success to a hardworking group of supporters. “People really want to see some changes.” Jackson reacted optimistically toward the initial count, noting that roughly 50 absentee ballots are still out for Essex residents and could potentially close the gap. “It’s still within the realm of possibility,” he said. “Either way, it’s been an honor being supervisor for eight years. If I get two more years, that’s great. If I don’t, it’s been an honor being supervisor.” Other races were much more favorable to the incumbent. In Westport, supervisor Daniel Connell was elected to a fifth term, defeating challengers Bruce Ware and Bruce Dunning by a wide margin. According to unofficial results, Connell led with 404 votes; Ware came in a distant second with 187, while Dunning

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Supervisors look at suing state By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials in Essex County are threatening New York State with a lawsuit for what they say has been poor stewardship of the Crown Point bridge. The Essex County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Nov. 2 for a resolution “directing the Essex County Attorney to assess the feasibility of filing a class action lawsuit against the State of New York for negligence in the state’s maintenance of the Crown Point Bridge...” Crown Point Supervisor Dale French, who proposed the resolution, said the suit should aim to recompense commuters and businesses for their additional costs and loss of patronage they have suffered as a result of the bridge closure. “The state has not only ignored the warnings from the Essex County Board of Supervisors by not properly maintaining the Crown Point Bridge, but failed to develop a contingency plan for bridge closure that could have been swiftly implemented,” he said. According to French, the bridge’s closing has caused millions worth of financial loss to businesses in the region. The call for a lawsuit echoes the tone of

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who last week criticized the State Legislature for repeatedly diverting funds from the state’s Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund. According to DiNapoli, only 35 percent of the money in the fund has gone to repair roads and bridges since 1991. He pointed to the Crown Point Bridge as a specific example of crucial infrastructure that fell into severe disrepair as a result. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said he, French and Ticonderoga Supervisor Robert Dedrick attended a meeting Oct. 30 with Vermont and New York State officials at the site of the bridge, though none of the three had received invitations. The prevailing plan discussed at that meeting, Scozzafava said, was to establish ferry service at ports near the bridge. Unlike ferries in Ticonderoga and Westport, the new ferry would supposedly run yearround with departures throughout the day and night. Like other ferries, it would be subsidized by the state and free for motorists and passengers. “We’re hopeful that this new plan is put in place,” said Scozzafava. “It wouldn’t solve all the problems, but it will certainly make life easier for the thousands of people who depend on that crossing on a daily basis.” Dedrick expressed frustration with the


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Federal funds boost weatherization program By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — A greater number of homeowners in Essex County will get help buttoning up their homes this winter thanks to funds from the federal stimulus package. More than $5 billion has been set aside as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for use in supplementing weatherization assistance programs across the country. Adirondack Community Action Programs administers the program in Essex County, which has helped to make nearly 60 homes each year more suited for cold weather. According to Barb Allen, Weatherization Assistance Program coordinator at ACAP, New York State is among those

receiving the largest slice of federal funds with a grant of roughly $395 million. Meanwhile, state funding for the program has remained steady at $99 million statewide. The funds are divided to each county based on population and number of seasonal heating days. “So for Essex County, what that means is we’re going to be doubling our production schedule,” said Allen. ACAP’s Weatherization Assistance Program will now be able to assist roughly 140 homes annually, and to a greater degree. Those who qualify for the program can receive a diagnostic weatherization assessment to find potential air leaks and other shortfalls in energy efficiency. Once the problem areas are identified, ACAP arranges for

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alloween came and went without much activity, it did not seem like there were very many out trick & treaters, and saw very little evidence of things strewn around. This could have been partly due to bad weather of rain and high winds, a lot of flu like sickness all around the community. The school has experienced high absenteeism this past week, from both students and staff. We are seeing the wind down of the political process with the elections this past week. The Bonfante’s hosted a gathering for Kristy Sprague recently, they are very gracious host and hostess for such occasions. Hopeful that all the political signs come out of yard soon, there is a time limit for them to remain in place. Hopeful that a large number did get out to vote your choice, every vote is important. Happy to announce the birth of twins, a girl Regan Scott and a boy Bradie Steven born to Jessie & Scott Hommes, they came a little early but reports are that all are doing fine. They have some very proud grandparents. A note of concern is learning of another elderly person falling, Veletia Shepard fell in her apartment and has a broken hip. Rita Benedict is reported to be doing well after her surgery on her broken hip. The Willsboro Girl Scouts would like to send out their thanks for the community support of bringing your returnable bottles and cans to their redemption site at the Country Store. They realized a high revenue this past year due to your donations. All of this money stays here in Willsboro for their work and needed supplies. They are continuing this project if you would

like to assist them look for the big red container at the Country Store’s off to the side building. Another first for the North Country is starting right here in Willsboro, it is the forming of the Adirondack Artisans & Crafter & Farmers Association. This is the first time that all three of these groups have been able to join together and make their wares available. They will be holding a first time event at the Willsboro Central School Gym on Sat. Nov. 14, from 10 to 3. All things for sale that day are made by the local crafters and local farmers goods available. This could be a good chance to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Reports are that the movie being made here in Willsboro is coming along fine, they have been shooting local scenes off and on this past week. Reminder that the Film Society will be showing the movie “Food Inc” at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Sat. Nov. 7 with the film being introduced by local farmers Lori & Mike Davis. Reminder that the Willsboro School Alumni group will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center, any interested alumni is welcome to join in making plans for the coming year ’s activities. Reminder to our Willsboro / Reber Veterans to make plans to attend the 5th annual appreciation dinner at the Willsboro Methodist Church on Wed. Nov. 11, call 963-7984 to make your reservation by this weekend. Happy Birthday to Peter Johnpeer 11/7, Bethany Whalen 11/7, Nancy Randall 11/12, Nicholas Arnold 11/13, Gretchen Boardman 11/13.


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SATURDAY November 7, 2009

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inland is a country that is frequently chosen as the healthiest place in the world to live by a variety of organizations. They jealously protect their air and water quality. Many of their health indictors are among the best in the world. Though they have their own language, don’t worry if you travel there as over 50 percent speak English. As if those superlatives were not enough, now their children are dominating international academic performance tests. Schooling in Finland looks very different from schooling in America. In Finland, students do not begin school until the age of seven. The average student rarely gets more than a half hour of homework. There are no honor societies, no valedictorians, no school uniforms and no special classes for the gifted. Teachers and students address each other by their first names. While many American parents hover over their children, Finnish children are expected to be more independent. Seven year old students trudge to school in the dark, pick out their own lunch, which are free, and carry their trays to their tables. There is no internet filter at the school library. Finnish students like rap music, spend lots of time on the internet and express their rebellion with piercings and blue hair just like their American counterparts. However, by the time these students reach ninth grade, the Finish students will be way ahead in Math, Science and Reading. Tests that were administered to 15 year olds from 57 countries found that Finland’s combined scores for Math, Science and Reading were near the top and American students’ were far behind. Finland’s powerhouse performance has gained international attention and educational representatives from 50 countries have studied Finland’s educational approach.

In the classroom, teachers don’t push gifted students ahead of everyone else. Instead, students that get the subject quicker assist students that don’t get it so quickly. Finnish educators believe that By Scot Hurlburt helping weaker students first achieves better results. Brighter students assist average ones without harming their own progress. Finlanders are known for their love of reading. Libraries are frequently attached to shopping malls and a book bus travels to remote neighborhoods. Unlike American schools, Finnish schools are equally funded no matter where they are located. Students don’t worry about paying for college; it is free. There is competition for specialties like medical school; however, no college has an elite status like Harvard. Finnish researchers believe that the overall health and preparation of their students before attending school is the primary reason that their students do so well. Health care and college are free and the standard of living in Finland is among the highest in the world. Okay, I think I get it. All we have to do is provide everyone with free health care, a high standard of living and make college free to improve our school systems. That should be easy enough, don’t you think? Remember all kids count.

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his week, I’m happy to answer another question from a reader like you who is learning to supercoupon: Q: “In reading your column, I’ve not seen how to organize my coupons. In one of your early columns, you suggested keeping the entire booklet of coupons together. So I do. But then when I’m shopping I don’t know what I have. If we don’t clip the coupons out and categorize them, how do we know what we have on hand?” A: Thankfully, using coupons is easier than it’s ever been. Much of that is due to the method that I use, which I call a “clipless” system because you clip less! I only cut the coupons I need for each week’s trip. All of the other coupons stay in the insert, where they are easy to find when I’m planning my next shopping trip. In the past, in order to match coupons to sales, people would cut absolutely every coupon they received in their newspaper inserts and carry them all around, usually in a big binder or box. This method, though, is the reason many people give up on using coupons. It’s incredibly time-consuming and tedious. Most of us want to save money without investing hours in cutting and sorting little pieces of paper each week. Here’s how I organize and use my coupons. When my coupons arrive in the newspaper each week, I take all of the inserts and write the date on the front. Then, I store them in an expandable file. These are inexpensive and can be found at any department or office-supply store. I use one pocket for each month and a typical accordion file can hold six months’ worth of coupons or more. When I’m ready to plan my shopping trips and cut the coupons I’ll need, I head to the Internet. There are many coupon Web sites that help you match coupons to sales. On my Web site,, I’ve got a free coupon lookup utility that’s very easy to use! You type either the name of the product you’d like to find coupons for

(such as “Kellogg’s”) or a general category of product (“dog food,” for example) and the coupon lookup returns a list of all of the coupons currently in your inserts along with the values, purchase requirements and expiration dates. This database also delivers information about exactly where to find your coupon. When your inserts arrive, perhaps you’ve noticed each one has By Jill Cataldo a name at the top, such as Procter & Gamble or SmartSource. The database will tell you the name and date of the insert that contains the coupon you’re looking for. At that point, you simply pull that insert out of your file, cut the coupon you need and return the insert to the file for use another day. This is a quick, easy system to use. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can plan your shopping trips with it. On an average trip, you might use 10 to 15 coupons. Wouldn’t you rather just cut those few rather than the 40 or more that arrive in the inserts each week? Using the “clipless” method, you’re only cutting what you need — and if you don’t need a coupon, you’re not spending time or energy cutting it out or carrying it around.

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Work of United Way crucial To the editor: Clinton & Essex Counties are great places to live and raise a family. I have said this for years and continue to believe it. Part of what makes this area such a great place to live is the people who choose to live in this area, be it job or other reasons. There is a great sense of community here and people genuinely care about each other. I have seen close up the various organizations that United Way supports. The Champlain Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, Family Promise of Clinton County, Inc., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, RSVP both of Clinton & Essex Counties, Literacy Volunteers, YMCA, and the Senior Citizens Council to name a few. Whether you know it or not, most all of us have been touched by one of the organizations that United Way supports. I never thought I would need the services of one of these organizations, but a few years back I reached out to the Alzheimer ’s Disease Assistance Center. I did so because I have a family member that is suffering from Alzheimer ’s, and I needed help understanding the progression of the disease and the decisions our family was going to be faced with as time progressed. They helped me and my family tremendously and I am grateful that they exist due in part because of your donations to the United Way. Now I know that the economy on a national level is unsettled and even here we are feeling the effects of the slowdown. However, as one person once told me, a crisis is never scheduled. No one schedules to be out of work or to get sick. A youth does not wait until times are good to get involved in drugs or to need help with homework. Our senior citizens would prefer not to need Meals on Wheels. At times like we are in now is when the services of a lot of the programs we support are needed most. As we look to cut back on some things, I hope that United Way is not one of them. In fact it is time to step up and increase your contribution or make that first one. To fully fund our agencies request, we need $700,000. This is money that stays in Clinton & Essex Counties, goes to Clinton & Essex Counties agencies, benefiting Clinton & Essex Counties residents. We need your contributions and we need you to encourage those around you to contribute as well. Please, help me in my march around the county and support our community by supporting United Way. For more information, please contact myself at 562-6515 or John Bernardi, at 563-0028, or visit the United Way website at or your contribution can be mailed to 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. If you have made your contribution, thank you! Rest assured your dollars will be wisely used to change lives right here in Clinton & Essex Counties. Phil Racine Plattsburgh

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Disheartened by theft of cash To the editor: I decided to go out on Halloween night, my honey had gone hunting for the weekend and I enjoy seeing all the costumes that people conjure up. So I went to one of our local establishments. I am a very honest person so i guess in a naive way I trust people. The evening was enjoyable until I got up to go and use the restroom. I had left $17 on the bar. I know the owners and foolishly thought my money would be safe until I returned. When I returned there was a women sitting in my chair. She was dressed up in a not so creative costume of a robe, a towel wrapped around her head and it looked like cold cream on her face. She saw me and immediately left and disappeared. I sat down and noticed my money was gone. I questioned one of the owners and she did not seem to care that someone stole my money, right in front of her as a matter of fact. Needless to say I will no longer patronize that establishment again as they dont seem to care about dishonesty from their customers, or defending their honest patrons. What is this world coming to. What is wrong with people. I dont understand. I am becoming very discouraged in our town and the world. I hope people remember what goes around comes around, eventually.

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I want to extend a thank you to the over 200 people who attended the Lakeside Preschool Fundraising Barn Dance at Black Kettle Farm on Oct. 3. Lakeside Preschool is a playbased, not-for-profit part-time preschool located at the Black Kettle Farm in Essex offering a morning program for children ages 3-6 and a weekly parent/tot playgroup. The fundraising Barn Dance is held each fall and spring and was again a huge success. A major social event of the season, this fall’s barn dance included a chili dinner, children’s activities, and a very boisterous and enthusiastic dance with caller Jeremy Clifford. Lakeside Preschool would like to thank everyone who came and supported the preschool. We hope to see you all again in June!


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Obituaries Marion E. (Gibson) Williams Oct. 25, 2009 ELIZABETHTOWN — Marion E. (Gibson) Williams entered into eternal life surrounded by her family at Glens Falls Hospital Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. At 80 years old, Marion's passions were still her family and friends. Although she was born in Chicago, she spent her childhood and the majority of her adult life in the Elizabethtown-Lewis area of the Adirondacks that she called home. Marion graduated from Elizabethtown High School, Canale School of Beauty in Glens Falls and attended BOCES for nursing. While her children were growing up, she worked at the Elizabethtown Hospital and the Horace Nye Home as a nurse's aide. She was known to show up frequently on her day off to visit with her nursing home friends (patients). She always carried at least one brag book of recent pictures of her growing family. Her home and arms were always open to others. Marion is survived by her sister, Barbara Cornwright of Saratoga Springs; her sons, Brian, Darin and his wife Sheri, Eric and his wife Laurie, all of Glens Falls; her daughter, Angela W. White and her husband Dean of Hudson Falls: her daughter, Donna W. Dowd and her husband Edward of Ridgewood, N.J.; nine grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and three great-grandchildren. Marion's mother, Josephine Gibson; her brother, Robert; and her husband of over 50 years, Raymond, died earlier. Calling hours were held Friday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Marvin's Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Funeral services was Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Church in Elizabethtown, N.Y. Burial followed in Lewis Cemetery, Lewis. A reception followed at the Lewis Fish and Game Club. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's Church in Elizabethtown, N.Y., or the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, 75 Schuyler St., Fort Edward, NY 12828. For online condolences please visit

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LEWIS – Vennia passed away peacefully at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, October 27, 2009 at the age of 96. She was born April 15, 1913 in Elizabethtown, the daughter of Bessie Jenners and Orrin Richards. She was raised by her father and beloved stepmother, Mary Rumney Richards. She attended Pine Grove School and Elizabethtown High School. She married Thomas E. Cassavaugh on October 28, 1930 with whom she bore four children. She worked at the Windsor Hotel, the old Community House and was a matron at Essex County Jail. While raising a family in Stowersville she ran a boarding house for Tom’s logging business employees and bred and raised boxer dogs. In 1952 she and Tom ventured to Florida where they both groomed and trained standardbred horses, returning to Saratoga, NY during racing season. There she worked as a groom, CNA and did private duty at Saratoga Hospital while Tom was a NYSHA judge. Vennia was an expert caregiver for her husband when he was stricken by cancer as well as caring for a special foster granddaughter, Dale Potter, for twenty-seven years. Retirement was spent on the Hyde Road in Lewis and the past ten years with family and at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Wadhams and a 52 year member of the Lewis American Legion Auxiliary. Vennia loved children, animals, gardening, cooking and especially sharing whatever she had with others. She was a loving, caring, generous and was dedicated to all her endeavors, never selfish, demanding or imposing, always a lady and contented with life. Her kindness and consideration, along with her friendly, beautiful smile and big heart will remain a part of the lives of her two daughters, Myrna and husband, Floyd LaBombard of Lewis and Brenda Butcher of DeLeon Springs, Florida, 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years and two sons, Thomas and Hubert, brother, Gordon Richards, and two stepbrothers, Alvin and Lee Rumney. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Iola Collinson and Patricia Cline, and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Lewis Cemetery.

WESTPORT — Doris G. MacDonough, 86, of Main Street, Westport, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Westport, Feb. 23, 1923, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Lasher) Giroux. On July 28, 1945, she married William F. MacDonough of Port Henry. He died Jan. 23, 1988. Doris graduated from Westport Central School and Plattsburgh State University. She taught at Schoharie, Essex and Westport Central Schools, retiring in 1983. She was a communicant of St. Philip Neri Church; a former member of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary; a member of RSVP, through which she did volunteer work at Elizabethtown Community Hospital for many years; and was a member of the New York Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include two sons, Wallace and Barbara MacDonough of East Hartford, Conn., and William and Lynn MacDonough of Underhill Center, Vt.; a daughter, Doreen and Bernard Trumbull of AuSable Forks, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, Dawn and Stanley Wreford of Telford, Pa., Sean MacDonough of Windsor Locks, Conn., William MacDonough of Essex Junction, Vt., Lori MacDonough of Jericho, Vt., Rebecca and Keith Haessig of Milton, Vt., Ryan and Amy MacDonough of Middletown, Conn., Meghan MacDonough of Underhill Center, Vt., Lance and Lisa Decker of South Glens Falls, N.Y., Catherine and Scott Sample of Mooers, N.Y., Ryan Trumbull of AuSable Forks, N.Y., Jason MacDonough of Johnson, Vt., and Donna MacDonough of Jeffersonville, Vt.; 12 great-grandchildren, Tony Pucino, Aaron and Cody Decker, Samantha Wilk, Alexis, Avery and Aiden Sample, Cyrus MacDonough, Tristan Legrand, Ty and Keira Haessig, Olivia MacDonough and one on the way. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Kathy Anne, in 1950; and a son, David Paul, in 1983. Calling hours were held Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Doris's home, 6568 Main St., Westport. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church in Westport with the Rev. Peter R. Riani, parish pastor, celebrating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Philip Neri Church, Westport Emergency Squad, or Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Doris MacDonough, please visit

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Willsboro thespians step up to the plate with “Damn Yankees” By Matt Bosley WILLSBORO — The World Series may be over, but baseball fever continues as 25 students in grades 6-12 will perform as part of Willsboro Drama Club’s production of “Damn Yankees.” “Last year we did ‘Carousel,’ which was a very dramatic, dark kind of show,” said the show’s director, Derrick Hopkins, “so this year we wanted to do something very cartoony and fun.” Set in the 1950s, “Damn Yankees” tells the story of Joe Boyd, a frustrated, middleaged baseball fan who risks selling his soul to the Devil in order to become Joe Hardy, the talented young slugger his team needs to advance in the playoffs. In the process, he gives up his own identity as a devoted husband. When Joe has second thoughts about leaving his old life behind, along with his wife, the Devil, disguised as a slick salesman named Mr. Applegate, sets a series of ploys in place to prevent Joe from turning back on their bargain. Hilarity ensues as Joe must ultimately decide on the things that really matter to him. “You can just sit back and enjoy the fun characters,” said Hopkins, “and you get 25 students in grades 6-12 make up the Willsboro Drama Club cast of “Damn Yankees.” Performances of the musical are scheduled for Nov. 12-15. Photo by Matt Bosley it; it’s easy.” The show features a couple well known songs, such as In addition to Willsboro students, the cast also features “We really tried to step it up this year in terms of sets, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets" and “A Man Doesn’t two students from AuSable Valley Central School and two lighting, choreography, music; everything,” said Hopkins. Know.” Performances are scheduled for Nov. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. “It’s a very eclectic set of music,” said Hopkins. “[The from Keene Central School. With growing patronage from previous productions, the and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is $10. For more informawriters] wanted to showcase different styles of music to appeal to the wide variety of people who were attending mu- Drama Club was able to invest more resources. “Damn Yan- tion, or to reserve a ticket, call 963-4456 ext. 400, or send an kees” will feature some special effects using pyrotechnics, a e-mail to sicals.” fog machine, and upgraded lighting.







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Smith named Auxilian of the Year WESTPORT — Phyllis Smith of Westport has been named Auxilian of the Year at Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga. She was selected by the Moses-Ludington Hospital Auxiliary at its annual meeting. Smith joined the volunteer staff in the nursing home in November 2001 and later became one of the top sales people in the hospital gift shop. She has volunteered more than 100 hours to date and continues to work on many special projects. “We are all proud to have Phyllis as our Auxilian of the Year. She is a valued, dedicated volunteer,” stated Carol Johnson. MLH community development director. At the annual meeting the auxiliary elected officers — President Mildred Wood, Treasurer Colleen McCarthy and Secretary Blanche Fosco.

Operation Christmas Card active locally LEWIS — A Lewis resident is offering to implement a program designed to thank United States servicemen and women serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. To participate, sign a card and place it in an envelope, possibly including a donation, a family photo, or a meaningful gift. Envelopes need no postage or address. Gather cards and deliver them to Gail Anderson, 9111 Rt 9, Lewis, who will forward them to a central location in Oklahoma for distribution to troops via Blue Star Moms of America. The deadline for the project is Nov. 18. For more information, contact Anderson at 873-6833.

Flu clinic scheduled for Nov. 10 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Public Health Department will be offering a seasonal flu clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 3-7 p.m. at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School on Court Street. There are 500 doses available. This vaccine is being offered at no charge. It is available for anyone 6 months of age and older and recommended for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or spreading influenza to others. Please dress in short sleeves or a shirt that allows for easy access to your upper arm. H1N1 flu vaccine will not be available at this clinic. Pneumonia vaccine will not be available at this clinic.

Phyllis Smith, right, of Westport has been named Auxilian of the Year at Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga. Presenting her with flowers is Carol Johnson, hospital community development director.

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Patriots race past Saranac By Matt Bosley CLINTONVILLE — The Patriots kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over Saranac in the Section VII Class B girls soccer quarterfinals Nov. 2. Sidney Flint’s goal midway through the second half proved to be the gamewinner in a highly defensive and tightly contested match. “I think it gives our team confidence heading into Wednesday,” said Patriots head coach Keith Raines, noting how flu symptoms had kept many players out of practice in the week leading up to the game. The Patriots outshot Saranac 4-2 in the first half as both teams struggled to develop scoring opportunities. Shiloh Bourgeois and Michelle Taylor helped lead an ironclad defensive effort for AuSable Valley. “They did a great job containing their two forwards,” said Raines. Saranac battled the Patriots in the middle of the field, getting solid efforts from Molly and Jackie Bowen. “They had a couple of good chances in the first half, but so did we,” said Raines. “The second half, I think we controlled play a little bit better, and we capitalized on our chances.” AuSable Valley finally broke through near the 19-minute mark when Johanna Recny sent a pass to the front of the goal box for Flint. Chiefs goalie Kaitlyn Wood came out for the save and collided with Flint, who was able to push the


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Arguments heard for Lewis Farm legal fees By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Representatives for the Adirondack Park Agency and a local organic farm now await a judge’s decision regarding a potentially hefty sum of money. Lewis Family Farm, a 1,200acre organic farm near Whallonsburg owned by Salim B. “Sandy” Lewis and his wife, Barbara, is seeking roughly $208,000 to pay for legal fees in a dispute that twice rejected an agency claim to jurisdiction over three houses built there. On Oct. 29, Judge Richard B. Meyer heard oral arguments from John Privitera, attorney for Lewis Family Farm, and from Assistant Attorney General Loretta Simon, representing the Adirondack Park Agency. In March 2008, the agency had fined Lewis Family Farm $50,000 for failing to obtain APA permits for three modular homes built for employees of the farm, which is on land classified as resource management. A mid-level appeals court ruled unanimously against the APA in July after Meyer had decided in favor of the farm in November 2008. The state declined any further appeals. Now, it must demonstrate it was “substantially justified” in order to avoid paying the farm’s legal fees. Privitera said the agency should be made to pay because it made a blatant error in inter-

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SARANAC LAKE – The Regional Workforce Investment Board will meet in conjunction with the North Country Workforce Partnership at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13th, in the Large Conference Room of the Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake. The board will hear presentations from Dr. Carol Brown, President of North Country Community College, Cathy Snow, Program Manager of CV-Tec Literacy, GED, and Training Programs and Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce. Please call 561-4295 ext. 3071 for agenda information. The meeting is open to the public.

WESTPORT — The Essex County Veterans Cemetery Committee will be holding an observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11th., 11 a.m. at the Essex County Veterans Cemetery, which is located one mile west of the hamlet of Wadhams on the north side of county Route 8 As part of the service, the committee will be conducting a belated military honors burial service for Korean War combat veteran Robert B. O'Donnell. O'Donnell was a past commander of the Keeseville VFW post and resided most of his life in the hamlet of New Russia. In the case of rain, snow or subfreezing temperatures, the event will be cancelled.

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St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Pastor Father Philip T. Allen, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass.


United Methodist Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce.


St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email:


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

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-5432. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Kelly Green, Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. - child care available; Sun. Evening Service 6 p.m. held at the church; Tues. evening prayer 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 6 p.m. Website: Front Street Fellowship 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email:

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

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Federated Church Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. including Children’s Church, followed by Bible Study 10:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 13). Choir rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible/Book study in the parsonage Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group beginning this Fall. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. Westport Bible Church 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Early Worship and Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Break 10:30 a.m.; Second Worship Service 11 a.m.; Olympian Club (Grades 1-6) 5:30 p.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.; Thursday Men’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Teen Club 6 p.m. Email: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Fred Provoncha. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email:


Congregational United Church of Christ 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Jan Jorgensen, church: 518-963-4048, home: (514) 721-8420. United Methodist Church Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session)


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Send events at least two weeks by: • e-mail to • fax to 1-518-561-1198 • snail-mail in care of “Regional Calendar” to 24 Margaret St., Suite 1, Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901 ...or submit them on-line at! Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7 WESTPORT — Class of 2010 play “The Champion of Paribanou,” Westport Central School, 25 Sisco St., 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7 AUSABLE FORKS — Christmas Bazaar, St. James Episcopal Church, Main Street, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bake sale and Christmas items for sale. SARANAC LAKE — Give the Spirit, First Presbyterian Church, 57 Church St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. WILLSBORO — Rock Talk and Walk, hike up Rattlesnake Mountain, Pok-OMacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 963-7967. Register PLATTSBURGH — Pet pamperingfundraiser, Canine Adventures, 6140 State Route 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Champlain Valley Search and Rescue to help pay for rescue dog Oakland’s multiple surgeries. 562-0552. SARANAC LAKE — Bake sale to benefit Way of the Master Membership Drive, Kinney Drugs, 277 Broadway, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ROUSES POINT — 13th annual St. Patrick’s Christmas Craft Show, church hall, 9 Liberty St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WEST PLATTSBURGH — Benefit for Renee Arnold, American Legion Post 1619, 219 Rand Hill Road, 12 p.m. Event to include $1 menu, raffles, auctions, games and entertainment. LAKE PLACID — “Sleepy Hollow,” Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 2-3:30 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Harvest Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 12-4 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — German supper, St. Luke’s Parish Hall, corner of Main and Church streets, 5-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Clarinet concert, Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 5 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Arms and Legs Auction, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., 6-9 p.m. 5631604. MORRISONVILLE — Square dancing, North Country Squares Building, Clinton

County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairground Lane, 7 p.m. 561-5801. PLATTSBURGH — “Tartuffe,” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. WHALLONSBURG — Champlain Valley Film Society movie “Food, Inc.,” Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 8 p.m. P L AT T S B U R G H — S h a m e l e s s Strangers perform, Woodstock II, 89 Margaret St., 10 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 8 ROUSES POINT — 13th annual St. Patrick’s Christmas Craft Show, church hall, 9 Liberty St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Wing Wars II fundraiser for North Country Life Flight, Romano’s Restaurant, 11 Bloomingdale Ave. 12-4 p.m. 891-6853. UPPER JAY — Artist reception for Jeri Wright Photography Exhibit, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 2-4 p.m. 946-2644. PLATTSBURGH — “Tartuffe,” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 9 CHAZY — 2009 Fall Concert, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Road, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Lake Clear Post Office, 6373 Route 30, 11-11:45 a.m.; park across from Corner Cafe, Gabriels, 12:45-1:15 p.m.; across from town hall, Bloomingdale, 1:30-2 p.m.; Vermontville Post Office, 6 Cold Brooke Road, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Church of the Assumption, 78 Clinton St., Redford, 3:30-4 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Rouses Point Playgroup, Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 314-1191. For children ages 0-6. BLOOMINGDALE — Save Energy, Save Dollars, Overlook Senior Housing, Main Street, 10 a.m. PLATTSBURGH — Storytime for preschoolers, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 10:30-11 a.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown

Thrift Shop, Deer's Head Inn, Court Street, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Library board meeting, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) PLATTSBURGH — Veterans Day ceremony, American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Road, 11 a.m. WESTPORT — Veterans’ Day ceremony, Essex County Veterans Cemetery, County Route 8, 11 a.m. 873-2138. DANNEMORA — Story hour, Dannemora Free Library, 1168 Cook St., 11:15 a.m. Ages 3 and older. PLATTSBURGH — Storytime, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 6:30-7:15 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Chess club, Lake Flour Bakery, 14 River St., 7 p.m. Open to all, experienced players preferred. PLATTSBURGH — Completely Stranded Improv Comedy Troupe, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12 -Saturday, Nov. 14 WILLSBORO — Willsboro Drama Club performance of “Damn Yankees,” Willsboro Central School, 12 Farrell Lane, 7:30 p.m. 963-4456.

Thursday, Nov. 12 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Beekmantown Senior Housing, 80 O’Neil Road, 1:30-2 p.m.; 39 Hobbs Road, Plattsburgh, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Champlain Park, end of Oswego Lane, 3:15-4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Children’s story hour, Lake Placid Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. SARANAC LAKE — Children’s story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Thrift Shop, Deer's Head Inn, Court Street, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Visit PLATTSBURGH — Taste of the North Country, SUNY Plattsburgh Field House, 167 Rugar St., 5 p.m.

ROUSES POINT — Scrapbook Class, Gaines Marina, 141 Lake St., 6:30-9 p.m. 206-4078 or

Friday, Nov. 13 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., Rouses Point, 12:30-1 p.m.; Northern Senior Housing, corner of Route 9 and Route 11, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Champlain Headstart, Three Steeples Church, Route 11, 1:502:20 p.m.; Twin Oaks Senior Housing, Altona, 3:10-3:40 p.m.; D & D Grocery, Sciota, 3:50-4:30 p.m. WILLSBORO — Thanksgiving from the Hearth, 1812 Homestead, 4403 NYS Route 22, 1 p.m. 963-4071. PLATTSBURGH — Family swim night, CVPH Wellness Center, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. MORRISONVILLE — English country dance, Clinton County Fairgrounds, North Country Squares Building, 74 Fairgrounds Road. Beginners, 7 p.m.. Dance, 7:30-9 p.m. 563-1834. LAKE PLACID — “Sunshine Cleaning,” Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 7:30-9 p.m. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Film Society screening of “Speedy,” Palace Theater, 2430 Main St., 7:30 p.m.523-3456. PLATTSBURGH — Winter Jazz Concert, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. PERU — Beartracks performance, Peru Community Church Fellowship, 13 Elm St., 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14 CHAZY — Story time, Chazy Public Library, 9633 Route 9, 10-11 a.m. 846-7676. LAKE PLACID — Harvest Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 12-4 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Book signing by “A Year in the Country” author Samantha Rigsby, Cornerstone Bookshop, 110 Margaret St., 1-3 p.m. ELLENBURG CENTER — Spaghetti dinner hosted by Mt. Hermon Chapter 653 Order of Eastern Star, 11 Brandy Road, 47 p.m.

PLATTSBURGH — Second Saturday Cinema, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Center, 4 Palmer St., 6 p.m. or 561-6920 for title. ROUSES POINT — Annual turkey raffle, American Legion Post 912, 29 Pratt St., 7 p.m. KEENE VALLEY — One-woman show “Belle of Amherst,” Keene Central School, 33 Market St., 7 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — Northern Lights Square Dance Club dance, Northeastern Clinton Central Middle School cafeteria, 103 State Route 276, 7:30-10 p.m. Caller Bob LaBounty. 298-4599. MOOERS — Annual Turkey Night, St. Joseph’s Church, 73 Maple St., 7:30 p.m. 236-5308. LAKE PLACID — Soul Steps, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., 8-9:30 p.m. P L AT T S B U R G H — S h a m e l e s s Strangers, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., Margaret St., 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 15 WILLSBORO — Thanksgiving from the Hearth, 1812 Homestead, 4403 State Route 22, 1 p.m. Reservations required. 963-7816. WILLSBORO — Willsboro Drama Club performance of “Damn Yankees,” Willsboro Central School, 12 Farrell Lane, 2 p.m. 963-4456. CHAZY — Benefit concert for Chazy Public Library with After Five Brass Group and Adrian Carr, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Rd. 3 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — The Nutcracker performance, NCCS Auditorium, 103 Route 276, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17 ROUSES POINT — Rouses Point Playgroup, Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 314-1191. For children ages 0-6. PLATTSBURGH — Storytime for preschoolers, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 10:30-11 a.m. UPPER JAY — Writer’s Collective meeting, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 7 p.m. All writing genres welcome. 946-2644.

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SATURDAY November 7, 2009


When an accident is not an accident


Deer hunters awaiting first tracking snow


ool weather and strong winds have recently combined to help defoliate much of the local hardwood forests. Without the camouflage offered by the typical thick, leafy cover, whitetail deer are much easier to spot. However, whitetails will still travel primarily through the thick conifers or corridors of beech whips, which retain their leaves much longer than mature beech. Whitetails can blend into the beech whips and become essentially invisible. It’s no wonder whitetails are referred to as the 'Ghost of the Woods.' The rut has already begun in the Northern Adirondacks and bucks are already in the process of seeking does. Scrapes and rubs are becoming more apparent. While looking for love in all the wrong places, bucks will lose much of their natural wariness and a great deal of weight over the new few weeks. It is the time to be in the woods as a combination of open woods and less wary, wandering bucks will certainly benefit the hunters. Throw a few inches of fresh tracking snow into the equation and it’ll be a whitetail hunter ’s nirvana.

Coyotes on the prowl? Know as a trickster, sneak, brush wolf or coydog, coyotes are again in the news. According to news reports, last week a pair of coyotes attacked and killed Taylor Mitchell, a young, Toronto singer and songwriter as she hiked alone along the popular Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, in northeastern Canada. Experts expressed shock over the incident, which most claim was completely out of character for a species renowned for its shy, elusive manner. Although there have been reports over the years of coyotes attacking pets and livestock, and even a small child, it is extremely rare for them to attack and kill an adult. “To me, this looks like two yearlings with very little hunting experience, very little experience with humans, probably very hungry, maybe a little bit desperate,” explained Dr. Simon Gadbois, an animal behavior specialist at Dalhousie University in Halifax “Coyotes are very discreet, very shy animals. They are also very curious.” If Mitchell ran from the coyotes or panicked, she may have triggered a predatory response in the animals. Gadbois revealed citing reports that indicate she had bite marks over her entire body. In the Adirondacks, it is quite common to hear coyote songs on still, dark nights. The sound of their yips, yaps and yowls still carry for miles on the evening air, just as they have since the 1920’s.

Yet, coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare. Despite a small number of attacks on people, most of these incidents have involved small children under 5 years of age. With over 3 million children bitten by dogs every year, the likelihood of a child getting bitten by the family pet is a million times more likely than by a coyote. Coyotes exist on a diet that includes rabbits, birds, mice, chipmunks, grasshoppers or other small animals they can overpower. They also eat a lot of berries, which in late summer can constitute about half of their diet. While many sportsmen believe that coyotes have decimated the Adirondack deer herd, the vast majority of their deer take consists of fawns. Although coyotes can easily take down adult deer. “They’re about twice the size of the western variety, weighing around 40 pounds,” according to Gary Foster, a wildlife biologist at DEC Region 5. “They may not kill a lot of deer that way, but they can stress the herd and run them out of the area. We don’t see a lot of the damage coyotes do during the season.” But, DEC readily acknowledges the impact that coyotes can have. According to Foster, “They’re extremely wary creatures. It takes a good trapper to take coyotes consistently.” Hunting regulations for coyote have been loosened in recent years as trapping has not proven to be the most effective method of controlling the coyote population. “We had a number of attacks on pets this past spring and summer. Coyotes are very adaptive creatures. We had some real problems with them this year in Saratoga and Fulton County and in the western park of the state.” “Rabbit hunters have reported losing beagles to coyotes and domestic dogs have been attacked as well. We try to reduce their numbers by hunting,” explained Foster, “which is why we have such a long season. It goes from Oct. 1 until March 28.” Indeed, the rather relaxed hunting regulations for coyotes permit night hunting, with the aid of lights or lightgathering scopes. Furthermore, hunters are permitted to use electronic calls and even mechanical decoys while hunting coyote. Regulations even permit dogs to be used in the pursuit of coyotes. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at


e are only a few weeks into the fall hunting season and already we’ve seen two careless acts by hunters — one in Vermont and another in New York. The first took place Oct. 22 when a man mistook another for a deer and fired at him with his Connecticut Valley Arms muzzleloader. The bullet tore through the man’s abdomen and, at last report, he was listed in critical condition. The second took place Oct. 25 and involved a turkey hunter in Vermont who mistook a man sitting in a camouflage chair for a Tom, shooting him in the head and torso. His condition, too, is critical. Having been shot myself in the throat during a deer drive in 1993 by a man who mistook me for a deer, I speak from experience when I say, please, please identify your target. There is a certain amount of risk associated with hunting. Uncertain things can and do happen — like a man firing at a deer and hitting a target beyond he never knew was there. But, mistaking a human being for a game animal or bird is unconscionable. You cannot take back the bullet after you pull the trigger. I know — I live with the repercussions every day of my life, as does the man who made that near deadly decision 16 years ago. So, please think before you act. Here is the information regarding the two shootings: In New York: On Oct. 22 at approximately 7:41 a.m., State Police in Canton were called with a report of a hunting accident off Dayton Road in the town of Potsdam. Investigation revealed Ricky A. Brunelle, 43, Ellenburg Depot, was hunting on property he leases off South Canton Road in the town of Potsdam. Brunelle and his hunting partner split up and began hunting at approximately 7 Ricky A. Brunelle a.m. Brunelle stated he later observed what he thought was a deer and fired one shot from his Connecticut Valley Arms, .50 caliber muzzleloader rifle. He heard someone shout from the direction he had fired and he found Bernard H. Sharlow, 39, Norwood, had been struck in the abdomen by the shot he had fired. Sharlow was accompanied by another hunter. The hunters carried Sharlow to the road and he was transported to Canton/Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam by EMS. The New York State Police Troop B Forensic Identification Unit responded to assist with processing the scene. St Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duve was advised. Brunelle was charged with second-degree assault and arraigned in the Town of Potsdam Court before Town Justice Sam Charleson. He was released under the supervision of the St. Lawrence County Probation Department. Further investigation into the incident is ongoing. In Vermont: On Oct. 25, at approximately 8:18 a.m., State Police and State Game Wardens responded to Sand Hill Road in Bradford to a 911 call that a turkey hunter had been shot. Upon arrival, troopers, game wardens and Upper Valley rescue found the victim, Ryan Terrill, 22, Bradford, suffering from gunshot wounds due to shotgun bird shot. Terrill was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries. The shooter was found to be Richard Sylvester, 49, Topsham. Initial investigation showed the scene was a cornfield bordered by a wood line located off Sand Hill Road. Terrill was sitting in a camouflage chair just inside the wood line. He was wearing full camouflage clothing. Sylvester was walking from the roadway along the edge of the wood line when he shot at what he thought was a turkey, striking Terrill. They were not hunting together. Terrill was struck on his left side torso and head region. Sylvester attempted to render aid to Terrill; he then left to a nearby residence to call 911. He then returned to the scene. State game wardens are reconstructing the scene. There will be a joint investigation with the wardens and State Police detectives. The case will be reviewed with the Orange County state’s attorney upon completion.

Friday, Oct. 30 proved to be a lucky day for David Smith, and his son-in-law Hugh Goff, who each filled their 2009 buck tag. Smith connected on a gorgeous 10-pointer, while Goff connected on a nice six-pointer. A third member of the crew, Jeff Cross shot a five-pointer Nov. 1. Pictured above are, left to right, Eugene Smith, David Smith, Ben Goff standing with his father Hugh’s deer and Jeff Cross.

John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. To comment on this article or other issues of interest to sportsmen, check out Gereau’s Blog at


Quilters guild meets Nov. 10 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Quilters Guild will meet in the conference room of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call 873-2652.

Westport students to peform senior play WESTPORT — The Westport Central School class of 2010 is pleased to present “The Champion of Paribanou” Nov. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bulles Auditorium. This play, written by Alan Aychkbourn for both children and adults, takes place in a mysterious Arabian kingdom and features sword fighting, exotic song and dance, feats of magic, and memorable characters in a classic clash between good and evil. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for students, and $20 for families.

Westport School Board meets Nov. 12 WESTPORT — The Westport Central School Board of Education will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Agenda items will include asset disposal requests, request for donation of bus mileage from the Westport Youth Commission, and any other business that may come before the board. All Board of Education meetings are open to the public.

Fundraiser for Oakland this Saturday

Thanksgiving from the Hearth upcoming

PLATTSBURGH — Canine Adventures, 6140 State Route 22, will hold a fundraiser for the Keeseville-based Champlain Valley Search and Rescue K9 Unit Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held to raise money for Oakland, a K9 unit dog that was severely injured in a training exercise and now undergoing extensive surgeries to repair the damage. The fundraiser will consist of pet baths, manicures and pedicures. All proceeds will benefit Oakland. Several K9 unit members and their dogs will be in attendance. For more information, call 562-0552 or visit

WILLSBORO — The 1812 Homestead on Route 22 will host Thanksgiving from the Hearth Nov. 15, starting at 1 p.m. The annual Thanksgiving-style dinner features a traditional feast with turkey, ham, dressing, vegetables, homemade bread, and dessert. The cost is $20 per person for an all-you-can-eat meal. Reservations are required by calling 963-7816.

Seat open on Westport School Board open

PERU — Peru Girl Scouts are holding a mother-daughter holiday cardmaking event at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, 710 State Route 22B, Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2-4 p.m. The event is open to all girls in the Peru area in grades 25, with a cost of $12 per team. Each team will make five different holiday cards. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged by Monday, Nov. 9, by calling Melissa Wiggins at 563-6968.

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District is seeking a candidate to fill the reamainder of one five-year term vacancy on the Board of Education, which will expireJune 30, 2011. The seat is vacant due to the resignation of Kathleen Carter-Martinez. Petitions are available in the District Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 23. Petitions must be returned no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 23. The Board of Education election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 22 from noon through 9 p.m. in the lobby outside the Bulles Auditorium. For further information, contact Jana Atwell, district clerk, at 962-8244.

Part-time Peer Specialist/Driver Provides support and transportation to individuals who receive services from MHA. Based in Westport. Ability to work days as well as some evenings and holidays is necessary. Starting salary for this position is $7.50 hr. HS Diploma or equivalent required. Full-time positions offer benefits and time-off. Personal knowledge of the mental health system as a consumer is an asset. One year of work experience may be substituted for one year as a consumer, survivor, or ex-patient of the mental health system. Understanding of, and commitment to the empowerment of people is a prerequisite. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Submit resume, cover letter, and names of three professional references to: Valerie Ainsworth, Executive Director, MHA in Essex Co., Inc., 6096 NYS RTE 9N, Westport, NY 12993. E.O.E. 47961

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Valley News Program Manager Full-time, salaried position based in Saranac Lake. The Arc seeks a positive, caring & responsible person to join our leadership team. The successful candidate will be a high school graduate, interested in working for people with developmental disabilities, possess supervisory experience, strong communication skills, an ability to coordinate staff training and scheduling, and manage fiscal operations. Salary commensurate with experience (entry level $592.92/wk.). The Arc offers an excellent benefits package; including medical/ dental/life insurance and retirement and encourages staff development through paid training, conferences, and college courses. Apply in confidence to:

Ms. Ann Charette AED Residential Services The Adirondack Arc, 91 Fay Brook Drive, Suite 2 P.O. Box 279, Lake Clear, New York 12945-0249 EOE 58584

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Program Director The Adirondack Arc Children’s Corner, 12 Mohawk Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 EOE


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HELP WANTED/LOCAL ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS CENTRAL SCHOOL is seeking long term Substitute for Elementary Special Education Teacher, certified in Elementary Special Education to start immediately. Interested persons submit a letter, resume, and credentials to: Gail S. Else, Supt., Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, PO Box 158, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Deadline 11/13/09 EOE.

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THE CHAMPLAIN Valley Educational Services Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington Board of Cooperative Educational Services Announces A Vacancy For the Position Of: Tobacco Training Specialist Full Time-12 Month Position Qualifications: NYS Teacher Certification (Health Education Preferred) Valid NYS Drivers License Salary: Per Contract Location: Instructional Services Center/Plattsburgh Salary: Per Contract Effective Date: 12-10-2009 Applications By: 11-13-09 Send Application (obtained from Personnel Office or from Website:, Certification, Resume, Letter Of Intent, and 3 letters of Recommendations to: Rachel M. Rissetto Champlain Valley Educational Services PO Box 455 Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0455 518-561-0100 Ext. 216 THE CLINTON, Essex, Warren, Washington BOCES Is Currently Accepting Applications For The Following Anticipated Part-Time Position: Teaching Assistant Part-Time 50% 10 Months Qualifications: NYS Teaching Assistant Certification Location: Mineville Applications By: 11/20/09 Salary: Per Contract Start: 12-10-09 Interested Candidates Should Forward: Application (obtained from Personnel Office or From Website:, Letter Of Intent, Resume, Certification, And 3 Letters of Recommendation to: Rachel Rissetto CVES PO Box 455 Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0455 (518) 561-0100 Ext. 216 BOCES Is An EO/AAE

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1/2 price insulation, 4x8 sheets, high R, up to 4” thick, Blue Dow, 1/2” insul board. 518-5973876 or Cell 518-812-4815

GO-CART with snowmobile engine, runs good, with roll cage, $300 OBO. 518-5467434

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COMPUTER $80. Plus FREE MONITOR, FREE MOUSE, FREE KEYBOARD. XP Home Edition. Works Great. (518) 891-4914

2 YEAR OLD 275 gallon fuel tank half full of kerosene. Asking $300.00. 518-561-1675

HUFFY 10 Speed Bicycle in good condition $15.00. (11 Monte Vista Drive, Warrensburg, N.Y.) (518) 623-2369

A LOVING Couple Promises Your Newborn A Beautiful Life of Unconditional Love, Security, and Endless Opportunities. Expenses Paid. Please Call Janet and Charlie (800)315-3398 ADOPT: WARM loving financially secure woman longs to adopt newborn. Promises lifetime of unconditional love, happiness and financial security. Expenses paid. Barbara 888-908-9078 PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292.

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES FUR COAT. 3/4 length, white, fake, plush long haired. Size M-L. Like new! $275 obo. Beautiful! 518-891-2975. LITTLE GIRLS’ holiday dresses...Like New. Red W/White reindeer - size 6. Red Velvet W/Plaid - size 4. $18 802 475-2417

GATEWAY PROFILE 2 computer, keyboard, mouse, Windows 98, 17” screen. $100. Call 802-388-2093. GEEKS-IN-Route & On-site Computer & Computer Networking Services by A+ & Microsoft or CISCO Certified Technicians. If We Can’ t Fix It, It’ s Free! MC/DIS/AMEX/VISA. 1-866-661-GEEK (4335)

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GE TOP loading washing machine and Kenmore Dryer in good condition. $175 for both. Call 518 962-8373 MAGIC CHEF refrigerator, 17 cubic feet. good conditon, clean $150. Call 802-8245073. WILSON ANTIQUE kitchen wood cook stove six burners, really good condition, no legs $450 O.B.O. 518-494-3451

BUSINESS SERVICES DEPENDABLE, THOROUGH housekeeper available to do your dirty work, even windows! Reasonable Rates, Honest and Hardworking Indoors or Out. (518) 873-2235

CHRISTMAS TREES COVELS TREE Farm & Nursery: Wholesale fresh cut Balsam brush. 50lb. bundles. Quality field grown. Call 518-643-7008/518643-8723.

COMPUTERS 1 COMPUTER for sale $45.00. No Friday nights or Saturday calls. 518-251-3653 COMPAQ PRESARIO Computer, windows, monitor, keyboard, & more. Good condition $100.00. 802-438-2525 evenings. Call us at 1-800-989-4237

70,000 BTU space heater, propane fired, great for camp or basement. $250.00 OBO. 518-494-2677 ANTIQUE PINE wash stand with spindle towel rails on both sides, one shelf on the bottom, excellent condition, $195, 518-5240276.

BOY SCOUT National Jamboree Fundraiser, new computer desk, must sell before Holidays. Asking $100.00. 518-623-4100

SONY 32” Trinitron Color TV, surround sound + picture in a picture $125.00. 518-623-3222

ALFALFA FED Beef cattle, ready to be butchered. Sold by the pound, half or whole. 518-962-4592

GE 14 cubic foot upright freezer. Like new. Used less than 1 year. New $500. Asking $250. 518-578-5925.

7’ ARTIFICIAL xmas tree with storage bag and skirt, $10.00. 518-643-8632

NINTENDO DS: WITH 2 GAMES, $75, Call 802-558-4860

OLDER BOYS Hunting Shoes like new 7 1/2D $35. 518-563-3845

CHEST TYPE Freezer, excellent condition $185. 518-546-7561

42 DVDS $70 for all. 518-494-5397

ASHTON-DRAKE Porcelain Doll Collection. Cute as a Button Set of 6 dolls. In excellent condition. Asking $495 518-566-8265


BROWN HOME Comfort, steel cover case, 22” wood. Good for camp or workshop. $300. 27” x 30” x 43”. 802-885-4920.

400 BOOKS 1/2 hardcovers, 1/2 paperbacks...some good titles $85 take all 518962-4574

32” SAMSUNG 1080i High-Definition tube TV (not LCD/Plasma), includes DVD recorder, rustic stand. $200 (518) 582-4030

NEW GUCCI Tote Beautiful, Brown $200 OBO. Call 518-240-6017


2000 LINEAR ft. of antique wainscoating. Excellant Condition. $498.00 Call 518-5468258

FREE HENS: 3 free hens, no longer laying, good for stewing. 802-885-1908.

FARM PRODUCTS 4000 CORN silage, 3000 hAYLAGE + HAY FOR sale. Large Round bales + small square bales. 518-962-2281

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FIREWOOD ACORN BOX wood stove. $200. 802-8868477. DRY FIREWOOD, mixed hardwood, split $70 per face cord, on site. Call 518-643-9759 SCHRADER WOODSTOVE. $580. Call 518637-5326. STOVE.........ANTIQUE Glenwood gas,wood, double oven stove in great condition. $400.00 obo. 802-459-2241

FOR SALE (3) PRE-hung, solid oak 6-panel doors 28” wide - $125.00 each/or all $350. Call 315323-7441. Saranac Lake.

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KERO/OIL Tank, 275 Gal., with legs, gauge, filter, used indoors, like new, $250.00. 518537-7390 MANUAL DUMP Box fits 8’ bed, call for details. Asking $200 OBO. 518-802-0830 or 518-236-4552 MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM NEW SCRAP booking and craft materials, retail $800.00, Asking $150.00. 518-6478260 NINE TRIPLE Track Storm & baked white enamel $20 OBO 54”x26”. 518-793-5938 PICTURE WINDOW - 8’ x 53’ w/2 side slideup. Great condition. $125 OBO. call (518) 561-2125 PORTABLE BASKETBALL hoop, $75. 3/4 lenght light brown Mink coat. Excellent condition. Size 8-10, $550. 518-563-8360. REMINGTON PORTABLE typewriter with case, like new $40.00. 518-543-6419 SEARS CHAINSAW 18”, good condition $60.00. 518-597-3939 SIERRA WOOD Stove, Airtight, brick lined $425.00 OBO (518) 891-5993 SMOKE MASTER electronic air purifier commercial size $200 O.B.O. ph# 518-585-2867 SNOWPLOW SNOWWAY quick mount, 6’ 8”, Polly blade, for light duty truck. Came Off 02 Toyota Tacoma, $2,200. 518-647-5639 STONEWARE LOON Pattern, service for 8, mugs, bowls etc., dishwasher & microwave safe, unused $50. 518-494-3182 STOP PAYING Too Much for TV! Get Dish w/FREE install plans, FREE HBO & Showtime & FREE DVR upgrade. Call FREE for full details! 877-479-3573 STORM/SCREEN doors Two Anderson/Emco 200, 36” left-hinged tripletrack, Bronze, $60 each (518) 644-9104 SWIMMING POOL, 27’ x 52”. Filter and pump. In Rutland, moving. 802-775-4570. VERMONT CASTING Intrepid woodstove, Blue enamel. Takes 12”-14” wood, $400. 518-837-5159 WEDGEWOOD DISHES lincheon set. 6 plates, 6 cups, 6 saucers, creamer/sugar. White with blue grape leaf trim. Old but like new. $290 obo. 518-891-2975. WOOD SHELVING 1”x7” or 1”x15”x32”. 80’ steel brackets + clips $30. 518-576-4592 WOOD STOVE insert or stand alone 23x17x22 $75. 518-623-3532

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FURNITURE 8 DRAW Solid wood dresser-mirror, two big for my room. Asking $300 OBO. 802-7734530 BLACK LEATHER Love seat, never used $250. 802-265-3383 FREE WOODEN Kitchen Table with Leaf, excellent condition. Call 518-597-3598 FULL SIZE bed 5 drawer dresser and nightstand, good condition, light oak $150.00. 518-852-6950 HANDMADE SOLID Oak TV cabinet, 61” tall, 30”w, doors bottom, shelf on top. Asking $150, like new. 518-597-3561 INLAID TABLE: Antique w/drawer, 5’ library style w/extenders. Very ornate leg unit. Great condition. $450 obo. 518-891-2975. LADDER BACK chairs, woven cane seats. Fruitwood finish. Excellent condition. (7) for $490 or $75 each. 802-282-1745. SOFA BED Queen size, Micro fiber, one year old, never used. Paid $725.00. Beige, sell for $300.00. Need the room. 518-532-9841

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AMMUNITION. 50 rounds, caliber 380. $20. 802-226-7820. REM.1100 12ga,Ithaca 37 12ga,H&R 20ga,Marlin.336RC 35rem., win.88 308 1957,call eve. for info. (518) 546-9757 REMINGTON 742 Cal. 30.6 $425.00. 518639-5353 or 518-796-5303


8YR OLD Quarterhorse Gelding sweetheart needs home fast english/western ridden call Sarah (518) 570-2999

JEWELRY 14CT GOLD Necklace,Diamond Letters (Christina) New Never Warn $200. 518-2602039



AMERICAN BULLDOG puppies, Registered, family raised, well socialized, parents on premises, Health guaranteed ready now, $800-up, cash only. 518-5973090.

IF A LOVED ONE UNDERWENT HEMODIALYSIS and received Chinese Heparin between July 1, 2007 and August 31,2008, and died after the use of Heparin, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.

FREE TO good home - 5 year old gray, male cat, used to being the only pet in a quiet home. Please call 518-251-2525 (days), 518-494-4144 (evenings)


LOST CAT, Jerico, gray/blue neutered male, 15-20 lbs, , last seen ,on Elk Inn Rd , Port Henry, reward, call 518-585-7766

LOCAL LEOPARD GECKO BREEDER. Different morphs, ages and prices. For more information or call 518-570-5495.

LOST JERICO, gray/blue neutered male, 1520 lbs, , last seen ,on Elk Inn Rd , Port Henry, reward, call 518-585-7766

POMERANIAN PUPS CKC reg $450. 1st shots, wormed, Parents exc. hikers/swimmers. (518) 418-9417 or 523-1979


PURE BRED German Shepard puppies, shots, dewormed. $125 518-483-0122

200 LP records. Country, big band, etc. $100 for all. 802-453-3882.


200 LTN Albums, assorted country ballads, Big Band Era, etc. $100 for all, 518-453-3882 CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums, $189 each. Others 4-sale 1-516-3777907 PIANO ROLAND Digital, hardly used, like new with bench $475. 518-494-2444

PERSONALS MATURE LADY from Long Island looking to make friends for card, conversations, meals & picnics. 518-643-8130 Peru area.

PETS & SUPPLIES $150.00 AKC Beagle puppies, 12 weeks, Branko blood line, Father is International field champion. Vet checked & shots. Call Amanda 518-293-8857 or 518-578-7324. AKC BEAUTIFUL Golden Retriever Puppies-Perfect Christmas Gift! Ready to go 12/15/09. $550.00 Deposit Required Now. Call Evenings Please 293-7761 (518) 2937761 DOG HOUSE for up to 17” Dog, sleeping box partitioned from entrance. Removable roof, fully insulated. $50. 518-492-7160 FREE 4 Kittens, 3 Gray Tiger, One Black, very friendly. 518-546-8622 Someone Cares! • No Charge • Strictly Confidential

Birthright Emergency Pregnancy Service Free Self Administered Pregnancy Test Available 66 Clinton St., Plattsburgh 563-4300 • 1-800-550-4900 Not A Medical Facility 29987

BODY BY Jake, Bun and Thigh Rocker exercise equipment. Originally $200 selling for $45. 518-891-9277 COMPETITOR WEIGHT gym machine with 150 lbs. of standard steel weights. $200. 518-834-5727 PROFESSIONAL QUALITY Body Building weight set work out bench & accessories. Call 518-361-2930 SEARS ELLIPTICAL machine $100 OBO. 518-532-9687

SPORTING GOODS ROSSIGNAL R60 snowboard with Mission bindings, mens size 9. Burton step in. $400/OBO. 802-775-0732. SKIS. VOLKL Vectris V31, length 177, M8.1 Marker bindings. Excellent cond. $175. Stony Creek. (518) 696-7280

WANTED **FREE GOLD Guide! Gold-Up Over 300% Since 2001. Call MERIT FINANCIAL Today! 24 Years of Competitive Prices. Call 1-888720-6007 MUSIC COLLECTOR wants to buy old record collections, all speeds, Also sheet music. Call 518-846-6784. WANTED: AVON Cape Cod Red Dishes. Dinner plates, cups & saucers. Must be reasonable priced. 518-293-1415

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CAMP CLAMPET, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/15/2009. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 625 Esplanade, Unit 69, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Principal Business Location: 64 Mirror Lake Dr., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose VN-10/3-11/7/09-6TC55545 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION of North Point Farm, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/09. Office location: Essex Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 22 Bilhuber Rd., Wilmington, NY 12997. Registered agent: Richard E. Whitehead, 241 West 13th St., Apt. #11, NY , NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-10/10-11/14/09-6TC55594 -------------------------------NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BENRICH PARTNERS, LLC. Articles of organization filed Secretary of State NY

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(SSNY) on 10/01/09. Office location: Essex County. Any lawful purpose. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom service of process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 8289 River Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. VN-10/17-11/21/09-6TC55634 -------------------------------LLC PUBLICATION L.Light L.L.C. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9-25-09. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 522 7771 US RT 9 Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-10/24-11/28/09-6TC55658 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: EAGLE CAPITAL GROUP LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/21/09. 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, 2305 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners, New York 12514-2301. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-10/24-11/28/09-6TC55665 -------------------------------TWB ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/7/09. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1795 Criders Church Rd., Chambersburg, PA 17202. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-10/24-11/28/09-6TC55675 -------------------------------NOTICE ALL PERSONS EXCEPT CURRENT NYCO EMPLOYEES ARE WARNED Against Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, or Trespassing for Any Purpose on Lands Owned by NYCO MINERALS, INC. Such Lands are Situate in the Towns of Lewis and Willsboro. Violators are subject to Prosecution under all Applicable New York Criminal and Civil Laws. Date: 28th September 2009 By: NYCO MINERALS, INC. 124 Mountain View Drive Willsboro, NY 12996 VN-10/3-12/5/09-10TC-55588 ----------------------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO TOWN LAW SECTION 175 (1), WESTPORT FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL ELECTION OF FIRE COMMISSIONER will be held on December 8, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Westport Fire Station, 38 Champlain Avenue, Westport, NY. One fiveyear term of office for Fire Commissioner (January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2014) is available. Candidates for office shall complete a petition for candidacy which may be obtained from the Westport Town Hall during normal business hours. Completed petitions for candidacy shall be returned to the fire district secretary in c/o Westport Town Hall no later than 12:00 NOON on November 16, 2009 (TL Section 176(7)). The election on December 8, 2009 is open to all persons whose names appear on the list of registered voters as maintained by the Essex County Board of Elections as of November 19, 2006. One need NOT be a member of the department to vote in this election. By Order of the Westport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners Robin Crandall, Secretary October 30, 2009 VN-11/7/09-1TC-55849 ----------------------------------------LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Willsboro will hold a

regular board meeting at 7pm, on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, at the Town Hall. A Public Hearing will be held at this meeting to hear the request of: 1) John Barnes of 372 Corlear Drive, requesting a variance from lot coverage requirements and side yard setback requirements 2) Roger & Shirley Sayward of 24 Woodlawn Lane, requesting variance from side yard setback requirements Members of the public are urged to attend to express their opinions or send written comments to the Secretary. VN-11/7/09-1TC-55852 ----------------------------------------AT A REGULAR MEETING of the Town Board of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, held at the Town Hall, in Elizabethtown, New York, in said Town, on the 20 day of October, 2009, at 7 o'clock P.M., Prevailing Time. PRESENT: Noel Merrihew Supervisor Philip Hutchins Councilman Kenneth Fenimore Councilman Michael McGinn Councilman Joseph Martin Councilman ORDER CALLING PUBLIC HEARING In The Matter Of The Establishment of Sewer District No. 1 in the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York (the “Town”), has duly caused to be prepared a map showing the boundaries of a proposed sewer district in said Town, to be known as Sewer District No. 1 in the Town of Elizabethtown (hereinafter, the “Sewer District No. 1” or simply, the “District”) a general plan to serve said District, and a report of the proposed method of operation thereof including an estimate of cost; and WHEREAS, said map, plan and report, including an estimate of the cost, were prepared by Barton & Loguidice, P.C., together with Dodson & Associate, competent engineers duly licensed by the State of New York, and have been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town, where the same are available during regular office hours for examination by any persons interested in the subject matter thereof, including estimate of cost; and WHEREAS, the boundaries of said District shall be as described in Exhibit A attached hereto and hereby incorporated herein, said boundaries being revised from those previously provided for public hearings heretofore held; and WHEREAS, the improvements proposed for said District consist of the construction of a sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant, including original equipment, machinery, apparatus, appurtenances, acquisition of land and rights-inland, and incidental improvements and expenses in connection therewith, all as more fully described in the map, plan and report hereinbefore described; and WHEREAS, the maximum estimated cost of said improvements is $9,550,000; and WHEREAS, the proposed method of financing the cost of said improvements consists of the issuance of not to exceed $8,550,000 serial bonds of said Town maturing in annual installments over a period not exceeding forty years, which will be payable in the first instance from an annual assessment on the taxable real property in said District in the manner provided by law, of an amount sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds as the same become due, but if not paid from such source, all the taxable real property in said Town shall be subject to the levy of ad valorem taxes without limitation as to rate or amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable, together with $1,000,000 in grant funding to be received through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Environmental Facilities Corporation; and WHEREAS, the estimated cost of hook-up fees to the typical property in said District is $100 and $100 to a one or two family home, being the typical property; and WHEREAS, the estimated cost of said District to the typical property therein is $362 in the first year in which operation, maintenance, debt service and other charges and expenses are to be paid and $362 for a one family home, and $749 for a two family home therein; and WHEREAS, the estimated cost of said District to the typical property therein of $362 is based on 0% interest loan over a 30-year period expected to be received by the Town through the Environmental Facilities Corporation. The Town will not authorize the construction of said project unless funding is received to maintain the project cost at $362 and $724 to a one or two family home therein; and WHEREAS, a detailed explanation of the manner by which were computed said estimated costs of hook-up fees and firstyear costs to typical property has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk at the Town Hall in Elizabethtown, New York where the same are available during regular office hours for examination by any person interested in the subject manner thereof; and WHEREAS, said capital project for said District and the establishment thereof has been determined to be a Type I Action pursuant to the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation promulgated pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the implementation of which as proposed, the Town Board has determined will not result in any significant environmental effects and a Full Environmental Assessment Form is available on file in the office of the Town Clerk where it may be inspected during normal office hours; and WHEREAS, it is now desired to call a public hearing upon the question of the establishment of said District and the improvements proposed therefor, all pursuant to Section 209?d of the Town Law; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED, by the Town Board of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, as follows: Section 1. A meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, shall be held at the Town Hall, 7563 Court Street, in Elizabethtown, New York, in said Town, on the 17th day of November, 2009, at 6:00 o'clock P.M., Prevailing Time, for the purpose of holding a public hearing to consider the increase and improvement of the sewer district in said Town as described in the preambles hereof, to be known as to Sewer District No. 1, and the improvements proposed therefor, and to consider the map, plan and report filed in relation thereto, and to hear all persons interested in the subject matter thereof concerning the same, and for such other action on the part of said Town Board as may be required by law or shall be proper in the premises. Section 2. The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a copy of this order, together with the “Notice of Adoption”, to be published once in the official newspaper of said Town, the first publication thereof to be not less than ten nor more than twenty days before the day set herein for the hearing as aforesaid, and said Town Clerk shall also cause a copy thereof to be posted on the sign?board of the Town maintained pursuant to subdivision 6 of Section 30 of the Town Law not less than ten nor more than twenty days before the day set for the hearing as aforesaid. Section 3. This Order shall take effect immediately. The question of the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows: Noel Merrihew VOTING Aye Philip Hutchins VOTING Aye Kenneth Fenimore VOTING Aye Michael McGinn VOTING Aye Joseph Martin VOTING Aye The resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted. Exhibit A Revised Boundaries of Proposed Sewer District No. 1 in the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York The Sewer District No. 1, situated in the Town of Elizabethtown, County of Essex, State of New York, being particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point of beginning, said point being the southernmost corner of Parcel 64.271-2.000 as shown on the Sewer District No.1 Boundary Map, Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, dated October 2009, parcel information provided by Essex County Real Property latest revision dated March 1, 2009; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 64.27-12.000 to its northwestern corner, said corner also along the southern highway boundary of Court Street; thence perpendicular across the highway boundary of Court Street to a point along the northerly highway boundary of Court Street; thence northeasterly along the northern highway boundary of Court Street approximately 770 feet to a point, said point being the intersection of the northerly highway boundary of Court Street and the western highway boundary of High Street; thence northwesterly along the western highway boundary of High Street approximately 1840 feet to a point; thence northeasterly across the highway boundary of High Street to the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.83-2-1.000 at its intersection with the easterly highway boundary of High Street; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.83-2-1.000 to its intersection with the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-10.110; thence northwesterly along the

southwestern boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-10.110 to its westernmost corner; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.75-310.110 to its intersection with the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-7.100; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-37.100 to its southwestern corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-6.072; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-36.072 to its westernmost corner; thence northeasterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-6.072 to its intersection with the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-5.000; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-35.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-3.000; thence southerly along eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-3.000 to its southernmost corner; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-33.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-2.000; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-32.000 to its northwestern corner, said corner also being along the southern highway boundary for Water Street; thence northerly across the highway boundary of Water Street to the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-16.043; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-6.043 to its northwestern corner; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-16.043 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-42.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-42.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-41.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-141.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-40.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-40.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-38.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-138.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of 55.751-37.000; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-37.000 to its northwestern corner; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-137.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-36.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-136.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-35.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-135.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.751-33.100; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-33.100 to its northernmost corner; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-33.100 to its intersection with the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-129.000; thence northeasterly then southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-29.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-28.000; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-128.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-27.000; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-127.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000 to its northwestern corner; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000 to its northeastern corner; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000 to its intersection with the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-125.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-25.000 to its northeastern corner; said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-24.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-124.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-21.000; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-21.000 to its northwestern corner; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-121.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-16.000; thence northerly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-16.000 to its intersection with the southern highway boundary of Roscoe

VALLEY NEWS - 21 Road (a.k.a Race Track Road); thence northerly across the highway boundary of Roscoe Road (a.k.a Race Track Road) to the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-15.000 where it intersects with the northern highway boundary of Roscoe Road (a.k.a Race Track Road); thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-115.000 to its northernmost western corner; thence easterly, northerly and easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-15.000 to its intersection with the western highway boundary of Cross Street (a.k.a Back Road); thence northeasterly across the highway boundary of Cross Street (a.k.a Back Road)to the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-2-10.000 where it intersects with the easterly highway boundary of Cross Street (a.k.a Back Road); thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-210.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-2-3.000; thence easterly and southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-2-3.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.76-1-1.112 and southwestern corner of Parcel 55.761-1.210; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-1.210 to its northwestern corner; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-1.210 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of 55.76-1-1.220; thence easterly through Parcel 55.76-1-1.220 to the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-13.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-3.000 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-13.000 to its intersection with the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-1-4.200; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-14.200 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-4.200 to its intersection with the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-1-42.000; thence southeasterly along the northerly boundary of Parcel 55.76-142.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being along the western highway boundary of Noble Terrace; thence southeasterly across the highway boundary of Noble Terrace to the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.76-1-25.002; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-125.002 to the corner point of parcel 55.76-1-25.002; thence southeasterly in a straight line across Parcel 55.76-1-25.002 to a point along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-25.002, said point being approximately 350 feet southwest of the northeastern corner of Parcel 55.761-25.002; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-25.002 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being the easternmost corner of Parcel 55.76-127.000; thence southwesterly along the southeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-27.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-30.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-130.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-1-29.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-129.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-1-32.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-132.000 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-32.000 to its southernmost corner; said corner also being the northeastern corner of Parcel 55.76-1-33.000; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-133.000 to its southeastern corner, said corner also being along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-1-8.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.84-18.000 to its intersection with the westernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-1-21.100; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.84-121.100 to its northernmost corner; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-1-21.100 to its intersection with the westernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-116.022; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.84-1-16.022 to its northernmost corner, said corner also being along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-20.000; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-20.000 to its easternmost corner; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.76-120.000 to its northernmost corner; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-20.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being along the western

highway boundary of Maple Street; thence southeasterly across the highway boundary of Maple Street to the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-26.000; thence southeasterly along the easterly boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-6.000 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.84-26.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-5.200; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-5.200 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being along northern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-11.110; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to a point; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of said Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to a point; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of said Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to a point; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of said Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to the northernmost corner; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to its intersection with the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-11.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-1.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-2.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-2.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-3.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-3.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-4.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-4.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northern corner of Parcel 56.77-1-6.000; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-16.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the northern highway boundary of River Street; thence southwesterly across the highway boundary of River Street to the easternmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-7.000; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 56.77-17.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-8.000; thence northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 56.77-18.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-5-10.000; thence northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-510.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-5-9.200; thence northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-59.200 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.84-5-9.110; thence westerly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-5-9.110 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southeastern corner of Parcel 55.84-5-9.120; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-59.120 to its southwestern corner, said corner being the southeastern corner of Parcel 55.845-7.000; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-5-7.000 to its southwestern corner, said corner also being the easternmost corner of Parcel 55.84-5-1.000; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-5-1.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the eastern boundary of Parcel 64.28-1-3.000; thence southwesterly and southeasterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.28-13.000 to its southern corner, said corner being the southeastern corner of Parcel 64.28-14.000; thence westerly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.28-1-4.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner being the southeastern corner of Parcel 64.28-1-5.000; thence northwesterly, southerly and northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.28-15.000 to its intersection with the southeastern corner of Parcel 64.27-1-1.100; thence southwesterly, northwesterly and southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.27-11.100 to a point, said point being located approximately 300 feet southeast of the southernmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-5.200, at the same bearing of Parcel 64.27-1-5.200 southwestern boundary; thence northwesterly through Parcel 64.27-1-1.100 to a point, said point also being the southern most corner of Parcel 64.27-1-5.200; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 64.27-15.200 to its intersection with the easternmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-1.210; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.27-11.210 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being the easternmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-4.000; thence south-

22 - VALLEY NEWS westerly along the southeastern boundary of Parcel 64.27-14.000 to its southernmost corner; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 64.27-1-4.000 to its intersection with the southernmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-3.000; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 64.27-1-3.000 to its intersection with the easternmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-2.000; thence southwesterly along the southeastern boundary of Parcel 64.27-1-2.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner is also being the said Point of Beginning. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDER CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SEWER DISTRICT NO. 1 IN THE TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN WITH REVISED BOUNDARIES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York on the 20th day of October, 2009, duly adopted the Order published herewith calling a Public Hearing. Dated: Elizabethtown, New York October 20, 2009 Debra Brooks Town Clerk VN-11/7/09-1TC-55742 ----------------------------------------NOTICE WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING & ELECTION Public Information Meeting Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Special Meeting and Election Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:00 noon – 9

p.m. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public information meeting of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District, Essex County, Westport, New York, will be held in the Westport Central School Library in said District on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time, for the presentation of the District’s Capital Project. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a special meeting of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District (the "School District") will be held at the Westport Central School building, 25 Sisco Street, Westport, New York, on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at which time the polls will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of (1) voting by ballot on the proposition set forth below: Shall the Board of Education of the Westport Central School District be authorized to renovate, reconstruct and improve school district buildings and facilities, including the acquisition, construction and installation of an emergency power system, security system improvements, telephone system improvements and refurbishment of tennis courts, including the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus required in connection therewith, at a total estimated maximum cost not to exceed $500,000 or so much as may be necessary, and obtain the necessary funds by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the School District to be collected in annual installments in the years and in the amounts as the Board of Education shall determine in accordance with

Section 416 of the Education Law, and in anticipation of such tax shall the School District be authorized to issue up to $500,000 of obligations of the School District? AND, (2) to elect a member of the Board for the remainder of a four (4) year term commencing December 22, 2009 and expiring on June 30, 2011 created by the resignation of Kathleen Carter Martinez effective October 9, 2009. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Westport Central School, not later than Monday, November 23, 2009 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the District and shall state the residence of each signer. AND PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that qualified voters may obtain applications for absentee ballots from the Office of the Clerk of the School District. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the School District no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 21, 2009, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2009, if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter. Completed applications received after 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2009, will require the voter to personally appear at the Office of the Clerk of the School District to receive an absentee ballot. A listing of all persons to whom an absentee ballot is issued will be available

SATURDAY November 7, 2009

for inspection by any qualified voter in the Office of the Clerk of the School District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. through December 21, 2009, except Saturday, Sunday or holiday. That listing will also be posted at the polling place on the date of the special meeting. Dated: October 27, 2009 Westport, New York By order of the Board of Education WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT School District Clerk School District: Westport Central Town of Westport, County of Essex, New York District Clerk: Jana Atwell Dated: October 27, 2009 VN-11/7,11/21,12/5,12/18/094TC-55851 ----------------------------------------SEALED BIDS for the following projects will be received in an envelope annotated with project name and number until 10:30 a.m. on December 03, 2009 at the Office of Contract Management, NYS Dept. of Transportation 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. Plans and proposals can be obtained from the Plan Sales Unit, at the above address; and the Regional Offices noted below. The right is reserved to reject all bids. ATTENTION CONTRACTORS, Contractors should be advised

of new legislation for Lobbying on All Procurement Contracts effective January 1, 2006. Details of guidelines, regulations and forms are provided on the Department's Web Site. For more information, Contact Person (s) Jodi Riano, Bill Howe NYSDOT Contract Management Bureau, 50 Wolf Road, 1st Floor Suite 1CM, Albany NY 12232 Email:, (518) 457-3583 Suzanne Charles NYSDOT Office of Legal Affairs Email (518) 457-3583 Reg. 01, Mary Ivey, Regional Director, 328 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 D261317, PIN 1807.80, Albany, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren & Washington Cos., Traffic Signals Requirements Contract No. 17, Bid Deposit $150,000.00, Plans $49, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 3-5% 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 sub-contracting is not expected and smaller size contracts -- both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to, DBE or MBE and WBE. VN-11/7,11/14/09-2TC-55744 ----------------------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Town of Lewis Fire District Commissioners shall be held on the 8th day of December, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Lewis Fire House, 14 Fire House Lane, Lewis NY

12950 at which time one (1) Fire Commissioner be elected for a term of five (5) years. Every elector of the Town of Lewis who shall have resided in the district for a period of thirty days preceding the election of Fire District Commissioners be eligible to vote. Anyone wishing to run for the position of Fire Commissioner must submit their name and eligibility requirement to the Fire District Secretary, PO Box 455, Lewis NY 12950 by the 18th day of November, 2009. Linda Maltzan Lewis Fire District Secretary VN-11/7/09-1TC-55854 ----------------------------------------THE ANNUAL ELECTION of the Essex District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners will take place on Tuesday, December 8h, 2009, from 6 to 9PM at the Fire House in Essex, NY. The purpose of this election is to elect a commissioner for a full 5 year term. Candidates for the office must file name and the office for which he/she is running with the Fire District secretary by November 18th, 2009. Barbara Kunzi, secretary Essex District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners Essex, NY 12936 VN-11/7/09-1TC-55864 ----------------------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX will hold a Special Town Board Meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7 PM. The purpose for this meeting with the APA is to discuss the process for trying to combine our zoning maps. Audrey Hoskins Town Clerk VN-11/7/09-1TC-55867 -----------------------------------------

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Shop Us 24 Hrs. at 42488


SATURDAY November 7, 2009

(518) 873-6389


Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY


Dealer #7085874

Both Dealerships Are Right Next Door To Savings! ‘09 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4

‘05 Saturn VUE Stk. #CP190A, FWD, 5 Speed, Fully Loaded, 89K Mi. Excellent Condition!


* per mo



8,280 or

Great MPG!

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

5,450 or


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16,980 or

‘04 Chevy 1500 LS 4x4


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Stk. #CN9A, Leather, 5 Speed, LOW MILES! SPORTY!


15,980 or

Great MPG!



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Stk. #CN36, Fully Loaded, Great Shape!

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‘02 Nissan Sentra GXE

Stk. #CM233B, Extended Cab, Fully Loaded, New Tires, 88K Mi. $


‘06 Pontiac Solstice Conv.

Stk. #CP195, Leather, Heated Seats, XM Radio, Moonroof, OnStar, 38K Mi.

Stk. #CN20B, Leaher, Heated Seats, 100K Mi. Fully Loaded!

* for 75


19,780 or

‘01 Buick LeSabre Custom ‘06 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4x4

Great $ Shape





•• CHECK-UP ••

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

View our entire inventory and specials at



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* Exclude Diesel.

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

518-873-6386 Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY

‘09 Dodge Journey FWD Stk. #AP1208, Fully Loaded, Satellite Radio, 3rd Seat


18,980 or


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‘04 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab Low Miles!

Stk. #CM229B, 4x4, 4.7L V8, SLT Pkg., Fully Loaded, 36K Miles

Dealer #3160005

‘07 Ford Focus SE 4 Door Very Clean!


‘05 Dodge Stratus SXT

Stk. #AP1206, Auto, Air, Cruise, Pwr. Windows & Locks, 42K Mi.

11,280 or


* per mo


‘04 Dodge Stratus SXT Great Shape!

Stk. #CM208A, Fully Loaded! VERY CLEAN & LOW MILES!


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8,880 or 166


‘07 Jeep Sahara Unlimited Stk. #AK17A, Auto, Air, Cruise, Pwr. Windows, 28K Mi. SOFT TOP! LOW MILES!

Stk. #CM184B, V6, Fully Loaded!

Low Price!



mos * per mo

14,880 or 262



* for 36

4,465 or 111


Tax, title, fees & registration extra.



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25,980 or 434



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