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Dain Venne, age 29, of Port Henry was killed along with two other U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan Nov. 3. The men were combat engineers conducting “route-clearing” duties for a convoy when an improvised explosive device blasted their vehicle.

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PORT HENRY — The sacrifices of American service men and women are painfully obvious in the town of Moriah this Veterans Day weekend. Staff Sgt. Dain Venne, age 29, of Port Henry was killed along with Specialist Brett E. Gornewicz from Alden and Specialist Ryan P. Jayne from Campbell in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The men were assigned to

the 444th Engineer Company, which is headquartered in Oswego. The unit is an element of the 178th Engineer Battalion of the 412th Theater Engineer Command. Lt. Col. Doril Sanders of the 412th TEC said the men were combat engineers conducting “route-clearing” duties for a convoy when an improvised explosive device blasted their vehicle. Venne had completed an earlier tour of duty in Iraq and was serving one in Afghanistan. He is the son of Brian and Laura (Harris) Venne. Brian

Dain Venne Venne is Moriah town justice and a former town trustee. Laura Venne is a

teacher at Moriah Central School. “It’s a sad day in the town of Moriah,” Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. “Our hearts go out to the Venne and Harris families. Dain was a true hero; one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He was respected by the entire community. It’s a horrible, horrible tragedy. “It’s a sad day for the entire community,” he added. “When tragedy strikes Moriah comes together and we will now. Moriah is a family.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Ethics re-appoint draws ire By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors re-appointed a member to its Ethics Board but not without procedural concerns being raised. The supervisors completed the re-appointment of Alexander Shmulsky to the Ethics Board for a five-year term during its Nov. 5 regular meeting. During the Oct. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9


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Black Ash Pond cleanup continues through DEC, Georgia Pacific By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — The work to remove around five million cubic feet of “Black Liquor” continues in the town of Willsboro. The “Liquor,” also known as Black Ash, was a byproduct cre-


ated by the Champlain Fibre Company and Willsboro Pulp Mill production of paper over 80 years. The site to deposit the material, known as Black Ash Pond, borders the Boquet River. The river was protected from the materials by a man-made dike, however the structure started to partially erode, leaving the river exposed to the ash, a combination of soda ash, chemical lime, wood fiber and soft coal. After the town of Willsboro, which currently owns the property after it was deeded to them from Georgia Pacific in 1966 and has its water treatment plant there, studied the site and determined that work needed to be done, Georgia Pacific was charged with the task under the Department of Environmental Conservation. “Last week I had a tour of the site with representatives of the of the construction group, DEC and Georgia Pacific,” Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said. “When the work is completed, it will be an example Georgia Pacific continues work to clean up the Black Ash Pond area in Willsboro. of how environmental hazards of the past will not ing trail along the Boquet River banks for a nature and Histordamage the environment of the future.” ical walking site along the Boquet River to Noblewood Park and Work began earlier this year, following a DEC Record of De- Lake Champlain.” cision in 2007 and project changes last year. Work is being done through the New York State Superfund The remediation of the property plan from the DEC includ- program, which identifies and characterizes suspected inactive ed consolidation and covering of the black ash material, grad- hazardous waste disposal sites, including sites that pose a siging the surface to control infiltration, and reinforcing of the nificant threat to public health and/or the environment go stream bank with rip-rap. It later included the construction of through a process of investigation, evaluation, cleanup and inlet and outfall structures along the riverbank. monitoring. Cleanup work will include excavation of the black ash from Once completed, GP will produce a Final Engineering that the riverbank, followed by consolidation and soil cover. will describe the cleanup completed and certify that cleanup re“When completed, the site is a part of the plans of Willsboro quirements have been achieved or will be achieved. to be used as a nature and a historical site,” Hatch said. “We For more information on the project, contact the town of here in Willsboro are very appreciate to Georgia Pacific and Willsboro at 963-8668, or visit the DEC’s project website at NYDEC for cleaning it up and making a very nice asset to the town. The site will also be used as a starting point for a walk- d=3&progno=5l6009.

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Willsboro students to shine in ‘Oliver’ show

WILLSBORO — The smell of fresh-baked goods can now be found at the Willsborough Business Center. The Cookie-Cup-Cakery opened their doors in July, owned by Michelle Barber and operated by herself and her mother, Tina Dombrowski. “We offer a wide variety of breads, rolls, bagels, muffing, scones, pastries, danishes, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cakes, cake-pops, cakes-to-go, cake-by-theslice, chocolates, canMichelle Barber and Tina Dombrowski of the Cook- dies, European treats, ie-Cup-Cakery in Willsboro. party platters, seasonal items and much more,” Barber said. “We like to create a new item each week.” The Cookie-Cup-Cakery is opened from 7 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. They are closed Sundays and Mondays. Barber said that she created the business after losing employment. “I began this business after loosing my job and moving on a dream and a desire to serve my community,” she said. “I began as a vendor at the Willsboro Farmers Market and local craft fairs over a year and a half and then was encouraged to start a bread ministry, supplying the Willsboro Senior Center with fresh bread weekly.” Barber said that through her vending and word-of-mouth, she was able to build up a customer base. “We were blessed when our bakery location became available, and that's where the journey began,” she said. “My hope is to eventually find other families in need to help, or working with the town food shelf.” Barber said that the key ingredient to her business is in how each item they create is prepared. “We bake everyday and make everything from scratch,” she said. “There are no boxed or premade frozen items. Our all occasion cakes are custom made-to-order with hand-made sugar flowers and decorations.” Barber said that the bakery uses, when it can, local supplies in their baking. “We support local farmers markets, farmers and co-ops, Adirondack Harvest and Buy Fresh Buy Local using local ingredients when available,” she said. Barber said that she is pleased with the business so far, which is already taking orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information on the Cookie-Cup-Cakery, call 963-8800, visit the website or the Facebook page at Cookie-Cup-Cakery to receive updates on what they are making, specials, and view their photo gallery.

WILLSBORO — “More!” Student actors at Willsboro Central School will be bringing another classic musical theater piece to the state with their upcoming performance of Charles Dickens “Oliver” on Nov. 9. The 40-member cast of students from second grade to seniors in high school will act before a professional backdrop of the London skyline. The stage will set the somber tone of the times with blue and pink lighting and a fog machine to project the streets of London in the Willsboro auditorium while a spotlight and the lively music will grab the audience. “It’s a very dark show with orphans, people who are out of work, living dirty and dingy party of town and the music is such a contrast,” director Derrick A. Hopkins said. “The play is so upbeat as if everyone living so low uses

to music to keep their spirits high.” The story of Oliver is based on the Dickens novel, “Oliver Twist.” The play follows the orphan Oliver as he is sold from an orphanage to an undertaker shop for asking for more gruel. The play follows Oliver after he runs away only to become part of a gang of pickpockets led by the nefarious leader, Fagin. After being caught after picking his first pocket, Oliver finds himself under the hospitality of his intended victim, Mr. Brownlow, where there is an instant bond. Just when Oliver thinks he is safe trouble comes

back for him when the pickpockets go after him, fearful he will tell the police about them. Hopkins said audience members should be prepared to love the music and will be surprised by many of the songs they already know were written for this play. The play’s leading role of Oliver will be played by Oliver Lee. Lee said it was his first high school play and he has liked being part of it and has made new friends through the play. “I liked the role of playing the orphan, and in the story it starts with him being really poor and the story is sad, but in the end he gets a second chance, there was hope,” Lee said. Musical scores include Broadway classics: “Food, Glorious Food,” “I'd Do Anything,“ “Where is Love?,” “Consider Yourself,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Who Will Buy?” and “Reviewing the Situation.” The play will show on Nov. 8 through the 11 at 7 p.m. in the High school auditorium.

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November 10, 2012

Essex man meets family of woman who gave him second life

had to pass on in order for them to survive,” Cowty said. Eventually, a letter came from a family thanking them for the gift they had given. “It’s not pain when you see those letters,” Szewczyk said. “It’s knowing good came out of a bad situation.”

By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — It was a family reunion between people who had never met. However, around the coffee table at Rich and Pam Drollette’s home Nov. 4, people who were once strangers talked as if they were old friends.


or Junie’s family, the decision to reach out to the family that had made the decision to donate the organs was made in part from their experiences. “We had a lot of loss in our immediate family,” Jerdo said. “We had learned that how we respond to loss is by keeping our loved ones alive by talking about them.” So, Tart’s family reached out and received a letter back. The two sides communicates once again, and that is when the stories of Junie Tart and the family of Linda Reilly came together.


he story of what brought them together is a familiar one in the North Country that centers around family matriarch Harold “Junie” Tart, who had cancer of the liver in 2003. “At the time, there wasn’t actually an option for me,” Tart said. “Pam contacted doctors and doctors and no one would do anything.” Eventually, they found a doctor in Chicago who examined Tart in July and said that he would operate, which would require a liver transplant.


ou had to have corresponded with each other at least twice before they The combined family: back from left, Doug Jerdo, Debbie Jerdo, Linda Buttery, Pam Drollette, Rich Drollette, will let the families had open comn Aug. 12, 2003, Linda Reilly, who front from left, Robby Drollette, Lisa Szewczyk, Harold “Junie” Tart, Leslie Cowty and Aliceson Drollette. munication,” Szewczyk said. “We responded lived in the Chicago area, was takPhoto by Keith Lobdell to each other a few times, but then we lost ing her new motorcycle on its contact for several years.” maiden ride. According to her sister, Leslie Cowty, she had flicting reports from the doctors. On Aug. 20, they did the That changed when Szewczyk and her sister received a brain scans which showed that she was brain dead.” purchased the bike the day before. “We had to make the decision to take her off life support, card from Drollette on the anniversary of her father ’s sur“I got the call and I didn’t even know that she had a moand it was probably the toughest two days ever,” sister Lisa gery, Aug. 24 of this year. torcycle,” Cowty said. “I got the card and I wrote back and it evolved into me The call was informing her that Reilly had been in an ac- Szewczyk said. “She was not letting go, she was being Linasking Leslie if she wanted to go to New York,” Szewczyk da.” cident with her bike. A few weeks prior, Linda had told her family that if some- said. “They told us it was serious, but they thought it would be For Cowty, it was a more difficult decision. okay, that she may have to learn to walk again but was go- thing were to happen to her, she wanted her organs to be do“When the letters were coming in, I was the one that could ing to recover,” Cowty said. “Then we started getting con- nated. After her death, doctors were able to use both of her not handle it,” she said. “My first reaction was, what are we kidneys and her spleen. going to say.” They were also able to use her liver. On Nov. 2, Cowty and Szewczyk landed at the Burlington n July we had went out with Dad when International Airport, just moments after Linda Buttery, anwe found out that he was a candidate for other of Tart’s daughters. “We met, hugged each other and immediately started a transplant, but the first one came back as a false positive test,” Drollette said. “I flew sharing,” Buttery said. “It was really awesome. I am a gabber, especially when I get nervous, and we just talked and back to Willsboro, but he stayed out there, talked.” then we got the call a second time.” Over the next three days, the two families got to know each Tart received his new liver Aug. 24, 2003. “When I knew that my father was receiving other, talk about Linda Reilly and the life that Junie Tart has a liver, my thoughts went right to the family,” had thanks to his new liver. “I feel a lot better because I feel that her liver went to the Debbie Jerdo said. Jerdo and her husband, Doug, knew the perfect person,” Cowty said about Tart. “He is hilarious, a super down-to-earth person and has an amazing family.” pain that they had to be going through be“You do not understand why things happen the when they cause 15 months prior, they had lost their do, but then you go through this and it kind of makes sense,” daughter to meningitis. “Our thoughts were on the loss, but also the Szewczyk said. Harold “Junie” Tart and family members talk with Leslie Cowty and Lisa Szewczyk, sisters gift that was given.” “It’s priceless,” Drollette said about the visit. “It was such of Linda Reilly, whose liver was transplanted into Tart in a life-saving procedure. a hard journey to get to this point. I feel like these two have s is the case with transplants, become my sisters. Since the first time I got off the phone donors and their families remain with Lisa, I told my husband that I felt like I had known her anonymous to the recipient, as do forever.” Drollette said that she was also happy that her children they to the donor. Cowty said that her family had gone through the Gift of daughter Aliceson and son Robby - had been able to meet Hope Foundation, a group that helps hospitals make match- the people whose sister had helped their grandfather. “Aliceson has bonded with both of them just in the short es for organs. time they have been here,” Drollette said. “We couldn’t make the first contact,” Szewczyk said. For Tart, the initial nerves of meeting the sisters soon vanAll the organization had told them is what had been used ished. to help save the lives of four people. “I was a little nervous at first,” Tart said. “After I got to “The organization told us to not be surprised if no one conmeet them and get to talk with them, I was not so nervous.” tacts us because in some cases, they feel guilty that someone “I think he likes ‘em,” Drollette said.






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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Community Resources is sponsoring a holiday food drive for the less fortunate of essex County. They are asking for donations of non-perishable food items or financial funds to prepare food baskets to be given to needy families in Essex County. Donations can be dropped off at the community resources office behind Stewart’s in Elizabethtown, boxes located a local participating businesses or mailed to 7533 Court Street, Elizabethtown, N.Y., 12932. For information, call 873-3630.

WADHAMS — The Veteran's Organizations of Essex County, through the Veteran's Cemetery Committee, are conducting an observance of Veterans Day at the Essex County Veterans Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. The cemetery is located one mile west of the hamlet of Wadhams and 6 miles east of Elizabethtown on the north side of County Route 8. The public is welcome to attend. In the case of rain, snow or sub-freezing temperatures, the event will be cancelled. For further information, contact Newman Tryon 873-2138.

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Willsboro Veterans Day event

WESTPORT — There will be a crafts and baked goods sale Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Westport Federated Church, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Westport Federated Church Women.

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

WILMINGTON — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Centerplate Food Service will host a job fair at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both full-time and part-time positions are available for the upcoming 2012-13 winter season at ORDA’s Olympic venues. The Olympic venues include Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Center, the Olympic Sports Complex, the Olympic Jumping Complex and the ORDA Store. Employment opportunities include guest services, ticket sales, lift operations, equipment operators, snowmakers, food and beverage supervisors, bar and catering, bobsled drivers and brakemen and more. Employment opportunities include limited benefit packages, restaurant, resort and merchandise discounts and employee access to ORDA facilities. Applicants should be prepared to bring a resume if possible and be ready for interviews to take place at the Job Fair. ORDA is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call ORDA at 523-1655 or log on to

Support for Sandy victims ELIZABETHTOWN — There will be an important second collection this coming weekend at St. Elizabeth's Church in Elizabethtown and St. Phillip Neri Church in Westport, according to pastor Father Flynn. The second collection will be held for the benefit of the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The additional collection was called for by Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg and will be held at all Catholic Churches in the dioceses this weekend. The money raised will be directed through Catholic Charities to those in need throughout the affected areas.

Keeseville story time set KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Free Library story time this month is Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. The theme is, "It's Turkey Time." All pre-schoolers welcome.

Roy Book Binder to perform JAY — Roy Book Binder will bring his patented blend of song and storytelling to the Amos and Julia Ward Theater in Jay on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in a concert sponsored by the Jay Music and Entertainment Society (JEMS). Book Binder will also present a free workshop/meet the artist talk preceding the concert at 1 p.m. at the Keene Valley Library.

lated to him that the trip was eventful as the team tried their best to make it to its destination as roads were still closed in the metropolitan area. “GPS directions don’t work very good when Jay DPW Director Chris Garrow prepares to head for the New York City area with town everything is generators. Photo provided closed,” Douglas said. had been reassigned to the “But they were able to make New York City area,” DouContinued from page 1 glas said. “We got to talking it where they needed to be “So many people helped about the needs, especially and met with the National us from that part of the state for generators, and I said Guard to help them unload and we wanted them to that I thought we could the generators. They got know that we were here, we help.” back to Jay around 3:30 a.m. knew what they were going Douglas said that conver- this morning (Nov. 1).” through and we were ready sation was followed with a Douglas said that one gento help,” Jay Supervisor call from Cuomo’s office and erator did not make it all the Randy Douglas said. then coordinating with way to New York City. Overall, Jay, along with county officials to determine “At a rest area, Chris had the town of Wilmington and how many generators they stopped and they met a couEssex County Department of could send down. ple from downstate that had Public Works, sent down “We looked at the invento- traveled all the way to Althree truckloads of generary to see what we had from bany to try and find a genertors to the New York City the town and the county and ator for their home,” Douarea, according to Douglas. gathered everything togeth- glas said. “They could not “Two days ago, the com- er,” he said. “My guys were find one, so they were headmissioner assigned to our very happy to go and repay ing back home to do the best area from the state came into the favor.” they could. Our guys unmy office and said that he Douglas said Garrow re- loaded one of the genera-


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Can we be Empire State strong?


n the aftermath of Tropical Strom Irene, the region came together to help neighbors and family rise from the waters and build again. With Hurricane Sandy looming, the North Country prepared for a storm. People purchased generators, batteries, stored safe drinking water and waited. Most awoke to electricity and a clear path to work or school in the morning, but on the same morning New Yorkers to the south were trapped, unable to use the public transportation they rely on. Traffic signals in Times Square were out and many lost their lives in the storm’s path. By sending generators and able-bodied volunteers to the area, people began to show support in any way possible. Local counties were prepared with emergency services on standby all night. Essex County was shut down and administrators were ready to call off school. The members of the community learned a lot from Irene. In the aftermath of Irene we developed long term recovery agencies and organizations like Project Hope traveled throughout the area knocking on doors to help those in need. In Vermont, the Disaster Relief Fund partnered with the “I am Vermont Strong” organization to create license plates that not only raised more than $600,000 for the victims of Tropical Storm Irene but also projected an outward bond amongst Vermonters. “It showed solidarity throughout the state to see people with the plates on the front of their cars,” said Betsy Ide, executive director of the disaster relief fund. Ide said that not everyone put the plates on their cars, but instead hung them on their walls to keep as a souvenir. “People from out of state who couldn’t put the plates on their cars still bought them to show their support for other Vermonters,” Ide said. “That says a lot.” The plates sell for $25 each, with $18 going to the relief fund, $2 going to the state food bank and $5 for production of the plates. The organization has sold 30,000 plates and generated $600,000 for

the relief fund, which is still helping those affected by Irene in 2011 Ide said. Could New Yorkers unite in an outward show of solidarity to help everyone still suffering from Sandy? New York sustained about 35 percent of the total insured losses in Hurricane Sandy’s path, according to Curt Heintzelman, senior account executive of EQECAT, a company that connects insurance and the financial services of its clients. About 35 percent of the total insured losses for Sandy are expected to come from New York, with early damage reports indicating significant coastal flooding. Of the total losses for Sandy, about 85 percent of the losses are from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Disaster-modeling firm EQECAT Inc. said the insurance industry is likely to pay out $10 billion to $20 billion, while it said the total cost of the storm would be between $30 billion and $50 billion. Ide said most of the boom of financial support came in the months following Irene. Though Sandy has dissolved off the coast, New Yorkers can show an outward wave of support either by passing legislation to allow New York drivers to have a plate put on the front of their cars for two years or find another way to outwardly keep the momentum going to support our neighbors. Just as Vermonters declared “I am Vermont Strong” with the sale of shirts, posters, license plates and other products, this could be a time for New York to find a similar way to not only help neighbors have a dry and safe home for the winter but to also show other states that New Yorkers are Empire State strong.

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It’s time to get back to work


ur production deadlines have me drafting this column prior to the outcome of the 2012 elections. Regardless of how the races turn out, the promises made, the twisting of the facts, the compelling arguments, the money spent and how you chose to vote, one thing is for sure it’s clear we’ve got much to do in the way of the people’s business and no time to waste rolling up our sleeves getting down to work. Top on the list, regardless of the outcome of the Presidential election, it appears that 163 million American workers can expect a big increase in the taxes taken out of their paychecks come January. The temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes is due to expire at the end of 2012. Neither the Obama nor the Romney camps proposed an extension, both steering clear of any blame for increased taxes come 2013. Neither party feels the payroll tax holiday, put in place two years ago that was intended to be a temporary shot in the arm for the economy, has done much to stimulate the sluggish economy. Providing cover for the Social Security reduction is the bigger question surrounding the future of the Bush-Era tax cuts which also expire at the end of 2012. Couple that with the pending sequestration due to take effect in 2013 and it’s clear that the government can no longer sugar coat the medicine. We must face and accept the reality of our financial crisis very soon. At the end of the day it’s time to suck it up and deal with these issues. On the fairy tale campaign trail politicians can always find creative ways to avoid answering the tough issues, and twist the truth as to who to blame, but once the election dust settles those left standing really should have no choice but to address these issues. The retiring Social Security Payroll Holiday will affect every American worker at the rate of 2 percent of their wages while having the same impact on their employer. Congress has generously reimbursed Social Security for the lost revenue estimated to be over $215 billion the past two years. Of course, we all know that the country hasn’t had a budget for the last three years so that generous reimbursement has essentially been going on our credit card, increasing the country’s debt crisis. The debt crisis leads us to the sequestration. Since Congress was unable to work out any

form of compromise when the nation reached its most recent and yet another debt ceiling, sequestration was proposed by the Dan Alexander Obama negotiating Thoughts from team in an effort to Behind the Pressline force Republican Congressional members into accepting tax increases or face deep cuts to our military. The Republicans called the bet put in place by the Democrats nearly certain they would not allow deep cuts to social programs no more than they would allow the cuts to the military programs. Sadly when both sides play the game of chicken knowing neither wants the alternative but neither side wants to be the first to blink, well everyone ends up losing. The sequestration legislation forces massive cuts on both the military and non-defense spending programs. The inability of our government to come to an agreement that could be used by either side during the elections as caving in on their core principles will instead produce painful cuts to programs both parties strongly support. It’s no way to run a household, a business nor a government. It’s plain stupidity and we’ve no time or stomach for any more childish behavior. How the devastating affects of Super Storm Sandy will effect all this is yet another straw on the back of an already heavily strained economy and a government in denial of its impending doom. But with the election season now behind us we can only hope the form of cover Congress put in place as opposed to dealing with these critical issues can now be addressed by responsible parties who have committed to resolving the financial and employment problems that have plagued our nation for the past decade. Let’s hope we’ve elected the right individuals who are up to the task of working across party lines and are willing to put the nation’s interests ahead of political gamesmanship. As a nation we are out of time, out of blame and out of money. We need solutions not tricks and gimmicks. The cliff is getting closer and the foolishness must stop. Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New Market Press. Email him at


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November 10, 2012


Mean People Make More

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To the Valley News: The Oct. 13 Valley News included a pair of good editorial pieces that are worth reading. One is Dan Alexander ’s “ Viewpoint “ regarding America’s debt problem. Dan is absolutely correct on the details and the seriousness of this critical issue. People really must learn about how our debt will affect their future. It’s worse than most realize. The other is Keith Lobdell’s “ The Tank,” which addresses a pair of politically correct issues. The currently popular vilifying of the rich and the overweight. I agree with Keith in that, I’d love to be rich. Be a fool not to. Ken Fenimore, Elizabethtown

To the Valley News: I must throw my two cents into the fray and let my thoughts out on the word “law.” The letter from the planning board has an intent to make town folks think that no laws are going to be created. I don't think it matters whether it is a law, rule or regulation, the result is the same, either you follow it or face the consequences. A letter from the code enforcement officer and then court could be your fate. Maybe we have too many would be lawyers around and they think we are all fools, so please tell it how it is and not something that misleads. While we are at it, I will bet that the chapter (5) that limits the planning document to the village will be erased from the “comprehensive plan,” and then those outside of the village will face this plan in the near future. Don't believe it when you are told that is not the way it will go. Insist on the inclusion on paragraph 5.01 in the new plan document. as this para. limits the document to the village. The overall result of a larger plan will be more government interference in your lives and more costs to run the town. I hope all of you that are asleep wake up before that happens. Some of the folks in Willsboro have now seen the light as they now need permits for everything and pay for a full time code enforcement officer. Much more paperwork and a form for everything. Does our tiny town really need this? Bill Hubschman Elizabethtown

Help with food drive To the Valley News: It’s that time of the year again when unity is formed in helping out those who may be less fortunate during the holiday season. For the second year in a row, I have been given the honor with coordinating the Annual Holiday Meal Basket Drive that offers families with children and senior citizens who reside in the Township of Jay or Black Brook a warm meal on Christmas Day. The outpour of support I received last year was overwhelming and hoping to receive it once again for the 2012 Christmas season. My goal is to provide holiday cheer in the means of a food basket. By doing so, the following items are needed and greatly appreciated: Turkeys, ready-made pies (Apple or Pumpkin), potato’s and non-perishable food items: Stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy and dinner rolls. Monetary contributions are certainly welcomed. Economic times continue to be difficult for many but it is encouraging to see more and more citizens who are financially stabilized enough to provide a measure of holiday cheer to community members enduring financial hardships around Christmas time. Anyone wishing to make a donation or are in need of a meal basket may contact me at 647-5763 or via email: Kelly C. Murphy Event Coordinator 2012 Holiday Meal Basket Drive Au Sable Forks

Dain Venne much more than a hero


t’s strange what comes to mind when news of a tragedy arrives. When I was awoken early Sunday with the news Dain Venne of Port Henry had been killed in Afghanistan, I immediately thought back to a winter day 20 years ago. My daughter, Meaghan, and I had been invited to the town of Moriah sledding party by Brian Venne, Dain’s father, at the Moriah Country Club. Parents visited at the top of the hill as children flew down the slope. That day, even at a tender age, it was obvious Dain Venne was special. He was fearless, constantly trying to go faster and faster in an attempt to make it to a small brook at the bottom of hill that parents were confident was out of reach. Also, he was kind, helping pull younger children back up the hill after each trip. And, he was fun. Time-after-time Dain challenged his father and myself to a race down the hill. Finally, against better judgement, the old men — we’re much older today — could no longer tolerate the taunts. We raced. With the snow packed down to almost ice thanks to hundreds of earlier trips, we flew down the hill — reaching the brook and crashing into it. While Brian and I tried to gather ourselves, Dain was declaring victory. He had won. It turns out Dain almost always won. He grew into a top student and an outstanding athlete — he was an all-state linebacker

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Town prepared for storm To the Valley News: On Monday volunteers from our Fire Department and Emergency Squad, along with workers from Highway Departments, the Hospital, School, Horace Nye Home, Police and Sheriff’s Department were preparing to protect us from the storm. I met them at briefings at the Public Safety building in Lewis, and in our Town Hall. When I asked for help, Essex County Public Safety provided us with two generators for our school (the emergency shelter) in case the power went out. Deputy Fire Chief Jack Hanby, Senior Housing Director Marcella Denton and I planned how to take care of our senior citizens, especially those with medical needs. The Fire Department offered cots, and school staff would keep the generators going. Patty Doyle called with an offer of help from the Fire auxiliary. I learned that the only powered, and equipped Emergency Shelter near us is in the Town of Jay (Ausable Forks.) Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas offered to shelter any E-town residents if we needed help. I called the folks whose homes had flooded last year and they all had made evacuation plans. Our Highway workers staged 200 sand bags for residents who would need them. Monday evening I toured E-town and the only street traffic I saw were 6 deer crossing the road. We are very fortunate that Hurricane Sandy bypassed us, but TV coverage of the flooding in New York City brought back memories of last year. This year we had time to prepare. But when the sun is shinning it’s easy to forget how fast the rivers can rise. Working together is the only way we can take care of our Town, our families and ourselves. The morning after Hurricane Sandy, I spoke with our School superintendent and Deputy Fire Chief. We began planning for the next disaster, which will come. We will all be safer when we work together. I want to thank all those dedicated hardworking people in our community who are there for us when we need them. Margaret Bartley Supervisor Elizabethtown and led the North Country in rushing as a tailback his senor year at Moriah. Coach Don Tesar called Dain the smartest and best linebacker he’s ever coached. He went to St. Lawrence University after graduating from Moriah Central School in 2001. The world changed Sept. 11, 2001, for Dain and thousands of others. The 9-11 terrorist attacks called Dain to military service. It was a decision that was hard on his parents, Brian and Laura, but they supported him — as they always did. That support came easier with the knowledge Dain truly believed he was doing his part of the make the world a better place. Even when Dain came home to Port Henry, he did his part to help others. A member of the Port Henry Fire Department he was honored last year for heroism after he rescued several stranded victims during Tropical Storm Lee. Dain served a tour of duty in Iraq, which only made him more determined to continue his service. At every step family and friends were proud, but nervous — knowing Dain would never back down from doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Those same traits displayed while


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sledding as a child — fearlessness, kindness, humor — made Dain a role model for his community and soldiers under his leadership. He was actually scheduled to be home on leave Nov. 3, but Dain decided to stay in Afghanistan rather than have his unit short-handed. That day Dain was killed along with Specialist Brett E. Gornewicz and Specialist Ryan P. Jayne by an improvised explosive device in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the men were combat engineers protecting comrades by conducting “routeclearing” duties for a convoy when an IED blasted their vehicle. Since the Afghan War began in 2001 2,146 American soldiers have died there, 282 this year. Every one has been a son, daughter, sister, brother, friend. Every one has been a hero. Tributes are pouring in for Dain. The governor, elected leaders, community leaders, former teachers and coaches — everyone has something good to say about Dain. Those who knew him best speak in broken voices, wiping away tears. That’s the way it should be. Those accolades will soon be gone, though, and family and friends will be left to deal with the grief and loss. Fortunately, Dain left an amazing legacy to comfort his family and community. Others talk about service, Dain lived it. While the pain of his loss may never fade, neither will the love and pride he generated. May God bless Dain and his family. Fred Herbst is Times of Ti editor. He can be reached at


recent study revealed that men described as disagreeable or mean make 18 percent more money than their more agreeable peers. Disagreeable women make about 5 percent more than their more agreeable peers. Cornell Professor Beth Livingston found that disagreeableness is often rewarded in the workplace. Over twenty years of analysis and three By Scot Hurlburt different surveys involving 10,000 respondents seem to confirm that being disagreeable or mean nets those individuals more money. In addition, a study of four hundred and sixty business majors who were asked to consider information about a group of possible employees found that being nice was a factor in being chosen less often for possible employment. Potential employees who were described as arrogant or less trusting were more often chosen as managers than their more agreeable and trusting peers. Another study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the story of the nerdy guy who goes on to make more money than the high school quarterback turns out to be untrue. Remember those “Revenge of the Nerds,” movies where the nerds make a lot of money and marry beautiful women and get revenge of their torturers, the popular kids? Sorry, that’s just a movie according to this researcher. This information was based on research that followed Wisconsin high school students forty years after graduation in 1957. Michael Denney from the Wall Street Journal found that, “popularity pays because those who learn to play the game in high school are practicing the skills that will also help them once they are in the workplace.” These findings seem to be almost entirely at odds with what I want to believe is right or should I say righteous. I want to believe that in the end mean, selfish people lose out somehow, and of course they do but maybe not financially. Some of the meanest young people, boys and girls that I have encountered over the years have not been from poor or disadvantaged homes. The meanest came from average or well positioned homes, not lacking in resources or opportunity. It seems that many adults spend a good deal of time asking and or teaching children to “be nice.” Aren’t there signs, books, t-shirts and even programs that ask children to “practice random acts of kindness” or to “look out for each other?” Perhaps these misguided adults do not know that they may be dooming their young charges to a life of financial mediocrity.. So what if mean people make a little more money, who cares? I guess this is where each of us must decide our individual truths. How far is each of us willing to go to be popular, wealthy, powerful, or considered successful. I have known people that were willing to do things that were dishonest, mean and unethical to arrive at what they called success. I still say that is important that we all strive for the triumph of goodness, decency and kindness especially in our dealings with young people. The kids who learn to “play the game well” are at an advantage in some respects, however, these advantages have little to do with the mettle of their character. If you are one of those adults out there who insist on equal treatment for all the children before you, if you do not overlook pettiness or meanness between children, and if you believe that winning at all costs is not winning at all, I congratulate you for you are doing a noble thing. You are not just helping children that have not yet learned how to play the game but you are also helping to insure that there will always be people that care as much about the manner in which someone succeeds as the level of success that they enjoy. Without you, our culture, our world could simply be run by the few that always know how to play the game. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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Adirondack Futures present findings to the Essex County board By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The group Adirondack Futures brought their vision of what the park can become to the floor of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Nov. 5. Dave Mason and Jim Herman presented the results of a study their organization had completed to members of the board, saying that there needs to be a balance in the Adirondack Park in order for it to thrive. “The big question is the balance between protecting the environment and building the economy,” Herman said. “Our environment cannot be healthy and maintained if the economy fails in the park. We need to have public lands for recreation


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mote not only tele-business but education. “This plan does emphasize strengthening our communities,” Herman added. “We want them to be vibrant and thriving and we want them to attract new people to the park and we want them to be welcoming. Slight changes in zoning and APA regulations that allows for more clustering development that keeps things closer to the hamlets. Its time to stop talking about shutting down schools throughout the park and talk about networking the schools together.” “It has made a big difference for our school system and it has made a big difference in the town,” Keene Supervisor William Ferebee said. “People have been able to stay here longer and spend their money locally.” Herman said that a lot of their approach is in place with the North Country Economic Development Council. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava was reluctant to embrace the report. “The facts are since the inception of the Adirondack park, only three manufacturing jobs have moved into the Adirondack Park,” Scozzafava said. “What the rest of the country has been going through, we have been going through for the last 40 years. The big problem when the bridge closed was that our constituents have to travel to Vermont for a job. Our tax base remains stagnant and why does it, because it is so hard to try and build a home here. Let's deal with all of the facts here. Our young people are leaving here. How do we retain people who have lived here for generations.” “We have tried to put together a vision of the kind of business that we can attract here and the kind of business that can grow here,” Herman said. “Yes, there has not been the growth and we have to fix that,” Mason added. For more, visit the website

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and the private lands for sustainability.” Herman said that over 500 people participated in surveys and workshops to help them come up with their findings. Mason said that those who particated represented a range of people from both inside and outside the park, residents and tourists, longtime residents and newcomers. “This was an attempt to look at the park and all of its various issues,” Mason said. “The whole park includes the communities and they should be as big of a draw as the forest preserve.” Mason said that they found six areas to research: a wild park, usable park, sustainable life, Adirondack County, post big government solutions and an Adirondack State Forest. Out of those, Mason said that the usable life and useable park options were the most well received. “Sustainable life was the most desirable option in all of the meetings that we had with people,” Mason said. “It was on top of the list of desirability and attainability. A usable park was the second most popular.” Herman said that self reliance is a key to a sustainable park. “The whole idea is that we can become more self reliant,” he said. “We can have more of our money stay in the park and increase our economy without increasing our people, and we can lower our carbon footprint.” Herman also talked about tourism. “The tourism industry in the Adirondack Park is old and there has not been many upgrades,” he said. “There are not the amenities today here that visitors want. We need to attract a more diverse set of visitors. All these things mean that we need to change access in the forest preserve and have new kind of amenities in our communities.” When it came to jobs, Herman said that the park has to take advantage of new technology, like broadband internet, to pro-

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Manning also said that the board recommended Shmulsky be re-appointed. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava agreed with Ferebee. “So as these terms expire, if you are just going to rotate around and move them back in, I think there are other people and in fact I know there are other people that were interested in serving — well qualified people that were interested in serving on the Ethics Board and I agree that it should be advertised,” Scozzafava said. “I mean there is a reason why we put different staggered terms in there.” Board Chair and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said he felt that the Ethics Board needed consistency in its infancy, along with prompting the strengths of Shmulsky. “I have met with the Ethics Committee a couple of times over the last few year and they have put a lot of time and effort into this,” Douglas said. “I am not saying that there isn’t someone out there willing to do it but again he is an attorney. It takes a while for them to get up to speed on the rules and regulations of the Ethics Committee so I would say that I think it is in our best interest right now to stick with the recommendation of Mr. (Michael) Orticelle.”

Continued from page 1 22 Ways and Means Committee meeting, some concerns were raised that the position was not advertised. “As the request letter to Mr. Douglas states, Mr. Shmulsky’s term has expired and I feel that any expired term should be advertised and letters of interest to be on this board should be received and evaluated to replace them,” Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee said. County Attorney Dan Manning said he felt that Shmulsky deserved the chance to have another term since he was appointed to a one-year term when the board was first created. “The local law provides for terms of one to five years and they are all staggered,” Manning said. “Mr. Shmulsky’s term was a one-year term, it is now up, so that means that everybody shifts down the line and he would have to take the fiveyear term so that is why they have recommended it. The local law also provides that a person may serve on the Ethics Board for two consecutive terms; that does not mean that you have to appoint him but that he may serve.”

Westport Supervisor Dan Connell said he felt that eventually there would be advertised positions but for now, the best option was to re-appoint. “I think our thought as we went through this was that these would be advertised in the future but the first couple, because they were only going to be there a year or two years, would be reappointments,” Connell said. “I do agree as we go down the line that these need to be advertised, but I think for the first couple of years as we are getting into the full terms for people, I am going to support this reappointment.” Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said she felt the recommendation of the committee chair was the key. “In our town, we always take the recommendation seriously of the chairman of a committee,” Bartley said. Douglas said that in the future, the county would look into advertising upcoming vacancies on the board, but would not for this one. “As we move forward maybe it is in our best interest to advertise the next time a vacancy comes up,” Douglas said. “I really don’t think it is in our best interest to do that at this particular time.”

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ECH Auxiliary to offer pies for Thanksgiving ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s auxiliary will be selling pies for Thanksgiving. Now in its eighth year, the Thanksgiving pie sale is one of the auxiliary’s most popular fundraisers. The auxiliary produces cherry, apple and pumpkin pies for purchase by community members. Each pie costs $14 and comes boxed and labeled. Last year, the group produced 98 pies. “The pie-making process is quite a production,” laughed Laura SellsDoyle, auxiliary president. “But we really have an incredible, organized system. It’s quite an accomplishment to produce all those pies in only eight

hours. This year, we’d love to sell well over 100 pies.” Orders for pies will be taken until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Payment is due when the order is placed. Pies are made on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and may be picked up in the hospital lobby on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 2 until 4 p.m. The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary participates in fundraising efforts throughout the year; and proceeds go to support the hospital. The group donates clothing and snacks to those who need emergency room care, offers care packages to chemotherapy patients, and gives gifts and flowers to patients in the hospital at Christmas. They also provide scholarship funding and purchase equipment for the hospital’s various departments. Contact Jane Hooper to place an order at 873-3003.

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s the holiday season approaches, many of our furry friends are dreaming of finding their new forever homes and celebrating with a family of their own. If you have an empty lap in need of a cat to keep you warm, or spot in front of the fireplace in need of a lounging dog, there is no better time to consider adopting one of our many pets. If your house is already full, why not consider a donation to the NCSPCA to help us continue our mission? Our organization is 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax-deductible. You can make a general donation, or contribute to one of our memorial funds, including the Anne Trachtenberg Hughes Healthy Cats & Dogs Fund (to support veterinary expenses of animals in our care); the Farnsworth Spay/Neuter Memorial Fund (to support the cost of spaying/neutering our animals); or a personal In Memory/Honor of a family member, friend, or pet who is special to you. Eighty-five percent of our funding comes from private donations from people like you - we count on your support! Our featured pet this week is Ferdinand, a handsome Bull Terrier mix who is about two years old, with a thick brindle coat, intense dark eyes, and four white

socks. He has a quiet temperament and is a real gentleman when being walked on a leash. However, don't let his suave manners fool you - he has a puppy-ish sense of humor when he is playing with other dogs, and can be quite the comedian when romping around with his best buddy, Baxter. We think this guy would be a terrific family dog and would be thrilled to have some children to play with. Why not stop by the NSCPA today and meet this winsome fellow?

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t’s time for the Senior Play at Westport Central School, and the curtain goes up this Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. This year our talented seniors are performing two short comedies by Ian McWethy: 14 More Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview and Bad Actors Doing Bad Auditions, directed by Paul Mudie and Cathy Brankman. First, you can test your sanity in an approved academic setting. When the Dean orders two college recruiters to find one more student to fill out next year ’s class, they find themselves revisiting the dreaded Wait List. The two recruiters sort through a variety of crazies in hope of finding one sane candidate. Then you can take crazy to a whole new level of theatricality. A casting director has one day to find the leads for a community theatre production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes extreme method actors, performers who just don’t know what to do with their hands, and one particular woman who may or may not think she is a cat.

The cast is made up of all our favorite people, including Charlotte Staats, Gabe Schrauf, Rachel Abrahamsen, Jack Newberry, Garrett Reynolds, Ashley Quaglietta, Josh Terry, Abbey Cramer, Harry Hudson, and Evan Viens. You may be looking for a way to recover a semblance of normality afterward, and so you’ll probably want to come relax with a perfect glass of wine and some tasty goodies at the Westport Library Association’s annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction, on Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. There’s lots of great stuff to bid on, too, everything from a summer cottage for a June weekend, to wet suits, to wool rugs, to a delicious quiche brunch for eight people at DaCy Meadow Farm…plus, they’ll be raffling off a beautiful, 14-inch hand-turned wooden bowl by Ken Gadway. And in this season of Thanksgiving, the folks at the Westport Heritage House have asked me to pass along their thanks to everyone who turned up to help at their recent volunteer work day (and thanks also to Ernie’s Market for providing the muffins).

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Cornell Cooperative Extension will be having its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the CCE Building in Westport on the Fairgrounds. They will fete programs and people that contribute much of their time and knowledge supporting CCE in Essex County. Their featured speaker this year is Steven Engelhart from Adirondack Architectural Heritage speaking on the economic and community impact of historic buildings. They will be having local food and a presentation on our programs for the past year. There will be electing new Board Members. The Nominating Committee has recommended John Sheldrake and Paula Dennis for second terms, Linda Beers from Essex County Public Health, and Florence Sears, a farmland owner in Crown Point. As always, nominations will be accepted from the floor for the Board of Directors. They will also be awarding our Friends of Extension Awards to Essex County Public Health, AuSable Valley Central School and Keene Central School. Call 962-4810 ext 0 or to RSVP.

WADHAMS — Join the Wednesday night lectures at the Wadhams Free Library continue on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. with “Moonlight in Wadhams: Beethoven and the Sonata,” a talk with musical accompaniment by pianist Rose Chancler, a Wadhams resident, who is a frequent performer as soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher. She has played solo recitals and concerto performances across America. She is a founding member and Artistic Director of the new-music series Piano by Nature in Elizabethtown. She also performs as a part of the Ricochet Duo, with UK marimbist Jane Boxall. Free and open to the public. For information, call 962-8717.

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ell Halloween is over and things were very quiet here in Willsboro, that was good and thank you for the group that had the community Halloween event at the local school. By the time you read this elections will be over and no more campaign advertizing, but now it will be to start flooding the air waves with Christmas things that we must give as gifts. Reminder that the special diner and program honoring our veterans will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Willsboro School cafeteria site starting at 5:30 p.m. All Veterans that would like to attend you need to make reservations now call Vickie Dickerson 963-4459 or Stan Dickinson 963-7772 now. Happy to see the progress at the Healing Garden's site down in the Memorial Cemetery, this past week the granite stone base for the angel was put into place, this is a big step in reaching their goal in quite a short time period. They will have a booth at the School craft fair on Nov. 17, where you can offer a donation or purchase some of their items. The New Beginnings group that meets each month and enjoy a meal together, had stopped the breakfast gathering this summer; we have once again started to meet on the second Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at the Sportsmans Dinnette. So come join us this is a group that have lost their spouses

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he peaks of the Jay Range have snow on them this morning, and our leaves are nearly gone except for a high bush cranberry in the garden. Amy had given it a hard pruning with the hope it would die, but instead it sent up four foot shoots that have still green leaves near the ground and wine and pale yellow leaves at the tops. The Jay Range is the imposing massif to the west best seen from Vermont, a fortress of lower mountains guarding the high peaks. I’ve always thought the view of the Adirondacks from Vermont is much more interesting than our view of the Green Mountains, but then the Greens are part of the staid and predictable Appalachian chain, whereas the geologically unrelated Adirondacks are an edge of the hodge-podge Canadian Shield. On Nov. 13, Colin Wells takes a look at “Gulliver ’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift. This much-loved book about Mr. Gulliver ’s adventures has never gone out of print since it was first published nearly 300 years ago. Colin’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m.


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pparently I not only needed information on the exact time BUT also the right day as well from Mary Anne Goff at the Keeseville Free Library. The next pre-school reading will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. “It’s Turkey Time” is the theme of this story time. My apologies to Mary Anne and column readers for my erroneous information last week. Again, everything done at the library is always done extremely well. As always, my many heartfelt thanks to Mary Anne and staff for providing our community with such a first rate library. Another very exciting email that came my way is concerning an upcoming Keeseville Farmer ’s Market event. On Saturday, Nov. 17, from two to six p.m. there will be a holiday Market running in conjunction with the village sponsored lighting of the trees along Front Street. Anyone who was lucky enough to attend any of the summer ’s Farmer ’s Markets will know we are in for a great treat including music, re-


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Voters out early on Election Day By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — The polls opened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 6. At the Town offices in Westport four people were already there waiting to cast their vote for their candidates. Sheila Borden, the Westport Town Clerk, came early to open up the building and was the first one to cast her vote for the presidential and local election at the polling station. “I was honored to be the first person to vote, it’s good to see a lot of people taking the election seriously and getting out the door early to give support to their candidate,” Borden said. Many of the people interviewed said they voted by their party all the way through the ballot. Even third party voters. “I am a conservative, so I need to vote on my platform, even if there aren’t that many of us in this area, by voting I’m letting people know there are some of us out here,” Stephen McDonald said. Though there were no candidates running exclusively on the Conservative ballot, McDonald said the Republican candidates were endorsed by the conservative party and believed the parties shared common values. Though Democratic voters are lower in the Northern part of the state than statewide, Jennifer Moore said she chose to vote to reelect Obama based on the core values he represents such as his concern for foreign policy, his plan for economic recovery and social issues. “I think he has the greater good in mind based on my own personal beliefs,” Moore said. Some voters, who had previously voted against their party by voting for Obama in the 2008 election, voted against the incumbent for change. “I’m voting for the economy, we have to vote for someone who believes in small businesses and put us on the right track,” Ofa Vaiciulis said. “I think Romney’s plan could be the answer.” Vaiciulis, who is in the process of starting a small Adult Care and assisted living business said she hopes Romney’s plan can help her and others.

Roger Adams of Westport casts his vote on Nov. 6 for the candidates of his choice. Adams was one of the first to vote at the Westport polling site. Photo by Katherine Clark

“I hope he can somehow find a way to reduce the deficit,” Vaiciulis said. Some of the voters asked by the Valley News said they looked at their choices as limited by the two candidates. “I had to choose the lesser of two evils, I wish there had been another option because I don’t feel the I would choose either if I had a choice,” Matt Taber said. For the first time, ballot scanning machines were used for the presidential election. Polling volunteer Sue Sherman said the machines have proven to be a huge advantage at the polling stations. “The older punch card voting machines, sometimes the ballots would come out virtually unrecognizable,” Sherman said. “With the new program the votes are scanned and dropped into the machine. If there is a problem with the machine we have the ballots to count.” Some people have told Sherman they like the old system better but she said it was a good thing the voters had the last three years to get to know the system before it was used for the national election. The polls closed at 9 p.m. and the winners were not yet announced by the Valley News’ press time on Tuesday. For more information on the voting results go to our website at

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Dain Venne Continued from page 1 Scozzafava said all flags in the town and village of Port Henry will fly at half mast in honor of Venne. The Essex County Board of Supervisors honored Venne during its Nov. 5 meeting. Randy Douglas of Jay, board chairman, directed all county flags to be flown at half mast. “I want to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of Dain Venne,” Douglas said. “The pride, honor and bravery with which he served deserves our respect. I hope they (parents) can find comfort in their son’s legacy of service.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in honor of the fallen soldiers. “Along with all New Yorkers, I mourn the deaths of Specialist Gornewicz, Specialist Jayne and Staff Sgt. Venne,” Cuomo said. “These young men were all volunteers who lived and worked in our communities and gave their lives for our great country. We extend our condolences to their friends, their families and their fellow soldiers.” In 2011 Venne received the Firefighter Commendation Medal from the Port Henry Fire Department for his life saving actions while rescuing several stranded victims during Tropical Storm Lee. His father, Brian Venne, accepted the award on his behalf to a standing ovation since Venne was serving in Afghanistan. “He was an outstanding firefighter, a perfect gentleman,” said Jim Hughes, Port Henry fire chief. “It’s a reflection on his family how he carried himself, very respectful to his fellow firefighters. You couldn’t ask for a better person, better son — an outstanding, overall good and decent human being. He took an interest in youth sports and education. He worked with kids and I was very impressed that he could reach out to a young mind and make an impression. He had an ability to teach and educate.” Essex County Emergency Services Director Donald Jaquish, a Moriah resident, said Venne was an outstanding member of the community. “He got a medal for helping rescue a child during the flood last year,” Jaquish said. “It’s very sad. He was athletic and a very good boy.” A 2001 Moriah Central School graduate, Venne was an outstanding student and athlete. He was named to the 2000 all-state football team as a running back and linebacker by the New York State Sports Writers Association. “He was a great, great kid — no, he was an outstanding man,” said Bill Larrow, Moriah Central School superintendent. “He was a true leader, a model student and someone the entire community looked up to. “I really don’t know what to say,” he continued. “He was one of the very best. He believed in the military, he believed in his mission.” Don Tesar, Moriah football coach, said Venne exemplified all the qualities he hopes to find in a player, student and person. “He was Moriah football,” Tesar said. “He lived it his entire life. He practiced hard, played hard and demanded respect from opponents and teammates. He was a great football player and a great kid to be around. He made everyone and everything around him better. He was a real leader.” Tesar said he and his coaches will discuss ways to honor Venne’s memory. The Vikings play in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D quarterfinals Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rensselaer in Schuylerville. “The kids all know him because his mother is a teacher at school and they know what he accomplished,” Tesar said. “He’s a role model for our players today.” Larrow said school administrators will meet to discuss a tribute. “We want to honor Dain and his family,” Larrow said. “His mother is a member of our faculty. We’re all very close to the Venne family.” Since the Afghan War began in 2001 2,146 American soldiers have died there, 282 this year.

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George Moore is joined by his family as he accepted the 2012 Good Scout Award from the Twin Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh Oct. 30. The event was hosted by Congressman Bill Owens and featured keynote speaker John E. Jablonski, Eagle Scout and president of Clinton Community College. Moore is the Founder of George Moore Truck & Equipment Corporation.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital has rescheduled its Women’s Health Night that was cancelled as a precaution in response to the threat of bad weather from Hurricane Sandy. The health screening will take place on Nov. 15 from 3 until 6 p.m. in the hospital lobby and boardroom areas. This free event is hosted by both the hospital auxiliary and radiology department. It is open to the public and includes speakers, osteoporosis screening, health-related information, body mass index assessment, and blood pressure check. The night’s featured speaker, Gynecologist Lynne Macco will be offering information about health screening recommendations. Dr. Macco will explain the various opinions and offer her advice, so that women will have a clear understanding of what’s best for their particular situation. She will also offer information about acupuncture as a treatment option for a number of issues including migraine, pelvic pain, incontinence, eczema, and more.

Flu clinic in Jay JAY — A flu clinic will be held at the Town of Jay Community Center Gym in Au Sable Forks Nov. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. In or out of Essex County residents are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged and forms are available at the Town of Jay Supervisor ’s Office. Cost is $30 per vaccine; Medicare or Medicaid Free of Charge.

Thanksgiving dinner set WESTPORT — The congregation and friends of the Westport Federated Church will again be offering a Thanksgiving Dinner to the community at 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in the WFC fellowship hall. All are welcome. For information, call 962-8293.

OBITUARIES RALPH A. EVENS, JR. DECEMBER 19, 1934 - NOVEMBER 03, 2012 Ralph A. Evens, Jr., 77, of shall and children Gabriel Windy Valley Farm, Westand Cycle; Peter and Katrina port, passed away on Saturand their children Jamie and day November 3, 2012 at her husband Mike LaBarge CVPH Medical Center in and children Claire and Plattsburgh. He Caitlin, and Jenwas born on Denifer and her cember 19, 1934 husband Curtis in Glens Falls, Seegars and chilNY to Ralph Sr. dren Matthew and Wyona and Mya; (Hendrix) Evens. William and Sally and their chilAfter spending dren Martin and his younger Leslie and her years in the husband Tom Glens Falls and Reynolds and Port Henry arson Shelton; Keleas, he met and married Cely and her husband Dwayne cile J. Nadeau on January 17, Stevens and their children 1957 in Ticonderoga. They John and his wife Chloe, spent many of their 55 years Joshua, and Jessie, and Tina of marriage raising their six and Tim Wright and children children on the family farms Brandon, Rachael, Bruce, in Westport. Tucker, Trevor and Timothy Ralph worked at InternationSpencer; and an "adopted" al Paper in Ticonderoga, was granddaughter Lydia Wuest. a member of the National Ralph is also survived by his Guard, worked as a salesman siblings, George Evens and selling seed corn for Muncy his wife Sally, Marjorie Chief, in addition to being a Eaton, Joan Czarnecki, lifelong dairy farmer. Ralph Lawrence Evens and his wife was involved with the Dorris, John Evens, Earl Dairylea Milk Cooperative Evens, Ann Dushane and her for over 50 years, serving as husband Howard, and the local president for many Thomas Evens and his wife of those years. He also served Donna. A brother-in-law on the Farm Service Agency Norman Nadeau and sistersCommittee, Farmland Protecin-law Sheila Witherbee, tion Board, Cornell CooperaKatherine Jean Charboneau, tive Extension Board, Essex Barbara Reeb, Barbara County Farm Bureau, and Nadeau, and Donna Leavens, the Essex County Agriculturas well as several nieces, al Society. He was a true adnephews and cousins survive vocate for farmers and the him. farming community. In addition to his parents, Ralph enjoyed spending time Ralph is pre-deceased by his policing the farm on his brother Gerald Evens, Sr., Mule, going to farm auctions, brothers in-law William and examining antique tractors, Ronald Nadeau, sister in-law doing field work with "The Norma Baker and greatBoss." He also loved watchgrandson Kayden Marshall. ing football and western Arrangements are with the movies and lived for a heated Harland Funeral Home in debate on nearly any topic Port Henry. Calling hours but especially politics. Most will be held from 4pm- 7pm of all what put the twinkle in Tuesday November 6th. A his eye was spending time memorial services will be with his grandchildren and held Wednesday November great -grandchildren. 7th at 11am at the funeral Ralph is survived by his wife home with a procession to and six children and their follow traveling by Windy families: Mark and his wife Valley Farm to New Burt Diana and their children Joan Cemetery in Whallonsburg and her husband Jeremy for the burial service. Doyle, daughter Shannon, Memorial donations in and Kevin; Brian and his Ralph's memory may be children Bryan and April and made to the Westport Emerher companion John Margency Squad.

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PTO to host benefit walk WESTPORT — The Westport Parent Teacher Organization is hosting “Fly Like an Eagle” 5K Fun Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Westport Central School. Registration is 8 to 8:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. Race starts at 9 a.m. Race fee is $5 for students, $10 for adults ($25 max per family). Pancake breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. for $5 per person, or free for all runners. Come for the race, the breakfast or both. For registration forms visit or stop by the Westport Central School office. All proceeds support classroom and academic initiatives. For more information contact Laura Sells-Doyle, 962-4049.

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Zoe Brugger Lobdell, Kathi Desjardins and Janet Hoff do their best to see, hear and speak no evil at Westport Central School. Photo by Keith Lobdell 17, between 6 and 8 p.m. The donation is $15 a person. The event includes wine tasting and eatables including a spiral cut baked ham, breads, cheeses and sweets. The variety of wines to taste is from the Boquet Liquor Shop in Elizabethtown. The Silent Auction items include a June

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WESTPORT — It's that time of year again at Westport Central School: the seniors are busy filling out college applications and arranging for their interviews and rehearsing for the senior play. Come see "14 More Ways to Screw up Your College Interview." This comedy, packed with some wacky characters, will shed some light onto what should be a serious situation. Watch as two college recruiters look for students to fill next year's class. If the college interview process isn't enough stress for the seniors, they will take a behind-the-door look at what a casting director has to go through just to cast a play in "Bad Auditions by Bad Actors." Both one act comedies are written by Ian McWethy. Please support the senior class by attending their performance Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Bulles Auditorium. Before the show, join the Class of 2014 for deserts from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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AuSable Valley, Elizabethtown-Lewis girls; Lake Placid boys champs By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — The AuSable Valley Lady Patriots, Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions and Lake Placid Blue Bombers boys soccer program each claimed sectional championships at the Plattsburgh Sports Complex, part of a busy section A championship weekend.

Class C girls Going into halftime, the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots knew they were off. They had controlled the tempo of the game throughout the first 40 minutes of the Section VII/Class C girls title game Nov. 1 against Northern Adirondack, but were locked in a tight, 0-0 contest. The Lady Pats figured it out during the intermission, scoring three times in the final 40 minutes while holding a 15-4 overall shot advantage and forcing 14 corner kicks compared to one for the Lady Bobcats in earning the 3-0 win. “Coach talked about us working harder and working together as a team,” Meghan Strong, who scored the first goal of the game in the 54th minute, said. “We were not really connecting in the first half,” captain Rachel Knapp said. “We had good chances, but we were just not able to finish. We knew how important this game was and that we needed it to click in the second half.” “We really didn’t do what we wanted to in the first half,” head coach Bruce Bourgeois said. “We knew that NAC was going to come out and hustle, but we knew too if we could get the ball deep, then we would pin them back on defense.” That was exactly what happened to start the second half, as the Patriots controlled play for the first 14 minutes. In the 54th minute, Knapp hit her second consecutive corner kick on an offensive attack for the Pats, arcing the ball high

Taylor Saltus, 5, scored two goals for the Patriots in the Class C girls soccer finals. Also pictured are Priscilla Coats, 8, and Maddy Rondeau. Photo by Keith Lobdell

in front of the Bobcats net. “All I was looking for was a head to come up and strike it,” Knapp said. That head was Strong’s. “It was a beautiful ball and I tried my best to get it right on goal,” Strong said. “It was a very important goal. That is what got our spirit up knowing that we could score.” “She is one of the tiny ones, but she gets some air,” Knapp said about Strong. “It was a great goal because after that, we got the momentum going.” Ten minutes later, Strong was on the giving end, gaining possession of the ball and putting a cross in on the NAC net, finding the head of Taylor Saltus. “It was great to see her head come up and hit the ball,” Strong said. “I was just trying to get a good head on the ball,” Saltus said. Bourgeois was very impressed by the pair of goals. “We have not had two head-ball goals all season,” he said. “They were beautiful Nzoni Thomspon defends against Seton Catholic as Haile Thompson follows the goals. Oh, my God, they were beautiful play. Photo by Keith Lobdell

goals.” Saltus found her name in the scoring column again in the 75th minute, as Maddy Rondeau passes a ball toward goal that Saltus made a diving play on with her feet for the score. The Patriots then played with a defensive set for the rest of the game, as the Bobcats recorded three of their four shots in the final five minutes. “The defenders played awesome as usual,” Bourgeois said. “Bryce Douglass was great in goal. Sumra Sikandar, Logan Snow, Priscilla Coats, Sierra Snow and Tiffany Evans allow me to rotate and adapt to what we need to do on defense and they played a great game.” Douglass finished with four saves, while Bobcat goalie Stephanie Snide recorded seven in the loss. The Bobcats best scoring chance came in the first half when Magan Magee appeared to beat out Logan Snow for a breakaway opportunity. However, officials called that Magee tripped Snow, ending the threat. The Patriots next play in Plattsburgh on Election Night, Nov. 6, facing either Tupper Lake or Canton in the regional semifinals.

Class C boys The time has come for Lake Placid boys varsity soccer. Haile Thompson scored goals in the 35th and 68th minutes as the Blue Bombers earned their first-ever Section VII/Class C boys soccer championship, beating Seton Catholic 2-0 on Nov. 1. “It’s unexplainable. It feels great,” Thompson said. “I am never going to forget this, that’s for sure.” “My job at the beginning of the season was to win two games,” head coach Stuart Hemsley said. “The two games we had to win were the

semifinals and finals of sectionals to put a banner on the wall that they have never done in the history of the school.” While the Bombers controlled possession throughout most of the first half, it was a counter attack out of the Knights end of the field that opened up the scoring. Kegan Barney put a ball in toward the Seton net, and Thompson was able to collect the rebound and score the opening goal of the game. “We have been moving the ball pretty well,” Thompson said. “We have had a solid defense that clears the ball out and we have been able to capitalize on solid chances.” Hemsley said that he joked with his team about the nature of the goal. “I asked them, how do you like that scrappy goal,” Hemsley said. “A goal is a goal. It does not go down Lake Placid one scrappy goal one good one; it goes down as Lake Placid 2-0.” Thompson scored again in the 68th minute, connecting with his head on a corner kick by Andrew Meister. The Bombers ended with a 20-9 advantage in shots, with Knights goalie Keagan Briggs making 10 saves and Chris Korzdiel recording four saves to earn the clean sheet. The Bombers also held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. Thompson said that the title was a goal of the team, which has been progressing since his sophomore year. “A lot of us as seniors have been playing together on varsity since sophomore year and we have been progressing really well over those three years and coming together,” he said. “I teach them the way that I learned the game and the way that I played the game,” Hemsley said. “We have got a lot of raw talent and some fast kids. You add talent to speed and you can beat any team in any one game. I wanted to make them better and we were able to be better than our section right now.” However, Hemsley said that he was hoping for improvement as the team prepares for the regional finals, to be played at Plattsburgh High on Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon. “It will be a little bit better than it was tonight, I hope,” he said. “We played a little bit too much in our end. Hemsley added that he was looking forward to the regionals and always gets excited when it comes to tournament play. “It’s cup football, and we love cup football back home,” he said. “I was a giant killer back home. I don’t think that we did any giant killing here, but next week we start going after some teams that no one knows and maybe we can start doing some giant killing.”

Class D girls For the past two years, the Chazy Lady Eagles have dominated the state in Class D soccer. For the last eight years, they have done the same in Section VII. Both streaks came to an end Nov. 3, as the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions got goals from Kylee Cassavaugh and Jasmine Barnes to score a 2-0 win over the consecutive two-time state champs. “There’s not even words to describe - you want to cry you are so happy,” Kearsten Ashline, who made six saves to earn a clean sheet in goal, said. “We had a lot of support and we played like a team all season long.” See SOCCER, Page 19

McCormick earns two sectional titles for AuSable Valley in the pool By Keith Lobdell CLINTONVILLE — The Plattsburgh High girls swim team earned the Section VII title Nov. 3 in the AuSable Valley pool while eight swimmers from PHS and AuSable Valley punched their tickets to the NYSPHSAA meet. The Hornets scored 421 points in winning the sectional title, almost doubling second place finisher Peru 223. AuSable Valley finished third with 220 points, while Moriah was fourth with 166 points. Seven of the eight individuals heading to the state meet were from Plattsburgh, with Amanda Leonard, Alexis Kelley and Brooke Kelley each earning two individual titles and two relay titles. “I started crying (after my first race) but I knew that I had to keep going,” Leonard, a junior who won the 50 and 100 free along with being part of the 400 free and 200 medley relay, said. “It was a real competitive field and I knew I would have to have a good time.”

sonal best and that was what I was aiming for.” “I left it all out in the pool,” sophomore Alexis Kelley, individual 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke champion along with 400 free and 200 medley relay champ, said. “I try to set my goals high and when I meet Emily McCormick qualified for the NYSPHSAA finals with wins in the 200 and 500 yard them, I am refreestyle. Photo by Keith Lobdell ally excited. Both Kelley “I was so excited,” eighth grader Brooke sisters talked about the excitement they have Kelley, individual 200 medley and 100 swimming with and against each other. breaststroke along with 400 free and 200 “We push each other a lot in practice,” medley relay, said. “I was going for my per-

Brooke said. “I love to swim with her,” Alexis said. “She is so good and I am so proud of her.” Kelsey Primard qualified for states as part of the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams. Brin Keyser also qualified for two state relay teams in the 200 and 400 free relays. Niki Rodgers and Toni Lavalley both qualified for states in the 200 free relay. “They have been working off each other every day in the pool,” PHS head coach Jay Ruff said about his team. “Most of their times are very close, and it is good to see that work pay off.” The host Patriots were not shutout at their meet, with eighth-grader Emily McCormick winning the 200 and 500 freestyle events. “She is a worker,” AVCS head coach Andy Johnson said. “Every day she puts in the time and works harder than anyone else.” “It’s awesome and I am really happy that I did it,” McCormick said. “My goal was to have a good race and I just wanted to be my personal best time. This is a really big deal for me.”


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Patriots dig their way to sectional volleyball crown Armstrong’s By Keith Lobdell off to cross country states

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Seton Catholic’s Margaret Champagne defended her Section VII individual cross country title Nov. 2, while Jeriqho Gadway of Plattsburgh High scored his first title at the Cobble Hill Golf Course. “I had more racing experience and I knew what I wanted to do,” Champagne said about her second title. “I really like this course with all of the hills. I wanted to go out hard and try to keep ahead of everyone.” Champagne crossed the line in a time of 18:05, 25 seconds ahead of Peru’s Ashley Leta. “The beginning was easy, in the middle of the ace the hills were hard,” Gadway said. “The second time is a little difficult going up the hill. It is a really nice course.” Gadway Nina Armstrong said that he had rolled an ankle training for the event, but he still ran a dominating race, crossing the line in 15:14, 12 seconds ahead of Mitchell Ryan of Seton Catholic. Champagne said she was prepared to return to states. “I am really excited and I am just going to try and do my best there,” she said. Team championships went to Peru in Class B, Saranac in Class C and Seton Catholic in Class D. Peru was the top team at the meet. After Champagne and Leta, the top 10 finishers included Melissa Whyman (Seton), Nina Armstrong (Lake Placid), Meghan Mazella (Peru), Lexi Blockson (Saranac), Maria Remillard (Peru), Cheyanne Dobozy (Peru), Gabby Armstrong (Lake Placid) and Elizabeth Uliva (Peru). Boys team titles went to Peru in Class B, Beekmantown in Class C and Ticonderoga in Class D, with the Sentinels beating Beekmantown for the overall title. On the boys side, Colin Quackenbush (Beekmantown), Evan Page (Seton), Javeed Nazir (Ticonderoga), Josh Wade (Saranac), Zach LePage (Saranac), Jon Graziane (Beekmantown), Tyler Belden (Ticonderoga) and Shawn Silliman (Ticonderoga). Peru will send their girls team to the state tournament as well as boys team as the lone Class B representative. In Class C, the girls team will be led by Saranac’s Blockson, Elysha O’Connell, Janyll Barber, Taylor Manor, Abby Cerne, Alexis Bruno and Victoria Yip. They will be joined by Elena Beideck of Saranac Lake, Samantha Smith of Northeastern Clinton, Johanna Mohrs of Saranac Lake, Clair Deshaies of Plattsburgh High and Rayanne Canet of Plattsburgh High. Beekmantown’s Quackenbush, Graziane, Jordan West, Cory Couture, Patrick Sullivan, Brandon Couture and Myles West will be part of the boys team along with Gadway, Josh Wade of Saranac, Zach LePage of Saranac, Justin Liechty of Saranac and Keenan HuntStone of Plattsburgh High. In Class D, the Seton Catholic girls will send Champagne, Whyman, Maddy Munn, Dana Chapman, Lauren Grant and Rebecca Dumars and will be joined by Nina and Gabby Armstrong, Naomi Folks of Ticonderoga, Hannah Herbst of Ticonderoga and Markie TeReile of Ticonderoga. The Sentinels boys team will send Nazir, Belden, Silliman, Jacob Young, Kody Parrott, Martin Glazer and Milo Stricker. They will be joined by Ryan, Page, Karl Schultz of Lake Placid, Corey Detwiler of Lake Placid and Steven Murray of Seton.

PLATTSBURGH — The Beekmantown Eagles made it through their second straight Section VII season without dropping a single set, capturing the Class B title with a 2511, 25-9 and 25-16 victory over the Peru Indians Nov. 3 at Clinton Community College. “We played very well,” Eagles head coach Shana Hileman said. “Peru came out serving tough and really tested our serve-receive game and that was good for us. We got a lot of first touches to the target.” Hileman said the team put in a lot of work to win their 51 straight sets in league and sectional play. “They did a lot of work in the off-season and a lot of it is starting to pay off,” Hileman said. “Shannon Ryan has gotten a lot stronger as a hitter and we remember the feeling last year when Johnstown got to 25 before we did. When we get into the gym, there are no excuses.” Kendra Lafountain had seven digs for the Eagles, while Michaela Lafountain had 16 assists and four kills, Shannon Ryan had nine kills and Emily Anderson had nine aces and 4 digs. Brittany Kelso had four aces for the Indians, with Lea Perry adding six assists.

Class C The AuSable Valley Patriots completed the season sweep of the Plattsburgh High Hornets with a four game, 25-14, 25-18, 20-25, 25-16 victory to claim the Class C title. “This was our goal from the end of last season,” Patriots head coach Sandra Hoey said. “This is what we were shooting for and the girls worked hard all year to get this ti-

Belle O’Toole attempts to block the attack of Plattsburgh High’s Kadijah Brown. Photo by Keith Lobdell

tle today.” “I know that I can trust all of the girls on my team,” senior setter Belle O’Toole said. “We have been practicing hard and improving all season.” O’Toole finished with 26 assists and eight digs while Noelle Miller had 14 kills and five aces; Lindsay Brown had seven kills and digs; Miranda Sheffer had nine digs, eight kills and seven aces; Shelby Bourgeois had seven kills; Alexandra Lincoln 18 digs; Miranda O’Neill nine digs, eight aces and seven kills; and Mirissa O’Neill eight digs. Katie Dwyer had eight digs for the Hornets, with Rachel Rebideau adding seven digs; Kadijah Brown nine kills; Taylor Witkiewicz seven digs and six kills; Kayla Boise 16 digs; Kianna Dragoon 16 assists and five digs; and Deanna LaBarge 15 assists, six

kills and four blocks.

Class D The Northern Adirondack Bobcats took Lake Placid’s best shot in the first game, edging out a 25-23 win before winning the next two games, 25-18 and 25-16, to earn the Class D crown. Shonni Velazquez had five digs and four kills for the Bobcats, while Hannah Charland adding eight kills, six aces and five digs; Emma Trombley 11 assists; MacKenzie Fountain eight assists; Zoey Varin seven kills and Olivia Barnaby five digs. Lindsey Howe had four kills and three aces for the Blue Bombers, with 10 digs for Taylor Maiorca and six kills for Serina Hayes.

Red Storm remain undefeated; Lumberjacks fall CLINTONVILLE — The Peru Indians, Saranac Lake Red Storm and Moriah Vikings reminded their respective Section X foes which side used to own the Northern Football Conference Nov. 3. The day started in Clintonville, as the Red Storm scored 35 unanswered points to turn a 7-6 edge into a 42-12 trouncing of Ogdensburg Free Academy. Matt Phelan continued his impressive season as the Storm signal-caller, connecting for three touchdown passes while running for another. Phelan connected with Kevin Morgan from 10 yards out to open the scoring after OFA deferred on the coin toss to give the Red Storm a 7-0 lead. After OFA scored to cut the lead to 7-6, Phelan again found Morgan for a 65yard scoring play. Phelan closed out the scoring in the first quarter with a 40-yard run while closing out his team’s scoring in the third quarter on a 34-yard pass to Seth Pickreign. Phelan finished 12-for-14 passing for 256 yards and three scores while rushing for a total of 26 yards. Morgan finished

Lance Ackerson, 24, scored two touchdowns for the Red Storm, here getting an extra boost from lineman Kellen Munn, 76. Photo by Keith Lobdell with 87 receiving yards while Pickreign had 122 total yards. Lance Ackerson added 30 yards rushing anc scored from 15 and three yards out in the second quarter. In the nightcap, the Peru Indians broke open a 7-0 game at halftime with 28 points in the second half, 21 in the final quarter, to score a 35-0 win against Franklin Academy.

Soccer Continued from page 18 “We had our ups and downs all season and fought hard to make it here,” Barnes said. “It’s awesome - there’s no other feeling like this,” Cassavaugh said. “I don’t know how to describe it,” head coach Steve Denton said. “They played awesome today. We needed to win all of the 50-50 balls against this team and we did.” One 50-50 ball the Lions won came in the 20th minute, when Katie Decker settled a goal kick from Chazy and got the ball to Cassavaugh, who hit the ball low to the left side post. “I am supposed to stand at the top of the box in case there is a mis-hit,” Cassavaugh said. “I was looking for the shot. Coach tells us to shoot from outside the 18. I was thrilled when it went in.” Following the goal, Cassavaugh went from striker to sweeper, playing defense for the rest of the game. “We talked about doing that, but I did-

Four different players scored five times on the ground for the Indians, with Hunter Bruno scoring from two and one yards, totaling 49 yards from scrimmage. Mackenzie LaRocque scored the opening touchdown from 12 yards in the first quarter. He finished with 92 rushing yards. After a pair of Bruno scores, Tim Remillard scored on a three

n’t think it was going to happen right away,” she said. “Kylee has such a knack for the ball and such great feet,” Denton said. “We work on finishing chances all the time and tonight we were able to twice.” The second came in the 66th minute, when the Lions attacked into the Eagles penalty box off a throw in. Crystal Grady was able to get a shot off, and the deflection found the foot of Barnes. “I was hoping for a chance,” Barnes said. “I saw the opening, took the shot and I was able to get a foot on it.” “They made the opportunities happen and we couldn’t,” Chazy head coach Karin Sherman Trombley said. “It’s hard to beat a good team three times in a season. We have a young team and had a long road. Anything can happen in the post season.” The Lions held a 3-0 shot advantage in the first half, but were out-shot 10-2 in the second. Both teams had three corner kicks.

yard play in the fourth quarter as he finished with 91 yards rushing and 47 yards receiving. Rivelino Hendrix closed the scoring for the Indians in the fourth quarter, totaling 25 yards rushing. Quarterback Blake Altizer finished six-of 14 for 57 yards, a low total for Section VII’s top passer, but did not throw and interception as the Indians ran for a total of 274 yards and all five scores. In Class D, the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks and Moriah Vikings played a defensive thriller in the first round of the state regional tournament, with the Vikings scoring at the end of the third quarter to earn a 12-7 victory Nov. 2 in Massena. Jeremy Roussel had 46 yards rushing for the Lumberjacks, who finished the season at 3-7. Mitch Keniston was 11-for-22 passing for 117 yards and one score, finding Brock Tarbox on a 29 yard pass play to give the team a 7-6 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter. Tarbox finished with 78 receiving yards.

Kylee Cassavuagh looks to control the ball against Chazy. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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November 10, 2012

Cold weather heats up the Big Game Hunting Season


he landscape has begun to take on a decidedly winter-like cast, as a fresh covering of snow recently secured a white cap atop most of the peaks in the upper elevations. Snow cover is a most welcome occurrence for big game hunters, as it serves to record the tracks, traffic and behavior patterns of numerous animals, especially whitetail deer. Last week’s rain and high winds served to denude the hardwoods as it opened up the woods. The lingering leaf cover will likely fall soon, as cooler temperatures and additional snowfall combine to knock foliage to the ground. The fresh snow cover is most welcome, as it records travel patterns and offers a contrasting background to highlight the natural brown camouflage of a whitetail. As usual, heavy frosts will produce noisy ground cover and leaves will crunch loudly whether under boots, or hooves. The annual rut appears to be in full swing, and scrapes and buck rubs are springing up nearly everywhere. Over the next two weeks, bucks will be chasing does as the look for love in all the wrong places. It is the peak of the season for deer hunters. DEC records indicate the majority of antlered deer are typically harvested during the timeframe of the first two weeks of November. To date, I’ve also been getting reports from a lot of local hunters about a number of unexpected camp pests they’ve been encountering already this season. Finding a mouse in the house, or a few at hunting camp is not unusual occurrence. It is to be expected especially during this time of year when mice populations are booming all over the North Country. Traditionally, such an explosion would not be cause for alarm, especially since colder weather drives the critters to seek shelter indoors. However, mice are no longer to be considered just an annoying little nuisance. Typically they pilfer crackers or crumbs from under the picnic table, or chew up a few napkins to make a next. However, it turns out mice can actually

be deadly! Recently, DEC confirmed a hiker’s claim that he contracted the Hantavirus as a result of a mouse bite. Reportedly, he was bitten on the finger while camping during the summer months. The leanto where the incident occurred is located in the High Peaks Mice are vectors for the transmission of Hantavirus, which was responsible for a number of fatalities in the Four Corners region of the Southwest. Center for Disease Control officials believe mouse urine, saliva and feces can spread the virus. It can be contracted through contact or simply by breathing the dust. Deer mice are to be found all across the country, primarily in the woodlands. So it should come as no surprise that residents of rural areas account for over three quarters the infections nationwide. Compounding the danger of the outdoors is the ever increasing threat of Lyme disease. There appears to be an unusually high incidence of deer ticks this season. I’ve already had to pluck a few ticks off myself. Numerous hunters have complained about the problem, which appears to be much worse in the Champlain Valley than in the Tri Lakes region. The apparent increase in tick populations has been attributed to the increasingly warmer weather, and the popularity of taking the family along on vacation. Autumn is considered high season for adult deer ticks, since it is the season when nymphs begin to morph into adult ticks. Typically they require blood prior to the beginning of cold weather dormancy. However, ticks do not hibernate and they are active as long as temperatures remain above freezing. There is a public misconception that they disappear in cool weather, but ticks are active when the weather stays above freezing. Adult ticks can emerge on warm days in autumn, winter or spring and can attach themselves to clothing or to fur at any time. Although the nymphs are believed to be responsible for a majority of Lyme disease cases, infected adult ticks can also pass on the disease. However, ticks and mice aren’t the only pests hunters have had to deal with this season. Prior to the recent cold snap, it was not uncommon to battle swarms of mosquitoes while enjoying an afternoon watch. Of course, mosquitoes are known to carry the West Nile virus. It’s difficult to remain still and

This bobcat was a frequent visitor to a birdfeeder located outside a local home, for most of the last winter. Notice the tufts of hair on the tip of the ears. Photo by John Fadden

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LAKE PLACID — Casting with Plaster Class, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 9 a.m.-noon. $15. LAKE PLACID — Met Live showing: Tempest, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 1 p.m. $16. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market , Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.1p.m. 523-2512, WESTPORT — Crafts and Baked Goods Sale, Westport Federated Church, 7 Baybreeze Lane, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Making Arrow Head Class, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $80. LAKE PLACID — Second Saturday Storytime to celebrate International Drum Month, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. 523-2950.

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WADHAMS — The Veteran's Organizations of Essex County to hold an observance of Veteran's Day, Essex County Veteran's Cemetery, County Rte 8, 11a.m. 873-2138. JAY — Roy Book Binder, acoustic blues guitarist, singersongwriter, and storyteller to perform, Amos and Julia Ward Theater, Intersection of Rte 9N and 86. 4 p.m. 946-7592. AUSABLE VALLEY — Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for the Kelly Family, American Legion, 11 Mc Crea Street, 4- 7 p.m. $7, $5. LAKE PLACID — Wing Wars 5, Wiseguys, 11 School Street, noon-4 p.m. $12.

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LAKE PLACID — ORDA Job Fair for the upcoming 2012‘13 winter season at ORDA’s Olympic venues, Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, 7 Whiteface Inn Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WADHAMS — MOONLIGHT IN WADHAMS: Beethoven and the Sonata, Wadhams Free library, 763 New York 22 Scenic, 7:30 p.m. 962-8717. LAKE PLACID — Open Knitting Gatherine, Adirondack Yarns, 2241 Saranac Ave, 6-8 p.m.

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JAY — Flu Clinic, Town of Jay Community Center Gym, 1-2 p.m. $30. Medicare or Medicaid Free of Charge. 6472204. WILLSBORO — New Ecumenical Women’s Video Bible Study, Willsboro Methodist Church, 3731 Main St, 963-7924. LAKE PLACID — Ukulele, Beginning & Beyond, Class, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 6-7:30 p.m. $65.

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Saturday, Nov. 17

WESTPORT — “Fly Like an Eagle” Fun Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast, Westport Central School. registration: 8 a.m. $10, $5 students, ($25 max per family). Breakfast 9:30a.m., 962-4049. WILLSBORO — Willsboro United Methodist Church to hold 26th Annual Holiday Craft Sale, 3734 Main St, 10 a.m.3 p.m. WESTPORT — The Westport Library to hold annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction, 6 Harris Lane, 6-8 p.m. $15 a person. 962-2344 LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.1p.m. 523-2512, UPPER JAY— The Climate Reality Project presentation by Sandra Fallon, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 2 p.m. WILLSBORO — St. Philip of Jesus Church 7th Annual Holiday Fair, Main Street, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Holiday craft sale set WILLSBORO — The Willsboro United Methodist Church invites the public to the 26th Annual Holiday Craft Sale Friday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be offering: homemade candy, recycled Christmas items, baked goods, new craft items, "gently used" sweaters and grandma's attic treasures and a used book sale as well as our youths' sale table and Reber United Methodist Church crafts and baked goods The annual Harvest Luncheon will also take place Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with homemade soups, breads and dessert with a beverage for $5.

Cemetery asks for take down MORIAH — All members and friends of the Moriah Union Cemetery Association are asked to remove artificial flowers and excess items from their lots before Nov. 19.

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ESSEX COUNTY HORACE NYE HOME Announces a Vacancy for a Leisure Time Activities Director $14.96/Hour. There are no residency requirements. For applications and more information contact Essex County Personnel @ (518) 873-3360 or they are available on our website:

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High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. provides end of life care that listens with respect, cares with compassion, supports with choice and comforts with understanding wherever you call home.

Hospice Care Coordinator Immediate Opening in the Essex County Office of High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care located in Mineville, Seeking experienced RN committed to hospice care, leadership and making a difference in our community. The ideal candidate will have broad clinical experience, including hospice nursing. Leadership ability required. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Per Diem RN and Per Diem on call RN positions also available in all our offices: Queensbury, Mineville & Saranac Lake Send Resume with 3 references and cover letter to: Human Resources High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care PO Box 840 • Saranac Lake, NY 12983 41553

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Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. is looking for individuals who are willing to invest in our children’s future. Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

NORTH HUDSON, NY, YARD SALE 2940 US Rte 9, North Hudson, NY, Fri Nov 16- Sun Nov 18. Another HUGE yard sale being held indoors at the former N. Hudson Grocery store! New-used, lots of Christmas items and priced to sell! Fri-Sun 9am - 4pm Rain or Shine.

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Family Workers: for the Ausable Forks and the Essex sites. Candidates should possess an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or a related field. Previous experience in case management and with pre-school children preferred. This is a full-time position with benefits. Food Service Worker: For the Ausable Forks site. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a GED or a High School Diploma. Previous experience in the food industry and with pre-school children, desirable. This is a full-time position with benefits. Program Nurse: For the southern part of Essex County. Applicants must possess a N.Y.S. license as an RN or a LPN. Experience with pre-school children desirable. This is a full-time position with benefits The Early Head Start Program Family Advocate: For the Elizabethtown/Lewis area. Applicants must possess a relevant Associate’s Degree and a Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler, for the Home Based option or be willing to obtain one. Pertinent experience in human services, child development, or early childhood necessary. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested applicants should contact One Work Source (OWS) in Elizabethtown, New York 12932 at 1-800-675-2668. Final response date is November 10, 2012. If you are contacted for an interview, please bring with you or forward a completed application and three written references. AA/EOE United Way of Clinton & Essex Counties



LEGAL SERVICES - OFFICE ASSISTANT Busy law office seeks highly organized admin assistant with exceptional people skills. Must be competent with MS Word and Google Mail/Apps. Must be comfortable with data entry and an aptitude to learn specialized computer programs involving basic data entry. 518.412.4111


MOBILE HOME LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Spruce & White Pine Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518-6456351

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ACAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer SERVING ESSEX COUNTY SINCE 1965 20715

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ADOPTION- YOUR OPTION.. NY Couple offers your newborn happiness, laughter, financial security, tons of TLC. Expenses paid as permitted. Legal, confidential. Call Peggy & Sonu 1888-962-5022

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WANTED TO BUY BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded.

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

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JMC ADIRONDACK BUILDERS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/11/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Joseph Cantanucci, 30 Dix Lane, Schroon Lake, New York 12870. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. V N - 1 0 / 6 - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 6TC-20567 ----------------------------P U B L I C AT I O N NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY First: The name of the limited liability company is Towards Excellence, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the Company ). Second: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on September

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WANTED TO BUY Wanted: Will Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 1900-2012. Any School, Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTED: WILL Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 19002012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

DOGS DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted Check us out Online! All Major Brands Bought 1866-446-3009 RECORD COLLECTOR would like to buy record collection and sheet music. Cash Paid! Please Call 518-846-6784. WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094

13, 2012. Third: The office of the Company is located in Essex County. Fourth: The Secretary of State has been designated as Agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is c/o the Company, 43 Round Top Lane, Keene, New York 12942. Fifth: The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution beyond the events of dissolution set forth in Section 701 of the Limited Liability Company Law. Sixth: The purpose of the business of the Company is to engage in any business permitted by law. V N - 1 0 / 6 - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 6TC-20575 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. HOME HEALTH S U R V E Y SOLUTIONS LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/24/12. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 773 Route 22, Wadhams, Ny 12993. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to The LLC, 773 Route 22, Wadhams, NY 12993. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-10/13-11/17/12-

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6TC-20595 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: NORTH SHORE APARTMENTS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/26/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 892 Whallons Bay Road, Essex, New York 12936. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20602 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: EAST ADIRONDACK CATTLE COMPANY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/11/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Greg W. Weber, 1447 County Route 10, Westport, New York 12993. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20603 -----------------------------

DESTINY EXPEDITIONS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/30/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 1433 NYS Route 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-10/13-11/17/126TC-20620 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY [LLC] Name: OUT ON A LIMB TREE SERVICE, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 10/5/12. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 41 Cherry Lane, Lake Placid, New York 12946. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 41 Cherry Lane, Lake Placid, New York 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-10/20-11/24/126TC-20656 ----------------------------H O U S E A L ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/25/12. Office in Essex Co.

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SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 25 Sam Spear Rd., Westport, NY 12993, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/3-12/8/12-6TC20692 -----------------------------

19, 2012. 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 November 1, 2012 V N - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20709 -----------------------------

PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO TOWN LAW SECTION 175 (1), WESTPORT FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL ELECTION OF FIRE COMMISSIONER will be held on December 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Westport Fire Station, 38 Champlain Avenue, Westport, NY. One five-year term of office for Fire Commissioner (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017) 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 21, 2012 (TL Section 176(7)). The election on December 11, 2012 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

LEGAL NOTICE THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS of the Town of Willsboro will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, 7:00pm, at the Willsboro Town Hall, to hear the request of: James Burt/Gina Brandolino with a project site at 38 Gilliland Lane, with a request for changes to (project 4612) the proposed 1 story garage, to a 2 story garage. George Chandler with a project site at 54 Ligonier Way, requesting variance for a retaining wall Charlotte VanAbs with a project site at 93 Corlear Drive, requesting variance for a retaining wall Members of the public are encouraged to attend or send comments in writing to the secretary. Ashley R. Blanchard, Secretary PO Box 370, 5 Farrell Road Willsboro, NY 12996 dptytownclerk@willex. com V N - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20710 -----------------------------

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SINGLE-FAMILY HOME BUILDINGS FOR SALE HAS YOUR BUILDING SUFFERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM THE RECENT WEATHER? Contact Woodford Brothers for structural repairs on all types of buildings. At 1-800653-2276 or

ACCESSORIES TIRES FOR SALE Almost New 4 Sigma Regent Touring Tires 215/60r16 $50 EACH Call 518-332-7277 TONNEAU COVER Fit's Toyota Tacoma 4 door pickup 64"x60" Excellent condition $99.00 518-578-5500

ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE LEWIS FIRE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual Election of the Lewis Fire District will take place on December 11, 2012 between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the firehouse located at 14 Fire House Lane, Lewis NY for the purpose of of electing (1) one Commissioner for a (5) five year term, commencing January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2017. Only residents registered to vote with the Essex County Board of Elections on or before November 19, 2012 will be allowed to vote. Candidates must file a letter of intent with the Secretary of the Lewis Fire District no later than November 21, 2012. Linda Maltzan, Secretary Lewis Fire District Board of Commissioners PO Box 455 Lewis NY 12950 V N - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20731 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Town of Elizabethtown Fire District Commissioners shall be held on the 11th day of December, 2012 between the hours of 6:00PM and 9:00 PM at the Town Hall on Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York, at which time one (1)

Fire Commissioner shall be elected for a term of five years. Every elector of the Town who shall have resided in the district for the period of thirty days preceding the election of Fire District Commissioners shall be eligible to vote. Anyone wishing to run for the position of Fire Commissioner or Secretary/Treasurer must submit their name and eligibility requirement to the Fire District Secretary, P.O. Box 734, Elizabethtown, N.Y. by November 21, 2012. Linda M. Wolf Elizabethtown Fire District Secretar V N - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20734 ----------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT ESSEX FIRE DISTRICT #1 herewith designates the Essex Fire House, 2659 NYS Rte 22 in Essex as the place where registration and election will be held on December 11, 2012. The register will be prepared from 5:30pm to 6pm and voting will take place from 6pm to 9pm. Election is for one fire commissioner for a five year term. The last day to file petitions for candidate of office is November 21, 2012. Barbara Kunzi, secretary, Essex Fire District #1, POBox 58, Essex NY 12936. V N - 11 / 1 0 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20733 -----------------------------



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November 10, 2012 AUTO DONATION


A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 1-800771-9551

1970 CHEVROLET Chevelle SS 396/350HP, original, $7400 OBO, email or call for details: / 607-2140053.


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

CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208

2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711


Hometown Chevrolet

152 Broadway Whitehall, NY • 20999

(518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe


HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.

1998 SATURN SL2, 4 door Sedan, 98,000 miles, excellent condition, great gas mileage, no rust, $2399.00. 518-962-8270 or 518-569-2064 HYUNDAI ACCENT 2010, never been driven in snow, very good shape, well maintained, 68,000 miles, DK Blue Black Interior, am/fm CD, air, auto, front wheel drive, great tires, new battery, new wiper blades, 38 mpg., $7600. 518-873-1067 no call after 8pm.


ON 8/30/12 the above 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante ES was purchased in Vermont. On 9/16/12 the owner sold the vehicle and the transaction is incomplete. If you have any information please call 518-335-2468. or email m 1970 CHEVROLET Chevelle SS 396/350HP, original, $7400 OBO, email or call for details: / 607-2140053. 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 CLEAN SWEEP and free yourself from those unwanted items.

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

MOTORCYCLES 1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394 2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $4500. 518-492-2348 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500


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

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2012 FORD F150 SUPERCAB XLT 4X4 Ford 5.0L Retail Bonus Cash -$500 TOTAL CASH BACK $5,000 FOR 60 Ford Retail Customer Cash -$2,000 MONTHS* OR GET $1,500 PLUS 0% FMCC Retail Bonus Cash* -$1,000 Ford Retail Trade Assist Cash -$1,500 Offer ends 11/30/12
















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Classifieds in the REGION !




BUY-SELL-TRADE with the Classified Superstore 518-561-9680

MY PUBLIC NOTICES Now Available at... Denton Publications in collaboration with participating newspapers, the New York Press Association, and the New York Newspaper Publishers Association provides online access to public notice advertisements from throughout New York and other parts of the country. You can access the legal notices on the publication landing pages under the home button at WHAT ARE PUBLIC NOTICES? Public Notices are advertisements placed in newspapers by the government, businesses, and individuals. They include: government contracts, foreclosures, unclaimed property, community information and more! 20913



1999 FORD F350 XLT SUPER DUTY Black/Gray 90,000 kms, Good condition. Flatbed $5,500 OBO Call: (518) 293-7479





CALL US : 800-989-4237

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


WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

2010 HONDA STATELINE 1200 Miles, Black, 1312cc $8,500 518-569-8170

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FORD NIGHT November 15, 9am to 9pm

Help the animals at the North Country SPCA! Come to Egglefield Bros. Ford in Elizabethtown & register to win a brand new Ford Fusion, a trip for 2 to Los Angeles, and the chance to be a guest judge on American Idol!

Ford will donate $10 for the first 50 people who register & Egglefield Bros. will donate $10 for the first 100 people. That’s $1,500 for the animals! PETS WELCOME! “Home For Your

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• Stk. #AN52 • Brilliant Black, Heated Leather Seats, Navigation, DVD, Remote Start, 7 Passenger Seating

• Stk. # AN80 • Sandstone, 6 Cyl., Automatic, 7 Passenger Seating. Also Available In True Blue and Redline

• Stk. # AN88 • Bright Silver, 4 Cyl., Automatic, Front Wheel Drive, 5 Passenger Seating, Dual Zone Temperature Control

• Stk. # AN70 • Black Forest Green, 6 Cyl., Automatic, Heated Leather Seats, Touch Screen Radio, Remote Start, Quadra-Trac II, Navigation

















• Stk. # AN55 • Mineral Gray, 4 Cyl., Automatic, Heated Front Seats, Remote Start, Fog Lamps

• Stk. #AM313 • Deep Cherry Red, 4 Cyl., Automatic, Remote Start, Sirius, Unique Styling

• Stk. # AM290 • Bright White, 5.7 V8 Hemi, Automatic, Dual Exhaust, Fog Lamps, Hitch, Spray-In Bedliner, Chrome Side Steps

• Stk. # AN67 • Pitch Black, 6 Cyl., Automatic, Heated Seats, Touch Screen Radio






2012 RAM 2500/GAS

2012 RAM 1500

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2012 RAM 2500/3500 DIESEL

Plus $3,500 P/U Customer Cash: $2,500 NE Trade Assist: $1,000 NE Commercial Bonus: $500

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First Time Visitors, plug in to your GPS “7440 US Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY 12932” and we’ll greet you at the door!

Court Street • Elizabethtown, NY

(518) 873-6386



Located just 1/4 mile south of Cobble Hill Golf Course on Route 9 in Elizabethtown.

Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited - Stk. #AM327B, black ................. $$12,888 2 888 2004 Dodge Neon SXT - Stk. #AN61A, gray .............................. $7,488 2007 BMW 328 - Stk. #AN85A, black ........................................... $18,688 2007 Toyota Highlander - Stk. #AM302B, gray ....................... $17,588 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan - Stk. #AM341A, gold ............... $18,488 2010 Jeep Patriot 4x4 - Stk. #AM303A .................................... $13,888 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT - Stk. #CP230, white ....................... $14,888 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT - Stk. #AP1255, orange ................... $14,388 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT - Stk. #AP1257, black ...................... $14,888 2012 Chevy Malibu LT - Stk. #AM280A, silver ......................... $21,888 2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM288A, red ........ $20,888 15 2009 Dodge Journey SXT FWD - Stk. #AM275A, tan.......... $$15,888 12,788 ................ $$13,788 13 2007 Dodge Durango SLT - Stk. #AM292A, blue........................ SALE PRICE!$13 $

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12,888 2007 Ltd 200 Jeep J Compass C L d - Stk. #AM178A, tan......................... .............. $13,888 !13 SALE PRICE$ 12 2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring - Stk. #AL210A ................... $$12,888 5,888 ................. $$6,888 6 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo - Stk. #AM194B, black.......................... SALE PRICE! $6 $8,888 1999 Jeep Wrangler - Stk. #AM294A, green.............................. $8 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Stk. #AM270A, green .............. $22,788 2010 Chevy Equinox - Stk. #AM305A, red ................................ $19,888 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited edSOLD - Stk. Stk ##AN69A #AN6 AN69A ........ ..... ASK US! 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 70th Anniversary errSOLD saryy EEdition sa ditit on - Stk. #AM7 diti di #AM74A .. $33,483 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad 4x4 - Stk. #AM146A ........... ASK US! 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Stk. #AN76A ................... $25,883 2011 Dodge Challenger RT - Stk. #AN68A ............................ $29,877



And Many More To Choose From! Stop In, Call, Look At Our Inventory On Our Website FIRST Come, FIRST Served!

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