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By Fred Herbst ELIZABETHTOWN — Despite being at a nearly 21 disadvantage in voter registration, Democrats dominated elections in Essex County Nov. 6. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, carried the county over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 8,805-5,976 margin. In the race for U. S. Senate, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand topped Republican Wendy Long, 9,0914,652, in Essex County. Bill Owens, a Democrat seeking re-election to New York’s 21st District in the U.S. House of Representatives won Essex County over Republican Matt Doheny, 7,707-6,181.


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Students performed at the 2012 Zone 6 Area All-State Music Festival at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School on Nov. 17. Students from Ausable Valley , Lake Placid, Salmon River, Saranac, Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga, Tupper Lake, Willsboro, Plattsburgh, Peru, Northeastern Clinton, Northern Adirondack, Malone. Beekmantown, Chateaugay, Chazy, Keene, and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central Schools participated in the musical festival.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — It’s a secret society that members are hoping to get the entire community involved in. Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School teachers Sarah Rice and Kaitlin Fielder

helped organize the ELCS Secret Santa Society to help provide presents for students in grades 7-12 for the past two years, after Essex County Toys for Kids had to cut back on who they were able to help. “All school-age kids are deserving of attention during the holidays,” Fielder

said. “We have had more than 50 kids in grades 7-12 that we have helped out. They had younger siblings who were still receiving the gifts and it’s sad when there is so much going on and anyone has to feel left out.” Now, the society is asking for community help to help in its third year of being able

to sponsor the toy drive through donations from faculty and staff at the school. “A lot of times people might not contribute because they are not asked directly, and this is us asking directly,” Rice said. “Our staff is smaller and our need is even greater.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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Scott Osborne welcomed back to ELCS, now as new superintendent By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board and community welcomed back Scott Osborne to the district and his new office Nov. 15. Osborne was hired by the school to serve as its new superintendent/principal last month, and the board held a welcome gathering for the former school K-12 principal. “We wanted to give the community a chance to meet Scott again,” board president Brett Sicola said. “This is a chance to officially inaugurate his new time with us as both principal and chief school officer.” “It is really fantastic to be back,” Osborne said. “There is a certain level of change, and I am getting to know all of the people again. I feel that we are going to have a great, solid momentum going forward.”

Members of the board commented on how comfortable they were with the decision to bring Osborne back to ELCS. “Based on what I learned through the interview process, I thought that he was the best candidate and had all of the qualities that we were looking for,” board member Alan Jones said. “He is a perfect fit for the district,” board member Nick Disogra said. “He changes the tenor for the school and is just a great fit for us.” “He has got such respect from the teachers, students and the community,” board member Karen Hooper said. “We are very excited that he is back and we are looking forward to good things.” Osborne started his new job Nov. 13, and was part of the Nov. 15 board meeting that followed the meet-and-greet, which was held in the school’s main hall

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Public Health Dept. nurse honored HEAP application process under way ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Public Health Preventive Services Nurse, Gina Brandolino, has received the New York State Public Health Works! Honor Roll recognition. Gina Brandolino’s success as the Essex County Public Health HIV Educator is easy to measure. During the past two years she has added new community groups for presentations, HIV testing sites, and locations where free condoms and education materials can be obtained in the community. Gina has expanded the school outreach program by five new schools bringing the number served to 13 schools and over 2,000 students. Classroom presentations cover

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Local students led synthetic drug campaign, state ban that followed nausea, vomiting, rapid heart beat, elevated blood pressure, tremors, seizures, hallucinations and paranoid behavior, according to Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Prevention Team is a non-profit agency providing education and prevention services for Essex County. It has educators and counselors in Elizabethtown-Lewis, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Moriah, Minerva, Newcomb, Westport, Willsboro and Lake Placid schools. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. The Prevention Team has no special events planned for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, although it will observe Above the Influence Day on Oct. 18 and Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week honors the memory of Enrique (Kiki) Camarena, a federal agent killed by Mexican drug dealers in 1985.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School senior Hannah Bender helped lead a campaign by students to ban synthetic marijuana in New York State. Photo by Keith Lobdell dinary that this happened.” Bender and others joined with students from area schools and adults, like Erin Burdo of the Elizabethtown Social Center and Karen Crowingshield and Grant Martin of Elizabethtown Community Hospital, to seek a ban on the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. They held a petition drive, a rally and contacted state representatives. “It’s a real success story,” MacDevitt said. “Our kids allied with adults and moved the state to action. There were folks in other areas of the state with concerns, but it seems like Essex County raised the alarm and really made a difference. “As a public health issue, the kids themselves saw it as a danger,” he added. “The kids led the fight and others in the community got involved. Because of all the attention most stores in the area stopped selling it before the (state) ban.” Wyant said that along with helping to promote the government ban on synthetic pot, the students also saw that their voice had an impact. “This is a teachable moment, for sure,” he said. “I am really proud of them.” MacDevitt said evidence shows the ban is working. “The reported number of adverse reactions has slowed to a trickle,” he said. “The Elizabethtown hospital hasn’t seen anyone in two months.” Use of the synthetic marijuana can cause agitation, anxiety,

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TICONDEROGA — The sale of synthetic marijuana products has been banned in New York State. That’s something Doug Terbeek takes great pride in. “Our kids really played a major role in that,” said Terbeek, executive director of the Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County. “We led the way on that issue.” Last March the state health department imposed a ban to halt the sale of synthetic marijuana, which officials say is highly addictive and poses a severe health hazard. That action followed a campaign by area high school students, with assistance from the Prevention Team, to raise awareness of the dangers associated with synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, Spice, Kush, Paradise, Demon, Voodoo, Bayou Blaster and others titles. The products consist of plant material that has been laced with chemical substances that claim to mimic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive active ingredient in marijuana, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. “Some kids from E-town (Elizabethtown) initially had some terrible reactions and got really scared,” said Mac MacDevitt, Prevention Team community-based prevention coordinator. “They realized this stuff is poison. The kids were scared and angry that the stuff was being sold.” Prevention Team educator Dave Wyant is still amazed how something that started as a small discussion between a couple of students at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School could turn into a state-wide movement. “I was really amazed at how quickly it went,” Wyant said. “This started out as a small group of students and the kids really jumped on it.” Wyant said students had seen the affects of synthetic marijuana on peers. “They all had friends that were affected by it and it really impacted them,” Wyant said. “I am still not sure that they realize just how much was accomplished in the county and in the state through them.” Students became passionate about their cause, Wyant said. “I had a cousin that passed away after smoking synthetic pot and I have seen a lot of friends get really sick,” ElizabethtownLewis Central School senior Hannah Bender said. “It was amazing and I wanted to know what we could do to make sure that this stuff was illegal to buy. It was too easy to get and too dangerous.” Bender said she approached Wyant at school to ask what the students could do. Eventually, they started a petition to send to government officials asking for the ban and were joined by schools throughout the county. “I thought it was awesome,” Bender said. “Once everyone joined in, we had a stack of petitions like a novel. It was extraor-

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Westport Bible Church working to provide presents worldwide By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — Members of the Westport Bible Church are collecting items and donations to supply children around the world with Christmas presents. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children's project of Samaritan's Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoeboxes containing school supplies, toys, necessity items and notes of encouragement to let hurting children know God loves them and they are not forgotten. “It’s not just about the stuff in the box, it’s about giving a gospel opportunity for the children around the world,” Church coordinator Ellecia Schaefer said. The members of the church started collecting donations earlier in the month and on Nov. 11, 70 children from the church’s Olympians Club packed 141 boxes.

In 2012, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone — delivering shoe boxes to more than 100 million children since the project began in 1993. To achieve this, volunteers are leading a nationwide drive enlisting people to help give joy to needy children this Christmas through this simple project. Right now, kids, families, churches, scout troops, schools, civic clubs and businesses are filling their shoeboxes. Samaritan’s Purse will be collecting gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 3,500 drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico during National Collection Week, Nov. 12 through the 19. The church will be holding collection Sunday on Nov. 18, at 24 Youngs Road. For more information or to find out how to make a donation call the church at 962-8697. To find the nearest drop-off location, call (800)-353-5949 or

Dave Reckahn, District Manager of Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District presents Phil and Tina Huestis of Ticonderoga the 2012 AEM Participation Award at the annual Essex County Farm Bureau dinner. This award is given to farmers who participate in the Agricultural Environmental Management program (AEM) planning, installing, and monitoring best management practices to improve water quality. The Huestis’s completed one of the first bedded pack barns in Essex County funded through the Lake Champlain Basin Program. The farm also completed a laneway under the Agricultural Community Recovery Fund to repair the lane used to pasture the beef herd damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. The farm hosted a workshop in 2011 during beef week to promote good stewardship to other local farms.

Ellecia Schaefer and Jeanie Graver present 141 boxes ready to be shipped to children worldwide through Operation Christmas Child at the Westport Bible Church. Photo by Katherine Clark

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Craft fair to be held ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will offer an Artisan Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 30, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2p.m. Find high-quality gifts made by talented, local hands. ADK Food N Wine Chic will offer lunch and dinner to go. Their menu with an option to pre-order can be found on the Social Center website, Many talented Adirondack artisans will offer hand-made gifts like stained glass, knitted and sewn items, hand-painted gifts, jewelry, glassware, pottery, photography, baked goods and more.

ELCS teachers Sarah Rice and Kaitlin Fielder are seeking help for the annual Secret Santa Society drive. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Secret Santa Continued from page 1 “The staff has always been amazing, but we are just not able to do this ourselves any more,” Fielder said. Rice said that the Secret Santa Society is not a school program, but was started by the teachers because they “have a closer perspective to the needs of these students.” “Nothing is too small and 100 percent of the donations go to help these children,” Fielder said. There will be drop areas for toys at both Adirondack Auto locations in Elizabethtown as well as the Egglefield Ford locations in Elizabethtown and Ray Brook. People can also make donations by sending checks to

the Secret Santa Society care of Lauri Cutting. Donations need to be in by Dec. 14. “This will give us time to pick up and wrap all of the presents,” Rice said. “We usually distribute them a day or two before they go on the Christmas vacation break.” “The benefits of the program are obvious,” Rice said. “The students wear the clothing until it is tattered, new backpacks carry their textbooks, school supplies show up immediately in our classrooms and conversations at lunch are about their new toys.” More information can also be found by contacting either Rice ( or Fielder (





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Continued from page 1 It was a concern that was voiced over lunch one say at the Sportsmen’s Diner and overheard by Champlain Senior Vice President DaleAnn Bastian. “She came back and said there was no food at the shelter and asked if we could do anything,” Gayle Bridge, H.R. Director at the bank, said. “Our president, John Cooper, thought that we could partner with some other companies in town, and that was when the call was put into NYCO.” “It was a no-brainer,” H.R. Manager Susan Manning of NYCO said. “DaleAnn told

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Suicide: There is always someone willing to listen Let’s count our many blessings


he holidays can be a heartwarming time of year, when family members come together to make lasting memories. It can also be a very lonely and depressing time for some — a time that can push the deeply depressed to the brink. The North Country witnessed just such a situation last week when a 73-year-old Keene Valley woman was the apparent victim of a suicide at AuSable Chasm. While we cannot begin to pretend to understand what drove this woman to her ultimate decision, one thing is for certain — suicide and the events that lead up to it are almost always a cry for help, and there are people in place willing to offer that help to those who are willing to accept it. Suicide prevention professionals throughout the region want people to know that they are available around the clock to offer a sympathetic ear — and they want to get the word out that treatment does work. “The most important message here is that help is available and it works,” said Mary Anne Cox, a licensed clinical social worker with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley (NAMI:CV), which serves Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. “Whether people are suffering from depression or are having thoughts of suicide, therapy is available and it works,” she said. Last Saturday, Nov. 17, was International Survivors of Suicide Day. Cox said NAMI offers a free suicide survivors grief support group in Plattsburgh the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. She also provides free one-on-one grief counseling. People can find out more by calling Cox at 563-1141 or NAMI at 561-2685. Suicide is a growing problem, both locally and nationally. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the rate of suicide has been on the rise since 2010. It now ranks in the top 10 as the leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for more than 12 deaths per 100,000 people each year. That is the highest rate of suicide in 15 years. While suicide rates do trend up slightly during the holiday season, rates are even higher in the early fall and spring when people have even less of a safety net surrounding them, Cox said. “Often, after the holidays as families depart, heading into spring, people become even more

isolated and thus more depressed,” Cox said. “These are the times that they need to know that they are not alone. That we are there for them.” A study recently conducted by researchers from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York concluded that New York ranked lowest in suicide rates among all 50 states in the US. In contrast, however, New York ranked 45th out of 50 in “well-being” a calculation attached to how happy its residents are. Which means that while New Yorkers are the least apt to commit suicide, the state ranks 45th out of 50 in how happy its residents are. And, while suicide rates are lower in more urban areas like New York City, those rates rise in more isolated regions where there are less people to turn to for help, Cox said. “The prevalence of suicide in rural areas, like upstate New York is definitely higher,” she said. “Guns are more prevalent, people are more isolated from one another and help is harder to find.” Cox said there is always someone willing to listen, from a neighbor to a primary care provider. Here are some numbers to call for help: Clinton County Clinton County Mental Health, 565-4060 Suicide hot line number is (866) 577-3836 Essex County Essex County Mental Health Clinic Crisis Services (518) 873-3670 after hours: (888) 8543773 Mental Health Association of Essex County Hopeline (800) 440-8074 Franklin County North Star Behavioral Health Services Saranac Lake region: (518) 891-5535 Malone region: (518) 483-3261 Hamilton County Hamilton County Community Services Crisis Line - (800) 533-8443 St. Mary's Mental Health Hotline - (518) 8429111 Warren County Crisis Line of the Crisis Department of Samaritan Hospital - (518) 274-4345 Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center - (518) 689-4673. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Shaun Kittle, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, Katherine Clark and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to

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n behalf of everyone here at Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy Thanksgiving. In these rapidly changing times, our culture is undergoing a massive transformation when it is easy to find so many things about which to complain. Look around, pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio or TV, or log onto the Internet and you’ll find tons of material from which you can sing the blues. Complaining seems to be our most popular pastime these days. We can’t take lightly the challenging economic times we find ourselves in at this point in time. But this weekend, as much as any other time, we need to realize and reflect on all we have to be thankful for as we sit here in 2012. This country is still full of promise and opportunity. Hopefully your Thanksgiving was highlighted by a wonderful meal in the company of friends and family. Some of you may have lost those dear to you since last year and while it may be painful without them, be thankful for the good times you enjoyed with them while they were here and treasure those previous Thanksgiving meals when you were all together. Not too many years ago, if you were unable to connect in person with all your loved ones, as cross-country travel was very expensive, what a task it was just to make a phone call. We had stationary, hard wired, rotary phones with very expensive long distances charges. Many times the phone lines were so busy over a major holiday weekend that calls couldn’t get through. We didn’t have speed dial, answering machines or voicemail, so you might have to try many times. Today with our smart phones, computers, tablets and social media, we can send instant pictures and minute-by-minute details of events to distant family and friends. Plus, we can call them at will from almost anyplace or even Skype them in real time and carry on face-to-face conversations through the computer screen across the world. Go back even further and think about the life-and-death dangers faced by the early settlers of our country. Today we complain about luggage fees and TSA lines while we wait to take a jet across the country that will have us to our final destination in just few hours. Our forefathers traveled in wooden boats or wagons facing un-

told dangers at every turn. Loved ones on either side of a trip may have never known the outcome of a visit Dan Alexander gone bad. Nor Thoughts from could they comBehind the Pressline municate any lifechanging events easily. Complaining will always be a part of our lives regardless of what age we live in, but when put into the context of time, challenges and frustrations will be seen as hurdles to some and opportunities to others. We can look back to the past and we look ahead into the future, but each of us was given only one lifetime to live and this is the time and place we find ourselves. While some may long for the past and others can’t wait for the future, make sure to take full advantage of the present. The opportunities you have today with family and friends may be very different by next year. The regrets of yesterday can only be fulfilled today. On this Thanksgiving, count your blessings and cherish those you’ve been able to share it with. Regardless of your situation, hope and opportunity are out there. You may have to open yourself up to find them, but a truly thankful heart can always see things more clearly. Let’s all hope the unrest, wars, pessimism and doubt concerning our future can be replaced with peace and optimism when we realize and give thanks for the many wonderful blessing we enjoy at this time and in this place. Let’s hope that as a society we take greater stock in what we have to be thankful for rather than fighting and stressing over the things we don’t or won’t have. Life is so short and regrets can build up over the years. Don’t wait until it’s too late to appreciate our many blessings. Let me also take this time to thank all of you who read this column and our publications. We are thankful for your support and the many emails and letters you’ve sent over the past year. We intend to work hard to continue earning your support. Happy Thanksgiving. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Thanks for helping To the Valley News: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated clothing, household, items, non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help my very good friend, Patty Kelley and her three teenage sons, Zachary (16), James (15), and Carl (13), who lost their home located on NYS Route 9N, Clintonville, on Monday, Oct. 15, due to an accidental fire. As Patty and her three sons are trying to overcome their terrible loss while rebuilding their lives, the family of four are very grateful to everyone who has helped them out in some manner. This is the second tragic loss the family has faced in the past two years. Patty's husband and the boy's father, Russ Kelley, past away unexpectedly. In conclusion, on behalf of Patty Kelley and her family, I wish to thank in advance the Au Sable Valley Central School District's Teacher's Association as well as numerous faculty members for their generous offer to host a Spaghetti Dinner on Nov. 11 (4 to 7 p.m.) at the American Legion Post 504 in Au Sable Forks. The event will consist of a delicious Spaghetti dinner, tossed salad, Italian bread and dessert. Raffles and live entertainment by Ray Clukely of R.J.;s D.J. Service will be a part of the benefit. The cost to attend the event is $7 (Adults) amd $5 (Children 12 and Under) and take-out will be available. Proceeds generated will be disbursed to the Kelley family to further assist with the purchase of various items they lost in the fire. For more information please contact: Donna Ruggeri (Event Coordinator) via email: Once again our small community as well as the North Country Region has united in helping its members during their time of need. Linda McKiernan Au Sable Forks

gave and in many cases are still giving to the country. A special thanks to Rick Sayward for his great talk on the Wounded Veterans Project. Also to Ed Collins for relating the events of his meaningful trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. A thank you also to the Willsboro Central School students who made the decorations and place mats and the school board for allowing the use of the cafeteria for the event. It was a great and thoughtful time for us all. Charlie Lustig Willsboro

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Christmas events in Westport

WESTPORT — On Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m., prospective and current campers, friends and alumni are invited to join Camp Dudley Director Matt Storey, Camp Kiniya for girls Director Marnie McDonagh and the year-round team at the MacLean Lodge at Camp Dudley, 126 Dudley Rd., Westport, for a multimedia presentation and light refreshments. The presentation will be about what the camps have to offer. Camp Dudley celebrated its 128th consecutive season this past summer as the oldest all-boys camp in the country, while celebrating the seventh season of Camp Kiniya girls camp across the lake in Colchester, Vt. Thanks to generous alumni, parents and friends last year, Dudley awarded over $660,000 in scholarship to deserving boys and girls, making it possible for them to attend camp. For more information or to RSVP, please visit or call 962-4720.

WHALLONSBURG — There will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar Saturday, Dec 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. There will be a homemade soup and stew luncheon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Local vendors include jewelry, ornaments, baked goods, candles, wildlife fabric pictures, homemade jams and jellies, herbs, and gift items. Proceeds to benefit US Troops overseas and local organizations

WESTPORT — The Gibson Brothers will be performing at the Au Sable Valley Central Middle/High School on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. This concert will follow the annual Christmas in the Forks tree lighting and will benefit Holy Name School. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available through Holy Name School (P.O. Box 658, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912), the General Trading Company in Plattsburgh, Edenfield and Snow in Saranac Lake, and Hometown Deli in Au Sable Forks. The Gibson Brothers are the 2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year and also won a Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year award. More information about the Gibson Brothers can be found on their website For more information, contact Christine Reynolds, Holy Name School Principal, at 647-8444.

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.

KEESEVILLE — To celebrate Thanksgiving, Ausable Chasm will be offering free trail admissions to see its famous rock formations and waterfalls on Nov. 23 through 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (trails close at 4 p.m.). The Ausable Chasm Campground & Recreation Center will also be offering free admissions to the mountain bike/ski trails and disc golf course (campground office is closed for winter, receive free admission and parking permit at Welcome Center/Tour Entrance on Route 9). To celebrate Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the Ausable Chasm Gift Shop will also be having its biggest sale of the year with huge discounts on many gifts perfect for the Adirondacks lover. If you would like more information about this event please contact Ausable Chasm Recreation Manager, Chuck Fries at 834-7454 or

Fair board to hold public meeting WESTPORT — The Essex County Fair Board is holding a public hearing Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building in Westport, to get suggestions for the 2013 fair. The fair dates have been set for July 31 through Aug. 4, 2013. They would like to hear any suggestions for shows, fundraising and carnivals. Please come to the express ways to improve the fair, for you and your family. Refreshments will be served. Also, the annual membership meeting will be held Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Building. Anyone interested in becoming a fair board member can contact (subject: board member) or contact one of the fair board members. Interested people should be present to tell why they would like to become a board member. The vote will be that evening. Each year, five board member positions are up for election.

Praise for town

To the Valley News: Because of “Sandy” things here are not dandy. Millions on their knees. Winter ’s closing in, patience growing thin. If there’s

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To the Valley News: Once again I would like to thank all the volunteers from the area churches for putting on a tremendous Veteran's Day dinner on Nov. 11 for the veterans of the Willsboro/Essex community. All the veterans in attendance truly appreciate the recognition from the community for the service they

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no heat, they will freeze. Flood water had its way washing neighborhoods away. Times are really tough. Red Cross can’t do enough. “It’s something like a bomb landed,” they say. FEMA promises for sure finances are in store for those who can prove a loss. People standing in line, insurance claims to sign. Senior citizens getting pretty cross. Other issues arise. Folks taken by surprise; no electric power. Provisions can’t deliver; roads run like a river; store owners wait while consumers glower. Conditions are crude. They cry for shelter. They need food. Send caring folks, who can be found, who can turn this tragedy around and let Your Peace abound. Ann Glegg Westport

To the Valley News: The town received a wonderful compliment from visitors who stayed a few days in Elizabethtown. They sent an email to the Chamber of Commerce in praise of local businesses and area residents! ...We actually had a marvelous, 3 day, 2 night, visit in Elizabethtown. We blindly selected and reserved a room at the Park Motor Inn on Court St. We discovered it was an EXCELLENT choice! Could brag all day and will recommend to anyone asking. We also ate each breakfast at a "home town diner" on same side of Court St as Park Motor Inn -. within walking distance. Great food, friendly service and clean. Of course we purchased ice cream at Stewart's. Whenever we are in the North Country we have this treat; no Stewart's in the Finger Lakes area. BUT, the highest praise is to the residents of Elizabethtown Everyone we met and talked with: at the motel, the restaurant, fellow diners at the restaurant,and a couple cleaning a small park like area on Court St, fellow hiker. Just as friendly as if we were local residents. What a great community. The hike was good too, all mountain top experiences are good. Thanks so much for being in touch. Carol and Dave Raymond Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce

To the Valley News: On behalf of “Kids Way Daycare,” I wish to take this opportunity to thank every generous person who offered their support and participation in the “Helping Hands 4 Martial's Family” benefit that was hosted on Sept. 18 at the American Legion Post 504 in Au Sable Forks. As the course of the event changed 10 days prior due to the sudden and devastating loss of four year old Martial Lee Chamberlain, the feeling of loss, love, fellowship and remembrance was present while celebrating Martial's life and assisting his mother, Patricia Howerton with the expenses of laying her only son to rest. Martial lost his battle with Gastroschisis, a condition where the intestines push through a hole of the abdominal wall while awaiting a transplant at the First Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. A heartfelt thank you and much appreciation are extended to the following: My family and friends who lent me a helping hand in coordinating the event, to numerous North Country residents and businesses

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who did not know Martial or Martial's family personally but felt compelled to participate by donating to the live auction, food, or offering a monetary contribution. I further wish to thank the following generous people who also played an important role in the coordination of the event: The American Legion Post 504 for welcoming the benefit, Edward McCallister for volunteering as the auctioneer for the evening, Vicki Kirchner (Beer Run Association) for hosting a morning 5k Run, Au Sable Valley Swim Team and their Coach, Andy Johnson and his wife, Jatha, for volunteering to serve food along with several other great volunteers who assisted with the kitchen duties, Jim and Bev Seguin of Hometown Deli and Bakery for their willingness to cook Michigan Sauce, my father, Albert Ruest and Disk Jockey, Mike Mussen, Sr., for volunteering the event's entertainment, Loreman's Screen Printing, and to the local media outlets: The Press Republican, Lake Placid News (Columinst Deanna Santor), and the Valley News for sharing Martial's story and how a small community had once again lent a helping hand to one of its members. As the loss of Martial remains present in Kids Way Daycare, the children and I carry our good friend Martial's spirit in our hearts. A brave little boy whose 4 years of life left a lasting impression on earth. Kristina Dukett Owner/Operator: Kids Way Daycare Event Coordinator Helping Hands 4 Martial's Family Keeseville

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Lecture series continues WADHAMS — The Wadhams Free Library Wednesday night lectures continue on Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. when Jim Kinley and Mary Bell present, “Exploring Eastern Europe: Searching for a Family's Roots,” an illustrated talk about their recent trip through Eastern Europe on the trail of Jim's family roots. Free and open to the public. For information, call 962-8717.

Zumba to benefit Secret Santa WESTPORT — The Elizabethtown Social Center is adding a Wednesday Zumba Fitness Class to their schedule. This class, held at ELCS at 3 p.m., will cost $8 per single class or $20 on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 19. All proceeds from the classes will benefit the high school Secret Santa program, which provides Christmas gifts for needy families. Please contact the Social Center with questions at 873-6408. Find their full Zumba Class Schedule on our calendar at

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Christmas events in Westport KEENE VALLEY — On Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., The Mountaineer and Dynafit will host the Dynafit Competence Center Ski Movie Kickoff Party at the Keene Arts Playhouse, located in the Old Methodist Church, Route 73, Keene. The Mountaineer is proud to be one of only five Dynafit Competence Centers in the United States — a title reserved for the top ski touring specialists in the world. This event will feature a variety of ski films, including the 1988 classic The Blizzard of AAHH’S, starring Glen Plake, last year ’s Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival Guest Skier. Selected films from the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will also be shown. There will be a raffle of gear from our sponsors, including a chance to win Dynafit gear. Admission is $5 at the door, and free for guests under 18. Bring your own beverage. Light refreshments to be provided free of charge. Guests are encouraged to wear retro ski apparel. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the George McClelland Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust. For more information, contact Holly Blanchard ( or Vinny McClelland (

Church to host Greens Tea WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Congregational Church, Route 22, Willsboro, will be holding their annual Christmas Greens Tea on Saturday Dec 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., food table, collectibles, crafts and wreaths.

Christmas events in Westport WESTPORT — Christmas in Westport begins on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Heritage House on Main Street. Sisco Lodge No. 259 Free and Accepted Masons will hold their Annual Christmas Party for the children of the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will have crafts, games, snacks and a visit from Santa. Boy Scout Troop 63 will be out on the lawn at Heritage House holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale. Hours are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 pm. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until they've sold out. Delivery is available. Westport Marina will be holding their Annual Open House and Christmas Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, also from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘Nutcracker’ at LPCA LAKE PLACID — In this its 27th season, the North Country Ballet Ensemble’s “Nutcracker” will surprise audiences with many visually exciting new directions on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 children (ages 12 and under); $15 seniors and students, $18 adults. Call 523-2512 or visit

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Group returning WESTPORT — The Westport Federated Church is pleased to announce that the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble will be returning to present a concert of Russian traditional, sacred and folk music on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Westport Federated Church. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the ensemble's expenses.


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Chamber honors Deswerts as Citizens of the Year WESTPORT — At their annual meeting, the Westport Chamber of Commerce awarded its Citizen of the Year Award to Wayne and Doris Deswert. The couple purchased the Victorian Lady Bed and Breakfast in Westport in 1993 and operated it until 2010. They also owned and operated the Lakeside Motel and Westport Hotel and Tavern, which are now operated by their daughter, Jayne, and husband, Jim Vance. Wayne was born March 28, 1929 and joined the Army at the age of 17, earning the rank of sergeant. He met Doris in eighth grade, and the two were married on Dec. 11, 1948, raising son


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Concussions topic of coaches meeting at Westport Central School By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — Coaches in the Westport community got the chance to learn about head trauma and concussions during a special workshop held by the Westport Health Center ’s Dr. Pasqualino Caputo, M.D., Nov. 13. Caputo, who is certified in sports medicine and has studied brain trauma injuries, has worked with several schools on concussion issues, including the Moriah football program. “These are a functional problem and not a structural problem,” Caputo told the high school and youth commission coaches that attended the workshop. “You are not going to see anything with a concussion, and that is what makes it hard.” The workshop was put on to help coaches understand more about what concussions are in the face of new state regulations regarding the treatment of players who may experience head injuries, including the need for any student-athlete suspected of an injury to receive clearance from a physician before they can return to the field or court. “We have presented a concussion management plan to our board,” athletic director Brad Rascoe said. “The state has told us what our obligations are as a school and we are working on that.”

Dr. Pasqualino Caputo, M.D., talks with school and youth commission coaches at Westport Central School about proper care for athletes who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, like a concussion. Caputo worked with the Moriah football team this year and is the school’s physician. Photo by Keith Lobdell “There is a really good protocol in place, and there is a set plan of progression,” school nurse Carol Schwoebel said. “The communication needs to be back and forth between the coaches, the doctors and everyone in the school,” Caputo said. “Working with Moriah was great because I was on the phone with the athletic director and we were able to get kids through the pro-

gressions easier because we were working together.” Westport uses a computer program to perform baseline tests on student athletes which can be used in case of a brain trauma injury to chart any affects the injury may have had. “Baseline testing is very important,” Caputo said. “It gives us something to go off when an injury happens. There also has to be

a short, physical test as well.” Caputo said that the research of brain injuries and traumas has escalated over the past two years, with leagues like the NFL and NHL looking at ways to better protect their players heads. “These are injuries that were not really well-recognized until the last couple of years,” Caputo said. “My biggest concern is that many are not treated properly. The brain is way complex, and a brain injury is way complex. That is why it is a different kettle of fish then treating a sprained ankle.” Caputo said that proper recovery from a concussion is not just limited to keeping a child off the field or court. “If it is taking them over an hour to do homework they could usually get done in half the time, they have a problem and it needs to be taken care of,” he said. “A concussion can be a problem for sports, but it can also be a problem for academics. They need to have that time to heal and that could include resting academically as well as athletically.” Caputo said that over time, he felt sports may end up looking a lot different in order to combat brain trauma injuries. “The way this is headed, there are going to be some major rule changes in some very popular sports. In football, if you eliminate helmet-to-helmet contact in any form, you eliminate a lot of the problems in the sport.”

Christmas celebration set to return to Essex Dec. 1, along with Santa ESSEX — The hamlet of Essex, N. Y., has announced its plans for The Magic of Christmas in Essex to be held on Saturday, December 1. The day will begin at 9:15 a.m. when Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Adirondack Art Association building, across from the blinking light, via horse-drawn carriage. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then proceed to the Essex Firehouse where their friends and admirers can join them for a free pancake breakfast. Other events include the Community Church bazaar and luncheon (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), the Whallonsburg Grange bazaar

(check with the grange for the hours), the “Reindeer Run,” a free fun run for both kids for adults (12:45 to 1:15 p.m.) that starts and finishes at LiveWell on Main Street, and the holiday cookie contest at the Essex Ice Cream Café (2 to 2:45 p.m.). First prize in the cookie contest is $50; contestants must drop off by cookies 1:45 p.m. Several events will be held over extended hours. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., holiday vendors will be set up in the Adirondack Art Association building offering jewelry, ornaments, hand-woven Adirondack baskets, legendary biscotti, paintings, wreaths & kissing balls, baked goods, pottery, glass

Sayward honored with ACT endowment LAKE PLACID — As Teresa Sayward steps down from her seat in the New York State Assembly, her leadership service is being recognized through an endowment fund established at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) to enhance something she cares deeply about: enhanced public access, water quality protection, and wildlife habitat in the Boquet River watershed and adjacent Lake Champlain. Sayward has represented New York State’s 113th Assembly District, which includes the counties of Essex, Hamilton, Warren and six towns in Saratoga County, for a decade. Prior to that, she was Willsboro Town Supervisor for 11 years and chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors for two years. The list of her volunteer contributions to the region is lengthy and impressive. When asked by a group of grateful constituents which of her many achievements gave her the most pleasure, Sayward said it was the creation of the Noblewood Park and Nature Preserve in Willsboro. The Park, a

“pristine pocket of nature,” was a joint project of the Town of Willsboro and the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. It offers an expansive sand beach on Lake Champlain and nature trails at the mouth of the Boquet River on Lake Champlain. The Youth Commission operates a summer program for local youth on Park grounds. Peter Paine of Willsboro spearheaded the effort to recognize Sayward’s long term of public service. “Teresa has worked very hard for this region,” Paine said. “A small group of her biggest fans started the Teresa Sayward Fund for the Boquet River Basin at ACT, which will be a perpetual resource for enhanced public access, water quality protection, and wildlife habitat in the Boquet River watershed and adjacent Lake Champlain, to demonstrate our appreciation. Additional gifts are welcome to help build the fund. For information, contact Cali Brooks, Executive Director of ACT,

and other local crafts. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fabulous Holiday Photo Booth will operate at the Essex Ice Cream Café. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Belden Noble Library will hold its silent auction with twelve baskets of exciting items donated by local businesses and residents. The day wraps up with a reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” by Steven Kellogg in the Belden Noble Library at 4 p.m. and the lighting of the tree in front of the town hall at 5:15 p.m.

Local shops including the Pink Pig, Neighborhood Nest, Essex Ice Cream Café, Cupola House, LiveWell, and ReNew will be open throughout the day, offering holiday gifts and gift certificates. Lunch and dinner will be available at the Essex Inn, with live holiday music and festive seasonal drinks available in the evening. The Magic of Christmas in Essex is sponsored by the Town of Essex and by Essex Initiatives.

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hope everyone has an excellent Thanksgiving Day! If you're not into all the shopping, prepping, serving of a home cooked Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner and then try to stuff all the leftovers in the refrigerator, you have four other area choices. Here in E-town we have the delicious choices of turkey, ham or prime rib dinner at the Deer's Head Inn from 1 to 7 p.m. You may want to travel to Westport, where the Westport Hotel & Tavern is having an old fashion turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 2 to 9 p.m. You're also invited to attend the congregation and friends at the Westport Federate Church for a traditional turkey dinner in their fellowship hall. For more information call 962-8293. You can also go to Keene, the ADK Cafe will be serving their Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings until 9 p.m. A good way to work off the turkey dinner is to get to the the ski slopes on Friday, Nov. 23. Whiteface and Gore Mountains ski slopes will be open for fun, thanks to their snow making ability. For more informa-

tion, check their websites, or The alternative, if your brave, is to join the herds of shoppers for the “Black Friday” sales in any store in any town you go to. If this is your choice to work off that turkey dinner, please be patient, careful and stay safe with your purchases, your car and your wallet, it can get really crazy out there. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the E-town Planning Board meets at 6:30 pm. in the town hall. If you have questions about the making of the Comprehensive Plan, join them and get the most current update. The public is always Welcome. The CATS (Champlain Area Trails) travel writing contest is over and the 10 finalists have been chosen. Everyone is invite to vote on these finalist's entries to decide who the $250 People's Choice winner shall be. The $500 first place winner is chosen by contest judges in mid January. Log onto their website at, read the entries to find your favorite, vote by Friday, Nov. 30.

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ope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends; now with this holiday behind us it is time to move on to the next big Holiday. This past weekend the community started us into the Hoiday spirit by sponsoring some Holiday sales and lunches. We are most grateful to all that came out to support these events. Now it is time to mark your calendar for the Dec. 1 weekend of events. The Willsvoro Congregational church will once again be holding their Annual Greens Tea on that day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a sale of crafts, food, collectables and Fresh green wreaths, and also serving a lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your journey could then take you down to the Paine Library to check out some area craft people's craft items for sale. The same day the communities of Essex and Whallonsburg will also be offering some special annual events. So plan to make a day of visiting around and stay in the holiday mood. A neighbor, Francis, would like to thank

everyone for making her recent Birthday one to be remembered. She would especially like to thank Dale of the Willsboro Lanes and Gordon and Lori Latford and friends for their part in making this a special time. The Willsboro & Reber United Methodist Churches enjoyed the return of a former pastor Rev. Bob Hurd and his family to our pulpit this past Sunday. Another past pastor Rev. David Smith will be conducting the Sunday, Nov. 25 service. I kind of got ahead of myself last week, the benefit for D.J. Belzile will be held on Sunday Nov. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Johnny's Family Smokehouse Restaurant. There will be a $10 cover charge for this event. Pizza & Wings will beprovided along with a 50/50 raffle. There will also be some special music by Mr. G's Music Machine. D.J. is the one who had a recent logging accident and injured his hand, so come out and lend a supporting hand in this event. Happy Birthday to: Ramona Sheehan Nov. 24, David Feeley Nov. 28, Dennis Kalma Nov. 29, Paula Lindsay Nov.29, Florence Hathaway Nov. 30.



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Rob Ivy • you’re at their site, check out the Bill Amadon painting they are raffling off. It shows a portion of the trail in summer with Coon Mountain in the distance, done in a nearly photo-realistic style. Bill is a CATS board member and accomplished painter whose work I’ve enjoyed watching evolve over the course of many years. If you find yourself in downtown Essex, stop by the town hall and say hello to Audrey Hoskins, our new town clerk. Luckily for the town, Audrey came out of a quiet retirement in bucolic Whallonsburg to take on this job. My dog Ginny is very fond of Audrey and hopes Audrey has a box of yummy dog cookies on hand to offer her canine visitors (hint, hint). Ginny is spending Thanksgiving in Reber with her friends Dennis and Bahta while we’re in sunny Austin, Texas. My children are fine cooks, and I’m more than delighted to let them take over the planning and execution of our Thanksgiving dinner. All I have to do is provide a bit of financial backing, trim the brussel sprouts and stay out of the kitchen.

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his season’s Wednesdays in Wadhams lecture series at the Wadhams Free Library continues on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. with Willsboro residents Jim Kinley and Mary Bell, who’ll share tales and slides of their recent travels through Eastern Europe. In their day jobs, Jim is code enforcement officer for Willsboro, and Mary is executive director of the Crary Foundation in Elizabethtown (she oversees the administration of all those Crary Fund education grants that play such a big role in the lives of collegebound students throughout the North Country). Their talk is entitled “Why and Where Slovakia: Doin’ Roots in Eastern Europe,” and as always it’s free and open to the public. Your questions will be welcome, too. Budding musicians of all ages will be interested to hear that pianist and music educator Rose Chancler has added two new teachers to the roster at her studio in the Hamilton building. Keene drummer Nick Gully will offer lessons in drumming and drumset on Thursday evenings, and Sagar Nagdir will offer lessons in electric guitar and bass on weekends (Saturdays or Sun-

days possible). Both are experienced and accomplished musicians who will be able to help you unlock your hidden talents and make the music that you long to create. For information, call Rose Chancler at 962-2949. The Westport Heritage House will be welcoming the Masons Holiday Party for children on Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. again this year. And, to make the day even more festive, the Boy Scouts will be selling Christmas trees out in front of the WHH during the party. Bring the children to enjoy the party and come support the Boy Scouts. And the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia returns to Westport to present a concert of traditional Russian sacred and folk music on Sunday December 2 at 6 p.m. at the Westport Federated Church. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the ensemble's expenses. Don’t forget to visit the CATS web site at to read the essays in the current CATS writing contest and place your vote for the people’s choice award. Voting ends on November 30, and the winners will be announced in January.

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e at the NCSPCA would like to bring to your attention an urgent need for adopters or fosters for six of our long-term dogs. These dogs, through no fault of their own, continue to get passed by while their friends come and go. These are not "bad" dogs. These are dogs who need someone to love, someone to trust, and someone to give them a second chance in life. Although we care for each and every animal like they are our own, we know that life at the shelter pales in comparison to life in a real home. These dogs deserve more. They deserve a real life ... in a real home ... with a real family. And they are counting on us to help them get there. All of these dogs have been sponsored by a very generous donor who believes in them too, so, their adoption fees are waived and there is no cost to the adopter. For 4 of these dogs - Bear, Brandy, Cocoa, and Roxie - the NCSPCA will pay for professional training for them and their new owners. If you cannot adopt, please consider fostering. A short-term commitment will make a lifetime of difference for these dogs. You can see some terrific photos of these dogs on our Facebook webpage! Our featured pet this week is Roxie, a

young Labrador Retriever/Staffordshire Terrier-mix who came to us terribly undersocialized and afraid. Roxie is cautious around new people and needs some time to become comfortable with you; once she does, you will find that she has a goofy, sweet, fun-loving side that is positively endearing. Roxie would benefit from a home with experienced dog owners, who can provide the structure and leadership she needs to help her become the best companion she can be.



y many thanks to everyone who put together the wonder well attended festival of lights and Farmer ’s Market that occurred this past Saturday. It really gives the village a perked up look that we definitely can use. Fortunately for those who missed it, the lights and very pretty decorations will be around through the holidays. This event truly did revitalize Keeseville. Remember, the village office has documents on hand pertaining to the potential dissolution of our village which goes before a vote in late January. Before making such an impacting decision it is important to gain all the knowledge possible to make the most informed decision. This is also a situation where the voices of everybody are truly important. Voting is still going on for the Winter Travel Writing contest sponsored by Champlain Area Trails. Be sure to go online at There are ten wonder essays to read and vote on to win the People’s Choice Award. My

thanks to Chris Maron and Champlain Area Trails for this and all the other work they do for our community. Speaking of thanks, in the spirit of this week I would like to express my thanks in the craziest year I’ve ever had. First, I am so thankful for the amazing amount of love and life that I have been fortunate enough to share with those I lost this year: my mother who blessed us with over ninety years of love and compassion; and Bailey and Misty who taught me and my family the true meaning of unconditional and selfless love. I am thankful for the loved ones I still get to share my life with and hope to for a long time to come. Being able to say that makes me incredibly thankful for all the doctors whose care and knowledge kept me going earlier this year when my body was ready to quit. Finally, of course a very appreciative thanks to the community I’ve come to love so very much and all the readers who enjoy what I love to do - write. Thank you all and stay well. Namaste’

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big group of kids and adults from the Essex United Methodist Church recently gathered to pack shoe boxes with toys and other goodies to give away to needy children. Last year this group donated 123 boxes of gifts; this year they easily bettered that record with nearly 140 boxes. Leading this year ’s effort were Cathy Phillips, Peggy Staats and Peggy Hunn. Tom Mangano of the Belden Noble Library announced a silent auction of a large assortment of wonderful donated items, with all proceeds going to the library. There are lots of books and gift baskets on offer, and all are on display right now at the library for your perusal and bid. The auction closes on the afternoon of Dec. 1. The Champlain Area Trail Society’s writing contest is now open for voting. Just go to their website, read the stories and cast a ballot. You can also check out the extensive trail map, with descriptions of each trail’s difficulty and views. It’s becoming quite an extensive network, and provides lots of opportunities for some exercise. While

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Local schools attend third annual Youth Climate Summit at Wild Center By Keith Lobdell TUPPER LAKE — Students from throughout the North Country assembled in Tupper Lake Nov. 14 and 15 to talk about the environment. The fourth annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit was held at the Wild Center over those two days, bringing high school and college students together to talk about the environment. “I am really amazed at what all of the schools have been able to do,” Zach Berger said. Berger, currently studying at RIT, made inquiries with the Wild Center about creating a youth summit after attending a business environmental summit as a student at Lake Placid Central School. “Jen Kretzer invited us to the conference, and we were the only school there,” Berger said. “After those two days, I didn’t feel that the students had a voice to talk about what schools and students can do, so I called Jen back and we spent the next year planning the conference.” Berger said he is happy to see that students have taken to the summit and taking what they learned back to their communities. “Schools present what they have done over the past year to help the environment and it is really impressive,” he said. “The summit is planned with a team of students here in the Tri-Lakes,” Kretzer said.

Students from throughout the state of New York gathered at the Wild Center for the fourth annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit Nov. 14-15. Photo by Keith Lobdell “The teachers and others are there for support and offer feedback, but this is really an even that is planned for students by students.” Kretzer said she has been impressed with how the summit has changed both at the Wild Center and with the schools involved.

“I have really seen the change in the schools and in the enthusiasm of the students involved,” she said. “We have been used as a model in other places around the world. We had a group from Finland here last year attending our summit that went back and immediately started planning their

own.” “Our green team has really been able to leave its mark on the district and that all started here,” Tupper Lake Green Team Advisor Kathleen Eldridge said. “The first year we were overwhelmed by the knowledge and a little afraid, but since we have gained the tools and have been able to think of solutions for our school.” Eldridge said that their club has become a model much like the conference has. “With the support of our superintendent and school, our team is a role model for their peers in our school as well as others,” she said. “We are hoping to get some creative ideas that they will be able to bring back to our school,” Keene teacher Brian LaVallee said. “They have already been able to do a lot with the composting and garden programs at the school.” “I think that this impacts the students more than any workshop that I go to with them,” Potsdam High School Environmental Club Advisor Jim Allott said. “They go back to school fired up and it becomes contagious.” Local high schools attending the summit included Long Lake, Moriah, ElizabethtownLewis, Keene, Lake Placid, Northwood, North Country School, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Plattsburgh High. They were joined by North Country Community College, Paul Smith’s College and Plattsburgh State.

Whiteface benefits from cold temperatures with early opening WILMINGTON — A full six days ahead of schedule, Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington opened for the 2012-’13 skiing and riding season Saturday, Nov. 17. Bright sunshine, mild temperatures and variable conditions made for a great first day as hundreds of skiers and riders rode the Facelift quad chair to the Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox trails. “There were a lot of smiling faces today, plenty of people excited to see the mountain

open,” said New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) president/CEO Ted Blazer. “The crew and staff at the mountain did an outstanding job getting it ready for today. This is day number one for what should be an exciting season ahead.” Blazer noted that the recent weather and temperatures have been ideal for making snow. He went on to say that this allowed the mountain to open earlier than anticipated.

Saturday marked the earliest opening for Whiteface since 2003-’04, when the season began on Nov. 16. “My wife and I thought that it would be fun to see what the skiing would be like,” Ryan Cross of Essex said. “I’m glad that we did, the snow’s great and the temperatures are perfect.” After opening weekend, Whiteface closed and was scheduled to re-open Friday, Nov. 23,

in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. ORDA’s two other ski resorts, Gore Mountain, in North Creek and Belleayre Ski Resort, in Highmount are also slated to open during the holiday period, conditions permitting. Gore’s opening day is Friday, while Belleayre is scheduled to open on Saturday. For conditions report at Whiteface this weekend, log on to


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Blue election Continued from page 1 The only Republicans to win Essex County were Dan Stec, running for the state’s 114th Assembly seat, and Betty Little running for re-election to the state Senate. Stec narrowly beat Democrat Dennis Tarantino, 6,8986,276, in Essex County. Little, running unopposed, got 11,202 votes. “It is encouraging to see that Democrats have prevailed in a primarily Republican county and across the country,” said Bethany Kosmider, Essex County Democratic Party chairwoman. “It is obvious that not all people vote their party line. “President Obama has demonstrated commitment to the American people and apparently there is enough faith in Essex County and America to continue on the same path for another four years,” she said. “Rome wasn't built in a day and I trust we will continue to move forward.” Ron Jackson, Essex County Republican chairman, acknowledged his party is disappointed. “They (Democrats) did a better job of getting their message out,” Jackson said. “I thought we would do better with the economy being bad. “We (Republicans) worked hard,” he added. “Matt Dohe-

ny spent a lot of time in the county. All we can do is keep trying.” Republicans have long been the dominant party in Essex County. This year there are 13,038 registered Republicans and 7,314 registered Democrats. There are 2,035 registered independents. But that registration advantage hasn’t translated into success lately. Democrats thrived in the 2008 general election in Essex County. Democrats crushed Republicans at every turn. Barack Obama was elected president in a landslide. Democrats increased their majorities in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. They took control of the New York State legislature. In 2008 Obama won in 16 of the 18 towns in Essex County. Obama received 9,531 votes (56.1 percent) for president in Essex County. GOP candidate John McCain got 7,189 (42.3 percent). Even hometown favorite Alexander “Sandy” Treadwell of Westport felt the sting of being a Republican in 2008. Running against Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for a seat in the House, the former Essex County and New York State GOP chairman was crushed. Not only did he lose by a wide margin, Treadwell lost Essex County, 2,701-2,502, after spending $6 million of his own



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Veterans come together for Willsboro dinner to honor their service WILLSBORO — 120 Veterans and their guests from the Towns of Essex and Willsboro were honored at the Willsboro Central School Cafeteria with a Program and Dinner sponsored by the Essex Community Church, Foothills Baptist Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s and St. Philip’s Catholic Churches, Willsboro Congregational – UCC, and Willsboro/Reber United Methodist Churches. This was the eighth Annual Veterans Day Program and Dinner. Besides the Vet-




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wishing to donate to this worthy cause may send their contribution to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla., 32256-9411. If anyone wishes to assist Rick Sayward on the annual Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament fundraiser he began two years ago, contact Rick at Rick’s Place, 9634371. The first year, the tournament raised over $6,000, and just this past summer over $10,000 was raised and donated to the Wounded Warrior Program. State Veteran Counselor, Tim Pierce, was also present for the program to discuss benefits Veterans may not be aware of This Veterans Program also included Patriotic music by Veterans, Chuck Moynan and Richard Morgan. Invocation was given by Father Mickey Demo and Benediction by Rev. Margi Shaw and the Meal Blessing by Rev. Daniel Bordonaro. WWII Veteran Ed Collins talked about his recent trip to Washington, D.C. with a group of WWII Veterans. The Art Teacher, Liz Belios of the Willsboro Central School engaged her classes to create an art tribute to the Veterans. Her elementary, intermediate and high school art classes create individual placemats, banners and table centerpieces to commemorate Veterans Day and to celebrate our Veterans and what they have done for our country.

Chorale set for holiday program ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its holiday program, “Shout for Joy!” in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. The program features a wide variety of holiday spirituals. The chorale, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, is a community ensemble of 40 members, directed by Susan Hughes and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty. Admission to the concerts is free, with a goodwill donation accepted at the door. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, director, at 873-7319.

Craft bazaar set KEENE VALLEY — There will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar on Dec. 8 with Quality Gifts, Scholastic Book Fair, Ski Tuning and Equipment Swap, Silent Auction, Entertainment, Kids Crafting, Santa Claus at 11 a.m. and much more, all at Keene Central School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Market Street, Keene Valley. For more information call 946-8317.

Ecumenical choirs to perform KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts. The first concert will be Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru at 7:30 p.m. The second concert will be Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville. The choir is directed by Jeanette Woodruff and accompanied by Carol Bachand. The 66 member choir will be performing a variety of sacred and secular Christmas music. Admission is free.

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Timbuctoo, Magpie come to Au Sable Forks Elementary school By Katherine Clark AU SABLE FORKS — “A new life for me and you, the dream of Timbuctoo” will be brought to life by the fifth grade students from Au Sable Forks elementary students. The folk duo Magpie, Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino visited the students for the first time on Oct. 12. “We work with students from fourth and fifth grade about historical events,” Artzner said. The duo work with students by introducing a historical event and telling them a story. Introducing slavery, the abolitionists, the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. To this class, the duo taught the students about not just the tale of Harpers Ferry but going deeper into a certain story which is not widely told. The story of Gerrit Smith, a wealthy abolitionist who deeded land the black New Yorkers to secure a vote. “Without land, no one could vote, Smith deeded the land to any black man who wanted to try to start a new life in the Adirondacks and give them the opportunity to

The folk duo Magpie, Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino visited the students at AuSable Forks Elementary School Oct. 12. Photo by Katherine Clark vote,” Artzner said. The duo started their artist residence at Ausable Forks Elementary School with children in the 4 through 6 grade classes of Tam-

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Keene rental destroyed By Katherine Clark KEENE — A fire destroyed a rental camp in the early morning hours of Nov. 15. The cabin, on 150 Gristmill Road, was occupied by two renters and their dog when the fire started around 2:45 a.m. Keene Town Supervisor Bill Ferebee said he arrived at the scene around 3:15 a.m. “The couple and their dog were waiting in their car when I got there,” Ferebee said. “We brought them down to the community center to keep warm

while they waited for the property owner to get there.” Ferebee said the Brooklyn couple were examined by medical personnel but had not suffered any injuries. Property owner Dave Griffith said the property is a total loss but the property was insured. “It’s gone, there’s no place left,” Griffith said. Griffith said the property was one of a few vacation rentals he owns in the area. Calls to Essex County Emergency Services to determine cause of the fire were not returned by press time.

AUSABLE CHASM — The life of a Keene Valley woman ended by suicide on Wednesday, Nov. 14 after she jumped from the Route 9N bridge at Ausable Chasm. The body of a Carol S. Rupprechd, 73, of Keene Valley, was discovered at the south bank of the Ausable River beneath the bridge by a tourist who was completing a tour around the Chasm on Wednesday afternoon. According to State Police Senior Investigator Kevin Levine, based in Plattsburgh, the general manager of Ausable Chasm called the state police around 3:30 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 15, Clinton County Coroner David F. Donah declared the manner of death to be a suicide, according to State Police Lt. William Gorman, based in Ray Brook. The Ausable Chasm bridge, which crosses over the deep chasm with the Ausable River flowing beneath it, has been the location where Levign said many suicides have occurred during his more than 26 years working in the area.

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WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - 14203 Rt. 9N, Au Sable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Mon. & Wed. 5:15pm, Thurs. & Fri. at 8am, Sat. 4pm, Sun. 10:30am. Confessions (reconciliation) Sat. 3:15-3:45pm. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - 781 Silver Lake Rd., Black Brook, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Closed for Winter Season BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Francis Flynn, Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM. web page: detail/375 St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email:

bury throughout the country to use the lyrics and lessons to come together in a way for the students to feel history come alive. MAGPIE's program of music from the Civil War era, like their other programs, goes beyond just the story of the war, of the government and the armies, to tell the personal stories of the people of the times and how they dealt with the crisis gripping the nation. The program begins with music from the abolitionist movement and from the Underground Railroad. The songs deal with Mary Brown, wife of the famed raider of Harper's Ferry, John Brown, and with the dangerous flight of the fugitive slaves to freedom in the north. They also celebrate the great conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman. The duo will be working with the children to write the lyrics of a song inspired by Smith’s gift of land for freed slaves in the Adirondack Park. The students will conclude their project by performing their original song at the John Brown Lives exhibit of “Dreaming of Timbuctoo.

St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 24 through September 9. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship

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nyone who has spent much time in the woods understands that nature is very fickle. In fact, it is quite often downright contrary. Possibly, this is the true natural attraction, as an ever changing, environment is certainly much more interesting than a static state. Over my years in the woods, I’ve stumbled across a wide collection of natural oddities. However, quite possibly the strangest incident I’ve ever witnessed occurred while bow hunting in the Southern Tier near Cobleskill. I was sitting in a tree-stand on top of a long ridge that looms over Cobleskill Reservoir. The small pond is a popular stop over for Canada Geese during their migration south. It was early bow season, and I was comfortably ensconced in a stand situated atop a long ridgeline locally known as Dow Hollow. The morning was crisp, the air still, and the woods were quiet. Before a glint of sun was evident in the morning sky, the silence was shattered by a colophony of geese taking off from the waters below. Peering through leaf bare oaks and towering white pines, I could make out a long dark mass of geese taking to the air; honking and barking on a southern journey. As the great flock flew over the ridgeline, the big birds were barely clearing the treetops, and the noise resounded through the forest. The birds were flying over the ridgetop so low; I could hear their powerful wing beats. Soon the birds were out of sight and the silence returned. I could hear the grey squirrels searching for acorns, otherwise the woods were still and quiet. I listened intently while waiting intently for the telltale sound of whitetails returning up the ridge from the fields far below. But there were none. The only sound was the chattering of my teeth, as I suffered through the long, cold lapse of time between first light, and a warm sun.There are no words to describe the agony of waiting for the warm morning sun to snake down from the treetops to your stand. Undeniably, it is the coldest part of the day, a slow misery. As I sat shivering in the stand, I heard a lone bark. It came from a short distance down the ridge. I heard it again, and after a prolonged rustling of leaves, it appeared to be getting closer.

The noise continued, and off to my right, I could barely make out the outline of something running along the forest floor. It was coming my way, and it was traveling fast. Finally, I could see what appeared to be a large Canada goose. It was running and as just as it appeared to get airborne; a large turkey flew out of a nearby pine. The turkey hit the goose from behind, square in the shoulders and knocked it to the ground. There were feathers everywhere, as the birds got back on their feet. Before my eyes, the two birds faced off and a heavy weight fight broke out. While the turkey puffed its chest, gobbled and displayed its impressive fan. Across the leave littered ring, the goose stretched out its neck, lowered its head, and hissed like a mad cobra. The turkey continued the attack, and soon it chased the goose over the ridge and out of sight. However, I heard the battle continue for quite some time. After waiting for the whitetails that never showed up, I got out of my stand and followed a trail of feathers down the ridge. However, there was no sign of either the victor or the vanquished. Later, after relating the battle to an old birding friend, he surmised the goose likely clipped a wing on a treetop and fell to the ground. “Geese,” he explained, “need a lot of room to get airborne.” And without a clear runway in the thick woods, it would be difficult to take off. Compounding the matter, turkeys are notoriously territorial. He surmised that the big tom likely saw the comparably sized goose as a threat, and attacked it. Although I’ve seen many unusual sights in the woods, the combination of two heavyweights going at it in a natural ring, in the early morning light, has always struck me as the most exciting and unusual of all. However, I am always interested in learning of other such incidents, and if you’ve got a story; I’d be happy to hear it. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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DEC fisheries explained that it is not unusual for fish to have such markings, especially as juviniles. Photo by Joe Hackett

Outdoor News Editor Steve Piatt wins Communications Award ELIZABETHTOWN — Steve Piatt, editor of the popular New York Outdoor News, was recognized at recent New York State Council of Trout Unlimited General Meeting for his outstanding contributions to sportsmen and conservationists, and proclaimed the winner of the 2012 Professional Communications Award. This yearly award is reserved for journalists who have made major contributions to New York’s sportsmen and women. Editor of the New York Outdoors News since its founding in 2004, Piatt was cited for his exemplary service, integrity and leadership in bringing current news of the outdoors to a wide audience in New York and neighboring states. With a circulation of over 33,000, the Outdoor News has grown to become the premier news source for outdoor recreation in the region. Trout Unlimited Council Immediate Past Chair Dee Maciejewski noted that the paper plays an important role in the legislative halls in Albany, where its consistent support of outdoors activities and conservation has been a significant voice for sportsmen and women. Walter Trzcienski, President of the Lake Champlain Trout Unlimited chapter that sponsored Piatt for the award, said “Steve has been a constant spokesman for the best in outdoor interests, be it fishing, hunting or other things we do in New York. All sportsmen join me in congratulating him on this achievement.”

Denpubs Sports Fall sports season ends with familiar phrase: Chazy is state champs By Keith Lobdell MIDDLETOWN — After the final horn to the 2012 Class D soccer season sounded, David Poitras proclaimed that the mission was accomplished. “We knew that we had to come here for one thing, to get our trophy back,” he said. The Chazy Eagles varsity boys soccer team did just that, scoring a 4-0 victory over the Fort Ann Cardinals of Section II for their sixth New York State Public High School Athletic Association title since 2004. “We came in with one goal and that was to get back to this field and win on Sunday,” head coach Rob McAuliffe said. “I am very proud of these boys for doing that.” “This game was everything that I have ever wanted to play for,” said sophomore Josh Barriere, who scored three goals and was named the tournament MVP. “It meant everything to win for me, my teammates and our fans.” Barriere scored the second, third and fourth goals of the game. In the 29th minute, he collected the rebound off a shot generated by a Craig Botten direct kick for a 2-0 lead.

“We were so physical in the air and we practice those all of the time and we know that we can get physical and finish,” Botten said. Barriere struck again in the 54th minute, after Poitras had carried the ball deep into Fort Ann’s zone. Poitras was dispossessed of the ball, which bounced back to Barriere, who fired a shot that bounced off of the crossbar and behind the goal line. “I was just trying to get in as close as I could to the net and get past as many defend-

ers as I could,” Poitras said. “When the ball went behind me and I saw Josh was stepping up, I just wanted to get down and give him and open shot.” In the 70th minute, Pelton took a corner kick that went over the arms of Fort Ann goalie Jonah Gould and found the head of Barriere for his third goal and a 4-0 lead. “I was just in the right place at the right time, and all I wanted to do was hit the ball right,” Barriere said. “We had Brandon who scored the majority of our goals this season, but we knew that other players would have to step up in critical times and that is what Josh did,” McAuliffe said. Laurin was held scoreless in the championship game but did have the goal that got the Eagles there against Poland. “I would have like to have gone out with a goal in my final game for this team,” Lau-

rin said. “But today, everyone played like an all star.” The Eagles’ first goal of the game came off another Pelton kick, finding the head of Nathan Reynolds in the 26th minute. “We had a lot of people working hard to create an opportunity,” Reynolds said. “I saw Nelson getting ready to serve the ball back in and I just wanted to get my head down and put the ball on frame.” The Eagles finished with 28 shots, 20 of which were on net with Gould making 15 saves and John Allen one. Kyle Bissonette made a pair of saves for the Eagles as Fort Ann had three total shots, but was very active in getting to balls that entered the penalty area. “I knew that they would want to counter attack on us,” Bissonette said. “I wanted to take away anything that I could get to, and I knew that would shut down their offense.” The Eagles (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2012) joined Southold and Shenendehowa (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2005) as sixtime state champions, now trailing only Pittsford Mendon, which has won seven state titles (1979, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2005).

They are all here! You can find pictures from throughout the 2012 fall sports season at, and for

EVERY TEAM, EVERY SCHOOL, EVERY SPORT Just go to our home page, click on the media banner and choose galleries to find pictures from throughout the boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball, football, girls swimming, gymnastics and cross country seasons


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LAKE PLACID — Free computer classes: “Importing and Exporting Digital Pictures” from 10 a.m.-noon and Microsoft Excel 1-3p.m. Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main Street, 523-3200. LAKE PLACID — Open Knitting Gatherine, Adirondack Yarns, 2241 Saranac Ave, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23

LAKE PLACID — Santa Train, begins at Thendara Station, 2568 State Route 28, and goes to Otter Lake, runs start at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $15, $10 kids. LAKE PLACID — Congo, The Grand Inga Project film showing, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30 p.m. $15. 523-2512.

Saturday, Nov. 24

PAUL SMITHS — Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walks, Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 New York 30. 8:30 a.m. $20. 327-6241. LAKE PLACID — Santa Train, begins at Thendara Station, 2568 State Route 28, and goes to Otter Lake, runs start at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $15, $10 kids. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.1p.m. 523-2512, JAY — Holiday Sale: New and gently used decorations and gift items., Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25

WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5.

Monday, Nov. 26

SARANAC LAKE — Fiorile Financial Advisory Group to hold open house, 126 Kiwassa Road, 3-7 p.m. 891-3290. WESTPORT —YOGA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6 p.m. $10. LAKE PLACID — American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thomas Shipman Youth Center , Cummins Rd, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 WESTPORT — Essex County Fair Board to hold meeting for 2013 Fair, Cooperative Extension Building, 3 Sisco Street, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

SARANAC LAKE — Chess Club to meet, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive, 6 p.m. 891-7117. WADHAMS — Jim Kinley and Mary Bell present: Exploring Eastern Europe: Searching for a Family's Roots, Wadhams Free Library, 763 New York 22 Scenic, 7:30 p.m. 962-8717. TUPPER LAKE — American Red Cross Blood Drive, Goff Nelson Library, 41 Lake St, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Zumba Fitness Class, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, 7530 Court Street, 3 p.m., $8, or $20 for the Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, and 19 classes. 873-6408. WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 29

SARANAC LAKE — The Nation of Burkina Faso; African growth through Education,” seminar presented by Dr. Jean Ouédraogo, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, LAKE PLACID — Ukulele, Beginning & Beyond, Class, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 6-7:30 p.m. $65. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m. WESTPORT — American Style Waltz Dance Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center Artisan Craft Fair, 7626 U.S. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center Artisan Craft Fair, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Gallery Opening: The BIG little Art Show, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 13 p.m. $20. 523-2512. LAKE PLACID — The Nutcracker Ballet to be performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30 p.m. $18. 523-2512. ESSEX — Magic of Christmas in Essex to be celebrated, Adirondack Art Association building, Main Street, 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLINTONVILLE — The Gibson Brothers will be perform for Christmas in the Forks tree lighting to benefit Holy Name School., Au Sable Valley Central Middle/High School, 1490 New York 9N, 7 p.m. $20,, 647-8444. WILLSBORO — Willsboro Congregational Church Annual Christmas Greens Tea, Route 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9637772. KEENE VALLEY — Dynafit Competence Center Ski Movie Kickoff Party at the Keene Arts Playhouse, located in the Old Methodist Church, Route 73, 6 p.m. $5. 576-2281.

Sunday, Dec. 2

LAKE PLACID — The Nutcracker Ballet to be performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7:30 p.m. $18. 523-2512. WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5. WESTPORT — St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from St. Petersburg Russia to perform, Westport Federated Church, 7 Baybreeze Lane, 6 p.m. WADHAMS — Free Wreath making Workshop, Wadhams UCC Hall, 2569 County Route 10, 1-3 p.m. 962-8388. WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95,

Monday, Dec. 3

WESTPORT — Essex County Fair Board to hold annual membership meeting, Cooperative Extension Building, 3 Sisco Street, 7 p.m. WESTPORT —YOGA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6 p.m. $10. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m.


FLIPPING OUT By Steven J. St. John

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November 24, 2012 PIANO LESSONS *New Students Welcome. Please Call for Information 518-643-0152. *Experienced Teacher.

HEALTH WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727

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

MUSIC **OLD GUITARS WANTED! ** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker. Prairie State, D'Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920's thru 1980's. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 YAMAHA KEYBOARD With Axman Stand, Excellent Condition $75.00 518-578-5500

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES Looking for in the near future, Lost 2 recently of cancer at age 11 1/2, missed deeply, Lake Clear, NY. Require 518-891-7159

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. BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted Check us out online! All Major Brands Bought 1-866-446-3009 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted Check us out Online! All Major Brands Bought 1866-446-3009

RECORD COLLECTOR would like to buy record collections and sheet music. Cash Paid! Please Call 518-846-6784. WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094 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

WANTED TO BUY Good used Cider Press, Please Call 518-358-4152.


WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 YEARBOOKS UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks 1900-2012. www. or 214514-1040

HORSES HORSE BOARDING Saranac Lake 19 min from LP. Large Indoor & Outdoor Riding Ring, Private Trail system. Full or pasture board. Competitive Rates. Call or Text 518-302-6227 HORSEBACK LESSON PROGRAM Saddleback Ranch. Saranac Lake. All season. Complete Horsemanship. No Pressure setting. English & Western. Indoor Ring & Trails. Call or Text 518-302-6227

WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 Call and place your listing at 1-800-989-4237

AMERICAN BULLDOG Puppies NKC Reg. M/F, Johnson Type, Family Raised, Shots & Wormings UTD, Genetic Health Guaranteed, Parents on Premises, 4th. Generational Pups, with 18 yrs. Experience, Pet Only $1000.00 (OR) with Full Reg. $1200.00 For more information please call: 518-597-3090

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


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NEW YORK STATE Farm, HUNTING LAND/CABIN BARGAIN - 3 Acres w/ "Cozy Cabin" - $19,995 or $157/month;5 Acres w/ Adirondack Style Cabin $29,995 or $236/month. State land close by, greathunting, fishing & snowmobiling. Call 1-800229-7843 or visit WWW.LANDANDCAMPS. COM. 20% down, 8.49% rate, 15 years.

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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. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be

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Deadline: Friday at 4pm Mail to: The Classified Superstore - P.O. Box 338, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 FFax: 518-873-6360 • Phone: 518-873-6368 • Email: 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 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JIM GRANT PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 613, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to James W. Grant at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Create, produce and market exercise videos. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20739 ----------------------------CUPOLA HOUSE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, LLC Articles of Org. filed Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/26/2012. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2278 Main St., PO Box 99, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20742 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HALTI-USA, LLC AKA HALTI USA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/13/2007. Office location: ESSEX COUNTY, 114 Polarity Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. 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 National Registered Agents, Inc. 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501, New York, NY 10001 Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-42164 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on December 13, 2012,at the NYS Dept. of Transportation, Contract Management Bureau, 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond (FORM CONR 391) representing "25% of the bid total" as specified in the contract proposal must accom-

pany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express ( The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Construction contract plans and proposals are sold only on compact disk (CD). The cost is $10 per CD, plus $8 shipping and handling if the CD is not purchased in person. The CD includes both the plans (if applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are also available on Bid E x p r e s s ( for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, (518) 4572124; or from the Regional Office noted below. Requirements: NYSDOT requires that all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial standing. Subcontracting Provisions: Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specification §108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in

our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments have been incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments issued after a CD is purchased will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors who purchased CDs must also check the NYSDOT Web Site ( v / d o i n g business/opportunities/const-notices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law §139-j restricts contact with Department personnel afteradvertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on the NYSDOT Web Site. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts, both of which may present direct bidding opportu-

LAND FOR SALE HUNTING LAND/ CABIN BARGAIN 3 Acres w/ "Cozy Cabin"-$19,995 or $157/month* 5 Acres w/ Adirondack Style Cabin$29,995 or $236/month* State land close by, great hunting, fishing & snowmobiling. Call 1-800229-7843 or visit LANDANDCAMPS.COM *20% down, 8.49% rate, 15 years CHECK us out at

5 ACRES BORDERS 538 ACRE STATE FOREST, use Deer Creek, $16,900. 7 acres, 2brooks, $19,900. Financing. 1-888-683 -2626 LAND FOR SALE FORT PLAIN, NY: 33.4 acres hilltop view $69,000. 9.3 acres panaramic views $22,000. 3.6 acres $13,000. Owner financing. Great Investment† CALL, Henry Whipple: 518-861-6541 LAND FOR SALE ABANDONED FARM + 60 ACRES- $79,900! Beautiful trout stream, awesome valley views, quality hardwood timber, great hunting! Below market price! Call (888)905-8847. LAND FOR SALE ABANDONED FARM + 60 ACRES- $79,900! Beautiful trout stream, awesome valley views, quality hardwood timber, great hunting! Below market price! Call (888)905-8847. LAND FOR SALE 25,000 SQUARE FOOT BARN + 15 ACRES ONLY $89,900! Bring your horses- it's ready to go! Level, open land with beautiful views! Additional 60 acres next door available at a discount! Call (888)701-7509.

MOBILE HOME 96 COLONY 14X80, Mobile Home, 3br/2ba, master bathroom has jet tub, deck, gardens,appraised at $23,000 but selling at $20,000 obo 518-5725468.

REAL ESTATE WANTED NORTHERN LAND, Wanted for home building, 3 to 50 acres within 25 miles of Plattsburgh. or call 518 563 2849

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME STONE HOUSE ASKING $133,000 8619 ROUTE 9 - LEWIS 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large two car garage, lots of storage Recently remodeled bathroom , granite sink counter top, new living room with cathedral ceiling, kitchen includes raised ceilings, recessed lighting, corian counter top, new refrigerator, electric stove and dish washer. New windows, wood flooring, storm doors, laundry room with new washer and dryer. Living room contains large stone fireplace with Vermont cast iron insert. Lot contains nine small apple trees and birch trees. Willing to help with down payment. Please call 518-873-2120 to schedule a showing


nities for a Small Business Firm, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Reg. 01, Sam Zhou, Acting Regional Director, 50 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12232 D262146, PIN

1808.64, Albany, Essex, Greene, Saratoga & Warren Cos., Culvert Repair/Replacement at various locations., Bid Deposit $400,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 13 - 7% VN-11/17-11/24/122TC-42163 ----------------------------THE WILLSBORO FIRE DISTRICT is accepting sealed bids for installation of heat system and installation of new heat ducts and removal of the old heat ducts at the Reber Fire Station. Sealed bids must be in by December 10, 2012 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. For bid specifications contact Scott Moran 518963-8247. The Willsboro Fire District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. All bids should be sent to the Willsboro Fire District P.O. Box 786, Willsboro, New York 12996. Jean Gay Secretary Willsboro Fire District V N - 11 / 2 4 / 1 2 - 1 T C 42173 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE Notice of the Willsboro Fire Commissioners election to be held on December 11, 2012 The Willsboro Board Of Fire Commissioners shall hold election according to Town

Law 175 for the purpose of electing One (1) Fire Commissioners for a period of Five (5) years (From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017). Also One (1) Fire Commissioner for a period of Two (2) (From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014) All candidates must file a petition signed by Twenty-Five (25) qualified voters from the Willsboro Fire District, with the District Secretary by November 28, 2012. By Order Of, Jean Gay Secretary Willsboro Fire Commissioners V N - 11 / 2 4 / 1 2 - 1 T C 42172 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF IRWIN FARM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: Rt. 1, P.O. Box 80, Whallons Bay Rd., Essex, NY 129369706. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-11/24-12/29/126TC-42176 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore


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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 REAL ESTATE Discover Delaware's distinctive, gated community. Larger than life amenities - equestrian facility and Olympic pool.New Homes mid $40's. Low taxes. Brochures available 1-866-6290770†or

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TIRES FOR SALE Almost New 4 Sigma Regent Touring Tires 215/60r16 $50 EACH Call 518-332-7277

1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688

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


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

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

BOATS 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.


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

1980 OLDSMOBILE 4 door Cutlass, good transmission, body, 4.3L/260, 8 cyl., 97K, rear brake fluid line leak, must tow away. Asking $750. 518-563-2509 Leave Message. Call: (518) 563-2509

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

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.

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



CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330

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

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MOTORCYCLES WANTED CASH PAID Select watercraft, ATV, snowmobiles. FREE National Pickup-NO Hassle. 1-800-963-9216 Mon-Fri 9-7 (cst)

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. 1-800772-1142, 1-310-721-0726

SNOWMOBILES 1993 BOMBARDIER SNOWMOBILE Formula 500. Good condition. Runs well. Asking $400. 518-5636919.

TRUCKS 1978 CJ7 JEEP 7' Fisher Plow, $1500 OBO. 518354-8261 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

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NEW 2012 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR. 6 spd., SYNC system, sport pkg., cruise, Stk. #SEN507

MSRP Ford Retail Cust. Cash Dealer Discount

$20,965 -2,000 -1,000

NEW 2012 FORD F150 4x4 Supercab XLT





SYNC system, reverse sensing, push button sport, rear camera, heated leather seats, Stk. #EN2911

MSRP Dealer Discount

$33,640 -4,000




3.5L Eco-Boost, 6 spd. auto, trailer tow, SYNC system, pwr. grp., chrome pkg., Stk. #SEN559

MSRP $39,330 Ford Retail Cust. Cash -2,000 -500 Ford Retail Trade Assist* FMCC Retail Bonus*1 -1,000 Dealer Discount -2,135







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Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY

2012 Dodge Journey SXT - Stk. #AM301A, Blue ................... $22,988 2009 Dodge Journey SXT - Stk. #AN71A, Black..................... $17,988 2009 Dodge Journey SXT - Stk. #AN275A, Tan...................... $15,988 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT - Stk. #AN51A, Gray ....... $18,988 2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM288A, Red ... $20,988 2009 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM336A, Gray .. $17,988 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM323A, Brown.. $11,988 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM334A, Green .. $10,888 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE - Stk. #AM335A, Gold ......... $8,488 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport - Stk. #AM303A, Red........................ $13,988 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude - Stk. #AM351A, Blue................. $20,988 2007 Dodge Durango SLT - Stk. #AM292A, Blue ................... $13,788 Dealer #3160005



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2005 Dodge Durango SLT - Stk. #AN35A, Black..................... $10,988 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - Stk. #AM332A, Blue....$14,988 2007 Toyota Highlander - Stk. #AM302B, Silver..................... $17,588 2007 Jeep Compass LTD - Stk. #AM178A, Tan....................... $13,988 2011 Chrysler 200 LTD - Stk. #AM226A, Gray .......................... $21,988 2012 Chevy Malibu LT - Stk. #AM280A, Silver ........................ $21,988 2011 Chevy Impala LS - Stk. #AN41A, Silver ........................... $15,788 2010 Honda Accord LX - Stk. #AM313A, Blue ........................ $15,988 2011 Dodge Challenger RT - Stk. #AN68A, Orange .............. $29,888 2009 Chevy Cobalt LS - Stk. #AM352A, Blue ............................. $8,988 2010 Chevy Silverado LS - Stk. #AM219A, Black................... $19,988 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Stk. #AN21A, Silver ........ $16,988 ad d i rond d ackk a to com

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

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